|aPerfume :|bthe story of a murderer|h[videorecording] /|cConstantin Film Produktion GmbH ; VIP 4 Medienfonds ; Davis-Films ; Rising Star [in co-production with] Nouvelles Editions de Films, Castelao Producciones S.A. ; produced by Bernd Eichinger, Gigi Oeri ; screenplay by Andrew Birkin & Bernd Eichinger & Tom Tykwer ; directed by Tom Tykwer.
|aHollywood, Calif. :|bParamount Home Entertainment ;|aTaipei :|bWei Shen,|c
|a1 videodisc (149 min.) :|bsd., col. ;|c4 3/4 in.
|aTitle from container.
|aOriginally released as a motion picture in 2006.
|aBased on the novel "Das parfum" by Patrick Su?skind.
|aSpecial features: The story of Perfume.
|aDirector of photography, Frank Griebe ; editor, Alexander Berner ; music, Reinhold Heil, Johnny Klimek, Tom Tykwer ; costume designer, Pierre-Yves Gayraud ; production designer, Uli Hanisch.
|aBen Whishaw, Dustin Hoffman, Rachel Hurd-Wood, Alan Rickman, John Hurt.
|aJean-Baptiste Grenouille is born under his mother's table at the fish market, onto a pile of muddy fish guts, establishing from the beginning his repulsion for putrid scents. A childhood of neglect and, later, a job at a tannery, encourage Jean-Baptiste to develop his olfactory sense rather than his verbal skills. When an opportunity to prove his worth to Parisian perfumist, Giuseppe Baldini, it results in his immediate hire into a promising new career. His successes in perfume mixing are negated by a blinding obsession for capturing the sublime beauty of human soul, which in his twisted logic requires the killing of young women to reduce their body fats to essential oils for the ultimate perfume.
|aMPAA rating: R; for aberrant behavior involving nudity, violence, sexuality, and disturbing images.
|aDVD, region 1, widescreen presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo., surround.
|aEnglish dialogue, English or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
|aGerman Film Awards, 2007: Film Award in Gold - Best Cinematography (Frank Griebe); Best Costume Design (Pierre-Yves Gayraud); Best Editing (Alexander Berner); Best Production Design (Uli Hanisch); Best Sound (Stefan Busch, Dirk Jacob, Michael Kranz, Frank Kruse, Matthias Lempert, Hanse Warns, Roland Winke) ; Film Award in Silver - Outstanding Feature Film (Bernd Eichinger).