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    Unique ID Code: 0000014746
    Added by: DVD Reviewer
    Added on: 2/3/2001 10:19
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    Lost Souls (US)

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    Deliver us from evil
    Certificate: R
    Running Time: 98 mins
    Retail Price: $24.98
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    Two-time Academy Award-winning cinematographer Janusz Kaminski (Saving Private Ryan, Schindler`s List) directs Oscar nominee Winona Ryder (Girl Interrupted) and Ben Chaplin (The Thin Red Line) in a riveting supernatural thriller.

    For 2000 years, he has feasted on pain, sown the seeds of chaos... and waited. But now, the Devil will take human form and plunge humanity into eternal darkness - unless one woman can stop him. Maya Larkin (Ryder) must race against time and all the forces of evil to convince a born skeptic (Chaplin) that he`s the unwitting, chosen pawn in a shocking Satanic conspiracy that will end the world as we know it.

    In the terrifying tradition of the Exorcist and Rosemary`s Baby, Lost Souls is a pulse-pounding rush that`ll scare the hell out of you!

    Special Features:
    Interactive Menus
    Scene Access
    Commentary by Director Janusz Kaminski and Director of Photography Mauro Fiore
    Deleted Scenes with Commentary
    Cast and Crew Filmographies
    Original Theatrical Trailer

    DVD-ROM Features:
    Original Website

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1

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

    Subtitle Tracks:
    CC: English

    Directed By:
    Janusz Kaminski

    Written By:

    Elias Koteas
    John Hurt
    Philip Baker Hall
    Sarah Wynter
    Ben Chaplin
    Winona Ryder

    Casting By:
    Mindy Marin

    Soundtrack By:
    Jan A.P. Kaczmarek

    Director of Photography:
    Mauro Fiore

    Andrew Mondshein
    Anne Goursaud

    Costume Designer:
    Jill M. Ohanneson

    Production Designer:
    Garreth Stover

    Nina R. Sadowsky
    Meg Ryan
    Christopher Cronyn

    Executive Producer:
    Betsy Stahl
    Donna Langley
    Pierce Gardner
    Michael De Luca

    New Line Productions

    Your Opinions and Comments

    7 / 10
    This movie sins badly by covering issues that have been covered by other movies, which are already considered masterpieces. This movie is no masterpiece in any way, though.
    The video transfer is horrible. I really can`t think of any reason why the compression level of this disk is so high. There are compression signs throughout the entire movie. To top it, the transfer is very dark (and many details are, therefore, lost) and seems out of focus. One more thing is the absence of colors. The hues are totally desaturated.
    The DTS and DD 5.1 soundtrack are both good. The surrounds are used frequently to increase the haunting atmosphere.
    The menus are all animated with sounds.
    The extras include a commentary and about a dozen deleted scenes. Nothing too thrilling.
    Bottom line - a spooky, yet too familiar movie with a really bad transfer. Better wait for a better transfer. For now, though, give it a miss.
    posted by Zvi Josef on 14/4/2001 17:31