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Product Details

  • An MVD Exclusive
  • SKU: MVD11176D
  • Format: DVD
  • UPC: 760137111764
  • Street Date: 04/09/24
  • PreBook Date: 03/05/24
  • Label: MVD Visual »
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Run Time: 88 mins
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Audio: STEREO
  • Year of Production: 2021
  • Region Code: 0
  • Box Lot: 30
  • Territory: NORTH AMERICA
  • Language: English


Cast & Crew

  • Actor: Willa Fitzgerald
  • Actor: John Magaro
  • Actor: Vondie Curtis Hall
  • Actor: Catherine Curtin
  • Actor: Richard Kind
  • Actor: Sullivan Jones
  • Actor: Bruce Campbell
  • Actor: Jon Cryer
  • Actor: Ted Raimi
  • Actor: Alanna Saunders
  • Actor: Claire Saunders
  • Actor: Marija Abney
  • Actor: Lloyd Kaufman
  • Director: Dan Mirvish
  • Producer: Dan Mirvish
  • Producer: Daniel Moya
  • Producer: Terry Keefe
  • Producers: Dan Mirvish
  • Producers: Terry Keefe
  • Producers: Daniel Moya


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18 1/2

When a White House transcriber leaks 18½ minutes of Nixon's Watergate tapes to a reporter, they run afoul of hippies, swingers and nefarious forces.

18 1/2
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In 1974, a White House transcriber is thrust into the Watergate scandal when she obtains the only copy of the infamous 18½ minute gap in Nixon's tapes.

Director Dan Mirvish's critically acclaimed comedic thriller features an all-star cast including Willa Fitzgerald ("The Fall of the House of Usher"), John Magaro (Past Lives), Vondie Curtis Hall ("Daredevil"), Catherine Curtin ("Stranger Things"), Richard Kind (Inside Out) and Sullivan Jones ("The Gilded Age") with the voices of Ted Raimi (Spider-Man) as General Al Haig, Jon Cryer ("Two and Half Men") as H.R. "Bob" Haldeman and Bruce Campbell (Evil Dead) as President Richard Nixon. "Slyly subversive, occasionally loony and thoroughly entertaining," (Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times)

This DVD is a must-see for all aspiring indie filmmakers and fans.


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Bonus Materials

  • Optional English, Spanish, Portuguese and Chinese Subtitles
  • Audio Commentary from Director Dan Mirvish and Screenwriter Daniel Moya
  • “Covid 18½: The Making of a Film in a Global Pandemic”: A feature length behind the scenes documentary including interviews with Willa Fitzgerald, John Magaro, Bruce Campbell, Richard Kind and more (1:53:36, with optional English subtitles)
  • Audio of full Nixon tape with Bruce Campbell, Ted Raimi & Jon Cryer
  • Lloyd Kaufman at the Tallgrass Film Festival in Wichita
  • Alternate Scene: 'Revolution' version of 'Deadly Butterfly'
  • Theatrical release promo with director Dan Mirvish
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Spoiler-filled International Trailer
  • Live audience track from World Premiere at Woodstock Film Festival

Sales Points

  • WINNER! - 2021 Tallgrass International Film Festival (Stubbornly Independent Award): Best Film
  • OFFICIAL SELECTION: 2021 Woodstock Film Festival (premiere), St. Louis International Film Festival, 2022 Cinequest Film Festival and more!
  • For fans of Gaslit, All the President's Men, Dick, White House Plumbers and all other Watergate films!
  • WINNER! - 2022 Barbados Independent Film Festival: Founders Award (Dan Mirvish)
  • Played in 25 film festivals on Four Continents!
  • All-star cast includes Willa Fitzgerald (The Fall of the House of Usher), John Magaro (Past Lives), Richard Kind (Argo), Vondie Curtis-Hall (Falling Down) and Bruce Campbell (Evil Dead).
  • Aired on JetBlue, Virgin Atlantic, Emirates, Qatar, Singapore Airways, Air New Zealand and Batik Air!
  • Nominated for FOUR AwardThis! awards including Best Indie Film of the Year and Best Director
  • WINNER! - 2021 Rome International Film Festival: Special Jury Award for Creative Vision (Dan Mirvish)
  • Rotten Tomatoes: CERTIFIED FRESH!
  • WINNER! - 2022 Manchester International Film Festival (MANIFF): Jury Prize, Best Director (Dan Mirvish)
  • 'Oscar Contender' according to Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and IndieWire
  • Also features the voice talent of Bruce Campbell (The Evil Dead) as 'President Richard M. Nixon', Jon Cryer (Two and a Half Men) as 'H.R. 'Bob' Haldeman' and Ted Raimi (Spider-Man) as 'General Al Haig' and
  • Shown as a 'Presidents Day' companion piece to the Emmy-award winning Gaslit on Starz!

Press Quotes

Yes, another Watergate movie, but this one's fun and totally fictional. Slyly subversive, occasionally loony and thoroughly entertaining.

     —Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times

Excellent direction by Dan Mirvish. Outstanding cast.

     —Matt Zoller Seitz, RogerEbert.com

Mirvish's excellent cast approaches this sequence like a one-act play, swinging at every curveball their fellow actors throw.

     —Noel Murray, Los Angeles Times

A mind-bending, hammed-up, highly paced, farcical, funny, and suspenseful dark fairy tale. This makes it a timeless curveball aimed to hit the strike zone of our minds. The truth will not set you free.

     —Lloyd Sederer, M.D., Psychology Today

I like this! I really like Willa Fitzgerald in this!

     —Christy Lemire, Film Week, NPR/KPCC

Despite tackling an event as politically and socially charged as the Watergate scandal, 18½ is unexpectedly small-scale, zany, and cheeky....Mixing dark comedy and mild suspense, Dan Mirvish's 18½ is not the movie many would expect it to be. But the unpre

     —Andrew Stover, Film Threat

An original story that draws you in from the opening frame... If you are in the mood for a fast-paced, highly intelligent effort with an intricate plot and surprising twists and turns, then 18½ ticks all the boxes.

     —Susan Leighton, Screen Anarchy

Smart comedy thriller... Packed with good humor and fierce intelligence.

     —Matt Looker, Total Film magazine

There is no movie out there quite like 18½. It really hits all the right notes... An indie gem.

     —Chase Hutchinson, Collider.com

No one is making films like this. Mirvish does it near perfectly.

     —Steve Kopian, Unseenfilms


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