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    Unique ID Code: 0000031569
    Added by: DVD Reviewer
    Added on: 13/3/2002 07:28
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    Last Castle, The (US)

    7 / 10
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    "Terrifically Entertaining!" -Roger Ebert, Ebert & Roeper
    Certificate: R
    Running Time: 133 mins
    Retail Price: $26.99
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    Explosive star power meets spectacular action when Academy-Award® winner Robert Redford (Spy Game) goes up against a ruthless prison warden (Emmy winner James Gandolfini) in this powerhouse action thriller. His service to his country made him a hero. One mistake made him a prisoner. For General Eugene Irwin (Redford), it`s just a matter of serving out his sentence - until he makes the shocking discovery that his fellow inmates are being murdered. Now, Irwin is taking command one last time - and unifying the inmates in a desperate battle to overcome a brutally corrupt system and show the world the truth.

    Special Features:
    Deleted Scenes with Director Commentary
    HBO Special: Inside The Castle Walls
    Feature Director Commentary
    Theatrical Trailer
    Production Notes
    Cast and Filmmaker Bios

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1

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

    Subtitle Tracks:
    CC: English

    Directed By:
    Rod Lurie

    Written By:

    Delroy Lindo
    Steve Burton
    Mark Ruffalo
    James Gandolfini
    Robert Redford

    Casting By:
    Mary Jo Slater
    Deborah Aquila

    Soundtrack By:
    Mark McKenzie
    Jerry Goldsmith

    Director of Photography:
    Shelly Johnson

    Kevin Stitt
    Michael Jablow

    Costume Designer:
    Ha Nguyen

    Production Designer:
    Kirk M. Petruccelli

    Robert Lawrence

    Executive Producer:
    Don Zepfel

    DreamWorks Pictures

    Your Opinions and Comments

    7 / 10
    An R rated prison drama/thriller, that should`ve got a PG rating instead. Life in prison never looked to serene. Come on, where`s the violence, the bad language and all the rest? The lack of these elements make this movie a bit laughable. But only a bit.
    The video transfer is good. There are no compression signs and the colors are nicely desaturated and fit the prison`s atmosphere.
    The DTS and DD 5.1 soundtracks are good. The surrounds are nicely used and the sound envelope is good.
    The menus are animated with sound.
    The extras include a commentary, a behind the scenes look, 9 deleted scenes and some production notes.
    Bottom line - an ok movie, but only if you don`t take it too seriously. For a better look at prison life, you might want to check "Oz" out.
    posted by Zvi Josef on 13/3/2002 09:31