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    Unique ID Code: 0000033217
    Added by: DVD Reviewer
    Added on: 24/4/2002 13:09
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    Man Who Wasn`t There, The (UK)

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    Black and White and Gray All Over
    Certificate: 15
    Running Time: 0 mins
    Retail Price: £19.99
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    The Coen Brothers are back with a dark and twisted film noir unlike anything you`ve ever seen. Set in a small 1949 California town, this is the story of a seemingly simple barber, who turns to blackmail and revenge to escape his achingly dull life. But in the tradition of classic noir, nothing goes as planned and nothing is as it seems. And as the barber`s plot unravels, the delicious surprises, stunning revelations and just plain strange occurrences will disturb and delight you long after the film has ended.

    Special Features:
    Commentary by Billy Bob Thornton and Joel & Ethan Coen
    Making of documentary
    Interview with Award Winning cinematographer Roger Deakins
    Deleted Scenes
    Behind the Scenes
    Photo Gallery
    Theatrical Trailer
    TV Spots

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1

    Directed By:
    Joel Coen

    Written By:

    Scarlett Johansson
    Jon Polito
    Katherine Borowitz
    James Gandolfini
    Michael Badalucco
    Frances McDormand
    Billy Bob Thornton

    Casting By:
    Ellen Chenoweth

    Soundtrack By:
    Ludwig Van Beethoven
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Carter Burwell

    Director of Photography:
    Roger Deakins

    Tricia Cooke
    Joel Coen
    Ethan Coen

    Costume Designer:
    Mary Zophres

    Production Designer:
    Dennis Gassner

    Robert Graf
    Ethan Coen
    John Cameron

    Executive Producer:
    Eric Fellner
    Tim Bevan

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    9 / 10
    The Coen Brothers make some of the most interesting films around, this outing is no exception.

    Dark but humorous storyline, that`s at times confusing but it`s worth hanging in there. Billy Bob Thornton is fantastic in the lead role. He only has about 20 lines in the film but does provide the naration, a beautifully understated performance that should have won awards. The script is clever. Also to point out that Roger Deakins Bafta award winning cinematography is absolutely stunning!

    The anamorphic transfer is crisp and clean. The DD5.1 sountrack is clear in delivering Carter Burwells excellent soundtrack.

    Extras: The making of is an amateurish affair that`s not hugely interesting. A 45 minute interview with Roger Deakins is very interesting but also amateurish. Some deleted scenes finish it off.

    If you are Coen Brother`s fan then you`ll love this.
    posted by richard augustus on 1/5/2002 22:22