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    Added on: 28/12/2000 17:54
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    Eye of the Beholder (US)

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    Obsession is in the eye of the beholder
    Certificate: R
    Running Time: 101 mins
    Retail Price: $24.95
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    Ewan McGregor stars as "the eye", an isolated British intelligence officer assigned the case of the enigmatic and mysterious Joanna Eris (Judd).

    Joanna is accused of blackmailing a senior British official - but she is more than just a blackmailer. As the Eye begins his task of shadowing her he discovers that she is capable of more than just extortion. A master of disguise she is also a lone killer who anticipates his every move and stays one step ahead.

    As he follows Joanna from murder to murder he feels compelled to watch her, becoming more and more obsessed with what he sees. The closer the Eye gets to Joanna`s life the more dangerous his fantasy becomes.

    Who is more dangerous the hunter or the hunted??...

    Special Features:
    Interactive Menus
    Scene Access
    Director`s Commentary
    Production Notes
    Talent Files
    Theatrical Trailers

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1
    Pan & Scan 1.33:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English
    Dolby Digital Surround 2.0 English

    Subtitle Tracks:
    CC: English

    Directed By:
    Stephan Elliott

    Written By:

    Anne-Marie Brown
    Jason Priestley
    k.d. lang
    Geneviève Bujold
    Patrick Bergin
    Ashley Judd
    Ewan McGregor

    Casting By:
    Nadia Rona
    Vera Miller

    Soundtrack By:
    Marius De Vries

    Director of Photography:
    Guy Dufaux

    Sue Blainey

    Costume Designer:
    Lizzy Gardiner

    Production Designer:
    Jean-Baptiste Tard

    Tony Smith
    Grant Lee
    Charles Gassot
    Nicolas Clermont
    Al Clark
    Manon Bougie

    Executive Producer:
    Hilary Shor
    Mark Damon

    Columbia / Tristar

    Your Opinions and Comments

    7 / 10
    An extremely hallucinated movie.
    I cannot in any way describe the plot. It`s too undefined. However, the movie itself is good in a weird way.
    The video transfer is very good. There are no compression signs at all. The movie includes a repetitive element (I`m not giving it away, though) and some brilliantly shot and edited scenes. As I said before - some of the scenes are actually very hallucinated.
    The DD 5.1 soundtrack is excellent. While the movie is not your typical action packed movie, the surrounds are constantly used and give a very good sound envelope. One scene struck me with its brilliance. It`s a scene where a kid is disturbing her dad at work and the sound of the kid travels with the camera as it turns and tilts. Simple, yet amazing.
    The menus are all static.
    The extras include a regular commentary by the director. Nothing special here.
    Bottom line - give this movie a try. It`s weird, but in a good and artistic manner.
    posted by Zvi Josef on 30/12/2000 16:47