Spanking the Monkey in June
Axiom Films have announced the UK Region 0 DVD release of Spanking the Monkey on 25th June 2007 priced at £19.99. David O. Russell’s (I Heart Huckabees, Three Kings, Flirting with Disaster) Sundance and Independent Spirit Award winning debut feature film is described as a hilarious, provocative and unsettling black comedy that announced the director on the filmmaking scene in the mid 1990s. This is the first time the film has been released in the UK on DVD.
Starring Jeremy Davies (Saving Private Ryan, Rescue Dawn, Solaris, Dogville) and Alberta Watson (Away From Her, 24, The Sweet Hereafter) ‘Spanking The Monkey’ tells the story of Raymond (Jeremy Davies), a college student who visits his parents on his way to a prestigious summer internship in Washington, D.C. His dreams are put on hold when he's forced to stay at home caring for his invalid mother (Alberta Watson). Constantly harassed by his domineering, travelling salesman father, Raymond struggles to deal with his mother's bed-ridden anxieties and his first, stumbling attempts to romance the naive girl next door. Climaxing in oedipal confusion, ‘Spanking The Monkey’ is David O Russell’s outrageous take on American suburbia.
- Feature length Audio commentary with director David O Russell
- 16:9 Anamorphic presentation
- Stills gallery