Let the Devil Wear Black
|Let the Devil Wear Black|
|Directed by||Stacy Title|
|Produced by||Matt Salinger|
|Screenplay by||Stacy Title |
|Based on||Hamlet |
by William Shakespeare
|Starring||Maury Chaykin |
Philip Baker Hall
|Music by||Christophe Beck|
|Editing by||Luis Colina|
|Studio||New Moon Productions|
|Distributed by||A-Pix Entertainment|
|Running time||89 minutes|
The film reworks various Shakespearean plot devices. All of the language is modern. Comparisons are easy to spot between the play and the film if the person is familiar with the play. Even with it being based on Hamlet, Christopher Null of Film Critic said that it still has enough originality. Before the film was rated, Joe Leydon of Variety said that a couple of relatively explicit sex scenes would have to be cut if the producers wanted an R rating.
Jack, a grad student who has a history of mental illness can not get over the death of his father. Jack decides to take over his father's business. After receiving an anonymous tip that his father was murdered, he tries to put together the murder scheme. Soon after, he settles on his Uncle Carl as the prime suspect. At the same time, he realizes that his life is in danger.
The DVD was released in 2000 in English and German. The DVD has 15 chapters, Dolby Digital 5.1 sound, pan and scan transfer, Spanish subtitles, and a moving video scene index menu. The special features are behind the scenes footage and two versions of the film's movie trailer.
|Jonathan Penner||Jack Lyne|
|Jacqueline Bisset||Helen Lyne|
|Mary-Louise Parker||Julia Hirsch|
|Jamey Sheridan||Carl Lyne|
|Chris Sarandon||Mr. Lyne|
|Philip Baker Hall||Sol Hirsch|
|Joanna Gleason||Dr. Rona Harvey|
A Reel Film review said the actors are good and that the somber tone makes the film watchable. Christopher Null, of Film Critic, said that the film's most priceless moment is when the character Ophelia samples dog food.
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- Null, Christopher (2001-04-03). "Let the Devil Wear Black". Film Critic. Retrieved 2010-06-09.
- "Let the Devil Wear Black (1999) R". Fancast. Retrieved 2010-06-09.
- "Let the Devil Wear Black DVD Details". MovieFone. Retrieved 2010-06-09.