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    Unique ID Code: 0000021651
    Added by: DVD Reviewer
    Added on: 19/8/2001 12:18
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    Gift, The (US)

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    The only witness to the crime was not even there
    Certificate: R
    Running Time: 111 mins
    Retail Price: $29.99
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    Oscar®-nominee and Golden Globe Winner Cate Blanchett leads an incredible all-star cast including Academy Award®-winner Hilary Swank (Boys Don`t Cry), Keanu Reeves (The Matrix), Katie Holmes (Wonder Boys), Giovanni Ribisi (Saving Private Ryan), and Oscar®-nominated Greg Kinnear (As Good As It Gets) in this stylishly filmed mystery that`s as eerie as a backwoods swamp with a dark secret beneath its even darker surface.

    Widow and mother of three, Annie Wilson (Blanchett), makes her living by foretelling others` futures... though her own has become cloudier than even she can see. Threatened by client`s violently jealous husband (Reeves) and plagues by visions of a missing town-girl (Holmes), Annie is unwittingly pulled into a thicket of lies and deception in which her extraordinary gift could be used against her…and get her killed.

    Written by Billy Bob Thornton (Sling Blade) and Tom Epperson (A Family Thing), and directed by Sam Raimi (A Simple Plan), The Gift is a gripping tale of supernatural intrigue, and chilling terror.

    Special Features:
    Interactive Menus
    Scene Access
    Theatrical Trailer
    Exclusive Cast and Crew Interviews
    Music Video "Furnace Room Lullaby" Performed by Neko Case & Her Boyfriends

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1

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

    Subtitle Tracks:
    CC: English

    Directed By:
    Sam Raimi

    Written By:

    Michael Jeter
    Hilary Swank
    Greg Kinnear
    Katie Holmes
    Keanu Reeves
    Giovanni Ribisi
    Cate Blanchett

    Casting By:
    Deborah Aquila

    Soundtrack By:
    Christopher Young

    Director of Photography:
    Jamie Anderson

    Bob Murawski
    Arthur Coburn

    Costume Designer:
    Julie Weiss

    Production Designer:
    Neil Spisak

    Richard S. Wright
    Robert G. Tapert
    Tom Rosenberg
    James Jacks
    Grant Curtis

    Executive Producer:
    Ted Tannebaum
    Gary Lucchesi
    Gregory Goodman
    Sean Daniel

    Paramount Pictures

    Your Opinions and Comments

    8 / 10
    A really good thriller with an eerie atmosphere and a good plot.
    The video transfer is very good. There are no compression signs and the quality of the picture is good. The numerous dark scenes are beautifully rendered.
    The DD 5.1 soundtrack is good. While it is not violent, the surrounds are used for ambiance and some key scare-you-to-death moments.
    The menus are animated with sound.
    The extras include a short behind the scenes look and a music video. Kinda disappointing.
    Bottom line - a good and enjoyable thriller, yet a rather weak disk extras-wise.
    posted by Zvi Josef on 19/8/2001 13:43