Video/Film , DVD in English , French


a Paramount picture ; written by Robert Towne ; produced by Robert Evans ; directed by Roman Polanski.
  • Hollywood, CA : Paramount, ©1999.
  • 1 videodisc (130 min.) : sound, colored ; 4 3/4 in.
  • DVD; stereo, Dolby digital, NTSC Region 1.
Also known as
  • Director of photography, John A. Alonzo; film editor, Sam O'Steen; music, Jerry Goldsmith.
  • Cast: Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, John Hillerman, Perry Lopez, Burt Young, Bruce Glover, Joe Mantell, Roy Jenson, Diane Ladd, Dick Bakalyan, John Huston.
  • Private eye Jake Gittes, living off the murky moral climate of sunbaked, pre-war Southern California is hired by a beautiful socialite to investigate her husband's extra-marital affair. Gittes is swept into a maelstrom of double dealings and deadly deceits, uncovering a web of personal and political scandals that come crashing together for one, unforgettable night in Chinatown.
Other information
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1974.
  • Includes theatrical trailer and retrospective interviews with Evans, Towne, and Polanski (13 min.)
  • Rated R.
  • Language: In English (5.1 surround), restored English mono, or French ; closed captioned.
Publisher's number
  • 15516 Paramount
  • 0792156447
  • 0792159578
Identifying numbers
  • UPC: 97361551678
  • OCLC: 42951526