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Title:
The mask
Publication Information:
[United States] : New Line Video, [2008]

©2018
ISBN:
9781419871696
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (101 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
System Details:
Blu-ray Disc; Dolby TrueHD, 1080p High Definition; requires Blu-ray player.
Target Audience:
MPAA rating: PG-13; some stylized violence.
Language:
English
Language Note:
English or German dialogue; English or German subtitles.
General Note:
Title from container.

Originally released as a motion picture in 1994.

Special features: Additional scenes ; commentary by director Chuck Russell ; retrospective documentary ; Introducing Cameron Diaz: screen test ; theatrical trailer.
Abstract:
A mild-mannered bank clerk becomes a superhero when he puts on a mystical mask.
Added Uniform Title:
Container of (work): Mask (Motion picture : 1994)
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Hyperactive mayhem results when a mild-manned banker discovers an ancient mask that transforms him into a zany prankster with superhuman powers in this special-effects-intensive comedy. The wildly improvisational Jim Carrey plays Stanley Ipkiss, a decent-hearted but socially awkward guy who one night finds a strange mask. Carrey's trademark energy reveals itself after Stanley puts on the mask and the banker transforms into The Mask, a green-skinned, zoot-suited fireball. The rubber-faced Mask possesses the courage to do the wild, fun things that Stanley fears, including romancing Tina Carlyle (Cameron Diaz). In addition to Carrey's physical talents, the film makes effective use of digital visual effects that bestow the Mask with superhuman speed, insane flexibility, and popping eyes out of a Tex Avery cartoon. The larger narrative, involving the efforts of Tina's gangster boyfriend to destroy Stanley and use the mask's powers for evil, prove less interesting than the anarchic comic set pieces, including a particularly memorable dance number to "Cuban Pete." The film delivered enough laughs to become a surprise hit and, along with the same year's Dumb and Dumber, establish Carrey's status as a comedy superstar. ~ Judd Blaise, Rovi