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    Unique ID Code: 0000018367
    Added by: DVD Reviewer
    Added on: 23/5/2001 16:52
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    Ninth Gate, The (UK)

    8 / 10
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    Leave the unknown... alone
    Certificate: 15
    Running Time: 128 mins
    Retail Price: £19.99
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    Johnny Depp unlocks the gates to hell in Roman Polanski’s newest thriller.

    Depp stars as Dean Corso, an unscrupulous rare book dealer who is hired to locate the last remaining copies of The Nine Gates, a demonic manuscript that can summon the Devil. Corso becomes embroiled in a conspiracy involving murder, theft and satanic ritual, and ultimately finds himself confronting the devil incarnate.

    Special Features:
    Interactive Menus
    Scene Access
    Director`s Commentary
    Original Trailer
    Making of Featurette
    Picture Gallery

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English

    Subtitle Tracks:
    CC: English

    Directed By:
    Roman Polanski

    Written By:

    Emmanuelle Seigner
    Lena Olin
    Frank Langella
    Johnny Depp

    Casting By:
    Howard Feuer

    Soundtrack By:
    Wojciech Kilar

    Director of Photography:
    Darius Khondji

    Hervé de Luze

    Costume Designer:
    Anthony Powell

    Production Designer:
    Dean Tavoularis

    Suzanne Wiesenfeld
    Alain Vannier
    Roman Polanski
    Iñaki Núñez
    Adam Kempton
    Antonio Cardenal
    Mark Allan

    Executive Producer:
    Wolfgang Glattes
    Michel Cheyko

    Universal Pictures

    Your Opinions and Comments

    7 / 10
    A rather dull and surprisingly not too thrilling movie about a book dealer who gets mixed up with a very wrong crowd - Satan`s worshipers.
    Depp`s performance is good, but it cannot compensate for the very slow-paced script.
    The video transfer is very good. The colors are beautifully saturated and no compression signs can be seen.
    The DD 5.1 soundtrack is rather flat. The surrounds are used occasionally, but I would`ve expected a greater usage of them in this kind of a movie.
    The menus are animated with sound.
    The extras include a commentary by the director, a very short featurette, an isolated music track, a picture gallery and some production notes.
    Bottom line - a rather disappointing thriller by Polanski. Rent once and toss it to the fire. :)
    posted by Zvi Josef on 19/7/2005 04:29