Thursday 5th February 2009
Overflowing with smart quips and sex-themed rants Choke tells the satirical tale of dysfunctional con-artist Victor Mancini. Available on DVD from the 23rd March 2008 from Twentieth Century Fox, the multi-award-winning black comedy, based on novelist Chuck Palahniuk's book of the same name, follows the twisted protagonist as he scams his way into the lives of the wealthy residents of his hometown.
Unloved medical-school dropout Victor Mancini (Sam Rockwell; Charlie's Angels, The Assassination of Jesse James) works at a Colonial-Williamsburg-themed park by day and trawls sex-addiction groups looking for action by night. Suffering under the financial strain of looking after his Alzheimer's-afflicted mother Ida (Anjelica Huston; Darjeeling Limited) he devises an ingenious, yet complicated scam; heading to upscale restaurants Victor pretends to choke on his food, safe in the knowledge that one of the wealthy patrons will come to his rescue. Once saved' Victor appeals to his saviour for financial aid.
Winner of the prestigious Special Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival 2008, Choke is the second movie based on the work of Palahniuk, the controversial author of Fight Club. Released by Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment this irreverent comedy is a witty, provocative, and unexpectedly heart-warming homage to Chuck Palahniuk's best-selling novel.
- Commentary with Director/Actor/Writer Clark Gregg and Actor Sam
- Five deleted scenes: Ida switches hair dye, Dont leave me Victor, The interrogation of young Victor, The Rockhouse scene, Extended Rockhouse scene
- Gag Reel
- Five Featurettes: A conversation with Clark Gregg and Chuck Palahniuk, My Name Is Victor and Im a Sex Addict, A Mothers Love, From the Los Angeles Film Festival, Casting Session
Please note - Disc special features are subject to change, may differ from format to format and/or may differ from region to region.