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    Unique ID Code: 0000023552
    Added by: DVD Reviewer
    Added on: 6/10/2001 21:04
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    Tailor Of Panama, The (US)

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    In a place this treacherous, what a good spy needs is a spy of his own
    Certificate: R
    Running Time: 109 mins
    Retail Price: $24.95
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    In this seductive spy thriller based on the best-selling novel by john Le Carre, Academy Award-winner Georffrey Rush (Quills, Shine) delivers a dazzling performance as Harry Pendel, an ex-con turned tailor to the rich and infamous and married to smart and sexy Lousia (Jamie Lee Curtis - Halloween H20, True Lies).
    Directed by Academy Award-nominee John Boorman (Hope and glory, Deliverance) and set in steamy Panama, where nothing is what it seems, Andrew Osnard (Pierce Brosnan - The World is Not Enough, The Thomas Crown Affair), a suave and ruthless British Spy, entices Harry into eavesdropping on the powerful politicians he clothes. But Harry`s talent for storytelling compels him to weave an elaborate tale that`s not only taken as truth, but sets off a chain of events that threatens to destroy everything he treasures most in life.

    Special Features:
    Interactive Menus
    Scene Access
    Director`s Commentary
    The Perfect Fit: A Conversation with Pierce Brosnan and Geoffrey Rush
    Alternate Ending
    Theatrical Trailers
    Production Notes

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1

    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:
    John Boorman

    Written By:

    Harold Pinter
    Brendan Gleeson
    Leonor Varela
    Jamie Lee Curtis
    Geoffrey Rush
    Pierce Brosnan

    Casting By:
    Jina Jay
    Barbara Cohen
    Mary Gail Artz

    Soundtrack By:
    Shaun Davey

    Director of Photography:
    Philippe Rousselot

    Ron Davis

    Costume Designer:
    Maeve Paterson

    Production Designer:
    Derek Wallace

    John Boorman
    Kevan Barker

    Executive Producer:
    John Le Carré

    Columbia / Tristar

    Your Opinions and Comments

    6 / 10
    An incredibly dull, boring and lifeless so-called espionage movie.
    The video transfer is good. There are no compression signs and the visuals are mostly well saturated.
    The DD 5.1 soundtrack is very flat. The surrounds are hardly ever used, even in scenes which are not dialog-driven.
    The menus are animated with music.
    The extras include a commentary, a behind the scenes look and an alternate ending (which is better than the original one).
    Bottom line - a great substitute for a sleeping pill, if you can`t seem to fall asleep. Otherwise, avoid it.
    posted by Zvi Josef on 6/10/2001 21:44