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    Unique ID Code: 0000010866
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    Added on: 16/11/2000 23:53
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    Joan Of Arc (UK)

    8 / 10
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    The messenger
    Certificate: 15
    Running Time: 151 mins
    Retail Price: £19.99
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    In 1429 a teenage girl from a remote French village stood before her King with a message she claimed came from God; that she would defeat the world`s greatest army and liberate her country from its political and religious turmoil. As this small voice in the heart of a simple girl grew stronger, rulers were drawn to listen, armies empowered to fight, and her countrymen inspired to believe.

    Following her mission to reclaim God`s diminished kingdom - through her amazing victories until her violent and untimely death - the life of Joan Of Arc is explored in this startling epic.

    Special Features:
    Interactive Menus
    Scene Access
    Isolated Score
    `Making of ` Featurette
    Teaser Trailer

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English
    Dolby Digital 5.1 German

    Subtitle Tracks:

    Directed By:
    Luc Besson

    Written By:

    Pascal Greggory
    Tchéky Karyo
    John Malkovich
    Faye Dunaway
    Dustin Hoffman
    Milla Jovovich

    Casting By:
    Lucinda Syson

    Soundtrack By:
    Eric Serra

    Director of Photography:
    Thierry Arbogast

    Sylvie Landra

    Costume Designer:
    Catherine Leterrier

    Production Designer:
    Hugues Tissandier

    Patrice Ledoux
    Bernard Grenet

    Executive Producer:
    Oldrich Mach
    Marc Jenny

    Columbia / Tristar

    Your Opinions and Comments

    6 / 10
    Besson stubs his toe against the table with this, it`s still visually very good but, is inferior to some of his past accomplisments.
    posted by Richard73 on 7/2/2001 19:58
    8 / 10
    I bought this disc purely on the strength of the cast list and hoping it would be an historical epic along the lines of Braveheart and The Patriot (both Mel Gibson movies) and I was not disappointed !

    Right from the opening scenes, the film grabbed in an interesting and slightly off the wall way in its introduction to the young Joan Of Arc with its use of flashbacks and eeire interpretations of Joans visions. Although these were used throughout the movie they were never tiresome and I found them effective in breaking up the pace of the film which in itself was never boring despite its length of two and a half hours.

    The battles were convincing and the sound helps to remind you why we have all fallen for the fantastic DVD format. Even without all the wonderful scope for sound effects the makers have in a film set in modern times, you really do feel like you are in the middle of a battle!

    All the cast were superb and you do end up being educated in the historical element of the movie even if at times I suspect certain license may have been taken with the facts.

    All in all a worthy addition to any collection. Fantastic picture, wonderful sound and a story well worth more than one viewing - highly recommended !
    posted by paulhc on 1/9/2001 03:13