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    Unique ID Code: 0000045482
    Added by: DVD Reviewer
    Added on: 26/2/2003 07:17
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    Jacob`s Ladder (US)

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    The most frightening thing about Jacob Singer`s nightmare is that he isn`t dreaming
    Certificate: R
    Running Time: 116 mins
    Retail Price: $14.98
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    Tim Robbins is Jacob Singer, a man who lives in a nightmare. Wounded in Vietnam, he`s now back at home in New York City. Torn between the memories of his son and terrifying wartime demons, Jacob is slowly losing his grip on reality. His beautiful girlfriend (Elizabeth Pena) only adds confusion to his life, drawing him into a web of sexual intrigue - but ultimately, it`s his friend Louis (Danny Aiello), who turns out to be the only one Jacob can truly count on.

    Special Features:
    Director`s Commentary
    "Building Jacob`s Ladder"
    Theatrical Trailer
    Production Notes
    Cast & Crew Information

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Letterbox 1.85:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English

    Subtitle Tracks:

    Directed By:
    Adrian Lyne

    Written By:

    Tim Robbins
    Elizabeth Peña
    Danny Aiello
    Matt Craven
    Jason Alexander

    Casting By:
    Risa Bramon Garcia
    Billy Hopkins
    Heidi Levitt

    Soundtrack By:
    Maurice Jarre

    Director of Photography:
    Jeffrey L. Kimball

    Tom Rolf

    Costume Designer:
    Ellen Mirojnick

    Production Designer:
    Brian Morris

    Alan Marshall
    Bruce Joel Rubin

    Executive Producer:
    Mario Kassar
    Andrew G. Vajna

    Artisan Entertainment

    Your Opinions and Comments

    7 / 10
    The picture quality is very good although there are quite a few white specks throughout the film. The sound is also very good.

    First extra is a retrospective featurette, ` Building Jacob`s Ladder` which features interviews with director Adrian Lyne, writer Bruce Joel Rubin and actors Tim Robbins, Elizabeth Pena and Danny Aiello. This is an interesting documentary and helps explain some of the film`s most confusing moments.
    Next are 3 deleted scenes with oppotional commentary from Adrian Lyne. These scenes add more explanation to the film`s unusal plot. Adrian Lyne also provides a commentary for the film. Despite some long pauses between scenes, this a very informative commentary especially when Adrian goes into detail about how he approached this film. Other extras include some text information, trailer and TV spot.

    This is a very enjoyable, if confusing film, which really needs to be wathced more then once in order to fully understand the plot. This DVD helps make that much easier. Well worth picking up.
    posted by dvd_man on 13/3/2003 17:30