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    Unique ID Code: 0000031197
    Added by: DVD Reviewer
    Added on: 27/2/2002 07:11
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    Edge, The (UK)

    8 / 10
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    Fighting over a woman when the plane went down. Now, their only chance for survival is each other
    Certificate: 15
    Running Time: 112 mins
    Retail Price: £15.99
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    When millionaire Charles Morse (Anthony Hopkins) joins his supermodel wife, Mickey (Elle MacPherson), for a photo-shoot in Alaska, he does not expect to be plunged into a battle for survival. Charles accompanies fashion photographer Robert Green (Alec Baldwin) when he flies out to an uncharted lake, scouting for a suitable location. The plane crashes, and Charles finds himself fighting for his life when it transpires that Robert wants him dead in order to have Mickey for himself. Matters are complicated by the fact that both men have to avoid a man-eating bear which is on the loose in the snowy wastes.

    Special Features:
    Making Of
    Cast & Crew Soundbites
    Theatrical Trailer

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English

    Subtitle Tracks:

    Directed By:
    Lee Tamahori

    Written By:

    Kathleen Wilhoite
    L.Q. Jones
    Harold Perrineau Jr.
    Elle Macpherson
    Alec Baldwin
    Anthony Hopkins

    Casting By:
    Donna Isaacson

    Soundtrack By:
    Jerry Goldsmith

    Director of Photography:
    Donald McAlpine

    Neil Travis

    Costume Designer:
    Julie Weiss

    Production Designer:
    Wolf Kroeger

    Art Linson

    Executive Producer:
    Lloyd Phillips

    Twentieth Century Fox

    Your Opinions and Comments

    8 / 10
    A very nice survival thriller in the breathtaking landscapes of Alaska.
    The video transfer is very good. There are no compression signs at all and the level of detail is very good. The colors are very nicely saturated and the visuals of "Alaska" (the movie was shot in Canada) are simply amazing.
    The DD 5.1 soundtrack is ok. The surrounds are used occasionally but nothing that will blow you away.
    The menus are still and silent.
    The extras include a behind the scenes featurette.
    Bottom line - a nice thriller with awesome visuals.
    posted by Zvi Josef on 27/2/2002 08:45
    7 / 10
    A grandly entertaining motion picture from director Lee Tamahori and writer David Mamet, but the most enjoyable part are the performances from the two lead actors; Alec Baldwin in a strong, intense performance as a fashion photographer lost in the wilds with Anthony Hopkins in a subtle, Oscar-worthy performance, who plays a soft-spoken yet very smart billionaire. The two find themselves(along with the assistant of Baldwin`s photographer) trapped in the wilds after their plane crashes due to a run-in with a flock of migrating birds. What follows is an intense, tension-filled story as the group struggles to find their way out of the forest. The screenplay by David Mamet is excellent, focusing on the conversations and the growing tension between the two men as Charles(Hopkins) becomes suspicious of the possible relationship between Bob and his wife. The tension builds smartly as the two men begin to spar verbally, becoming more and more angry with each other with every passing moment. And when they`re not fighting with each other, they`re running from a giant bear that looks to make them a snack. It`s the second half of the movie that really begins to be an "edge-of-your-seat" thriller as the two men grow weary of each other and the bear gets ever closer. Very well acted, wonderfully smart and tense.

    The film has outstanding scenery and that`s certainly presented beautifully here; all of the colors of nature are accurately and enjoyably presented; the greens of the leaves and brown of the trees, the blue of the water and sky; all are goregous to look at here. Color saturation is accurate and on some scenes, at times the picture almost looks three-dimensional, attaining a very "film-like" quality that I found highly pleasing.

    "The Edge" is a good film and well worth a look on DVD.
    posted by Aslan on 17/12/2002 18:42