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    Unique ID Code: 0000037707
    Added by: DVD Reviewer
    Added on: 4/8/2002 00:38
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    Hart`s War (US)

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    Beyond Courage, Beyond Honor
    Certificate: R
    Running Time: 125 mins
    Retail Price: $26.98
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    Bruce Willis stars as an imprisoned officer who refuses to give up his fight to defeat the Nazis in this "absorbing" (Roger Ebert) WWII adventure. Co-starring Colin Farrell (Minority Report) and packed with "crisp action sequences" (Los Angeles Times), Hart`s War is a powerful and "stirring tribute to soldierly courage and honor" (L.A. Daily News).

    When Col. McNamara (Willis) is stripped of his freedom in a German POW camp, he`s determined to keep on fighting - even from behind enemy lines. Enlisting the help of a young lieutenant (Farrell) in a brilliant plot against his captors, McNamara risks everything on a mission to free his men… and change the outcome of the war.

    Special Features:
    Audio Commentary with Bruce Willis, the Director and Writer
    Audio Commentary with the Producer
    Deleted Scenes with Director`s Commentary
    Photo Gallery
    Theatrical Trailer

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1
    Pan & Scan 1.33:1

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

    Subtitle Tracks:

    Directed By:
    Gregory Hoblit

    Written By:

    Marcel Iures
    Cole Hauser
    Terrence Dashon Howard
    Colin Farrell
    Bruce Willis

    Casting By:
    Jessica Horáthová
    Deborah Aquila

    Soundtrack By:
    Rachel Portman

    Director of Photography:
    Alar Kivilo

    David Rosenbloom

    Costume Designer:
    Elisabetta Beraldo

    Production Designer:
    Lilly Kilvert

    Arnold Rifkin
    David Ladd
    Gregory Hoblit
    Patricia Graf
    David Foster
    Stephen J. Eads

    Executive Producer:
    Wolfgang Glattes

    United Artists
    Metro Goldwyn Mayer

    Your Opinions and Comments

    8 / 10
    An ordinary war-time drama with an excellent performance by Colin Farrel, yet (another) dreadful performance by Bruce Willis (who should`ve retired right after "The Sixth Sense").
    The (highly unlikely) story is about a group of POW`s and their daily lives in their stalag during the last months of WWII.
    The video transfer is ok (for both the widescreen and the fullscreen versions). While the picture is clean of defects, the dark scenes lose some detail and the blacks are a bit pixelized.
    The DD 5.1 soundtrack is very good. The surrounds are used explosively during the action scenes.
    The menus are animated with sound.
    The extras include 2 commentaries, 10 deleted scenes and a photo gallery.
    Bottom line - this movie was a major flop in theaters, because I believe people did not buy the all-too-Americanized story. For the home theater audience, however, it can be enjoyable - as long as you don`t mind seeing Willis trying to act (and failing to do so, miserably).
    posted by Zvi Josef on 4/8/2002 02:18