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    Unique ID Code: 0000058517
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    Added on: 2/4/2004 14:59
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    Weight Of Water, The (UK)

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    Hell hath no fury...
    Certificate: 15
    Running Time: 109 mins
    Retail Price: £12.99
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    Based on the true story of an unsolved double murder of two immigrant women in New Hampshire 1873, Kathryn Bigelow`s The Weight of Water follows a newspaper photographer (Catherine McCormack) as she traces the steps of the women. Sailing a yacht with her husband Thomas (Sean Penn), alongside his brother Rich (Josh Lucas) and Rich`s girlfriend Adaline (Elizabeth Hurley), Jean begins to uncover the events that occured prior to the deaths and becomes tortured by images of the past. She also discovers a connection between her husband and the sultry Adaline, arousing her jealousy and anger against the backdrop of a raging Atlantic Ocean...

    Special Features:
    Production notes. Interactive trailers.

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 1.78:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital Stereo 2.0 English

    Directed By:
    Kathryn Bigelow

    Written By:

    Elizabeth Hurley
    Josh Lucas
    Sean Penn
    Sarah Polley
    Catherine McCormack

    Casting By:
    Mali Finn

    Soundtrack By:
    David Hirschfelder

    Director of Photography:
    Adrian Biddle

    Howard E. Smith

    Costume Designer:
    Marit Allen

    Production Designer:
    Karl Juliusson

    Christopher Zimmer
    Janet Yang
    Sean Wimmer
    Sigurjon Sighvatsson
    A. Kitman Ho

    Executive Producer:
    Steven-Charles Jaffe
    Lisa Henson

    Momentum Pictures

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    7 / 10
    This review refers to the region 2 local version of the disc.
    Partially based on a true story, this movie tries (but fails) to combine two different stories a hundred years apart.
    The first story is a murder mystery from the late 19th century. The second one is weekend holiday of two couples.
    The movie cuts from one story to the other at key moments, but the two stories are so different, that any attempt to try and find similarities only confuses the viewer even more.
    All characters are quite flat and seem to have no personality at all, despite the movie dealing with taboos.
    The video transfer is a butchered fullscreen one. There are no compression signs and the visuals are quite nice. Too bad the transfer is not a widescreen one. The video ought to get an 8, but there`s a penalty point for the lack of a widescreen transfer.
    The DD 5.1 soundtrack is good. The surrounds are mainly used during the stormy scenes (waves, seagulls and the wind).
    The menus are still and silent.
    The extras include a short behind the scenes look.
    Bottom line - an ordinary and predictable drama that really wants to be a thriller, but doesn`t really manage to do so.
    posted by Zvi Josef on 3/4/2004 21:42