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    Unique ID Code: 0000021676
    Added by: DVD Reviewer
    Added on: 22/8/2001 01:14
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    Proof of Life (UK)

    8 / 10
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    "A top-drawer adventure thriller with superb performances" -Jeffrey Lyons, WNBC-TV/ New York
    Certificate: 15
    Running Time: 130 mins
    Retail Price: £19.99
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    Alice Bowman is world-traveled and savvy but nothing could prepare her for this. Rebels in a politically volatile Latin American country have kidnapped her husband for ransom. The asking price: $3 million.

    Meg Ryan plays Alice and Russell Crowe is Terry Thorne, the hostage retrieval expert who becomes Alice`s only hope in navigating a high-stakes game where terrorists value money over life, in this suspense-packed film named one of the year`s 10-best films by Time. Taylor Hackford directs, steadily tightening the emotional vise as Terry and Alice try to smoke out the perpetrators and rescue Alice`s husband (David Morse)… and as both confront the gnawing awareness that they`re attracted to each other. Taut, thought-provoking and terrific, Proof Of Life is gripping proof that the romantic thriller is forcefully alive.

    Special Features:
    Interactive Menus
    Scene Access
    Director`s Audio Commentary
    HBO Behind-The-Scenes Documentary `Making Of Proof Of Life`

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English

    Subtitle Tracks:
    CC: English

    Directed By:
    Taylor Hackford

    Written By:

    Pamela Reed
    David Morse
    Russell Crowe
    Meg Ryan

    Casting By:
    Nancy Klopper
    Doreen Jones
    Alonso Alegría

    Soundtrack By:
    Danny Elfman

    Director of Photography:
    Slavomir Idziak

    John Smith
    Sheldon Kahn

    Costume Designer:
    Ruth Myers

    Production Designer:
    Bruno Rubeo

    Charles Mulvehill
    Taylor Hackford

    Executive Producer:
    Steven Reuther
    Tony Gilroy

    Warner Bros

    Your Opinions and Comments

    9 / 10
    Proof of Life is a breath of fresh air. It`s a film that has been badly over looked by critics and film fans, due to the off screen hype surrounding the romance of its lead stars.
    Crowe plays Terry Thorne, a kidnap and ransom hostage nagotiator, who with an SAS back ground is employed in the rapidly expanding business of the international kidnap trade Subsequently, he is sent, with a twist - to aid Meg Ryan after her husband is taken hostage deep in South America.

    The DVD picture is pin sharp and never falters during the course of the film and the soundstage is well used within certain situations.

    This film delivers both action and doomed romance plus an ending that boys who like ` big guns ` will love.

    Proof of Life is a film that will stand upto repeated viewing. A worthy purchase.
    posted by petetiley on 8/9/2001 22:30