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    Unique ID Code: 0000006314
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    Added on: 3/7/2000 00:21
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    Talented Mr. Ripley, The (US)

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    How far would you go to become someone else?
    Certificate: R
    Running Time: 138 mins
    Retail Price: $29.99
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    Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jude Law and Cate Blanchett electrify the screen in this riveting thriller from Oscar-winning director Anthony Minghella (The English Patient).

    Matt Damon "gives one of the year`s most extraordinary performances" (Premiere) as Tom Ripley, a calculating young man who believes it`s better to be a fake somebody than a real nobody. Opportunity knocks in the form of a wealthy American shipbuilder who hires Tom to travel to Italy to bring back his playboy son, Dickie (Law).

    Ripley worms his way into the idyllic lives of Dickie and his girlfriend (Paltrow), plunging into a daring scheme of duplicity, lies and murder.

    Special Features:
    Interactive Menus
    Scene Access
    Exclusive Cast And Crew Interviews
    Inside The Talented Mr. Ripley Featurette
    Making Of The Talented Mr. Ripley Soundtrack
    "My Funny Valentine" Music Video
    "Tu Vuo` Fa L`Americano" Music Video
    Commentary with Director Anthony Minghella
    2 Theatrical Trailers

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1

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

    Subtitle Tracks:
    CC: English

    Directed By:
    Anthony Minghella

    Written By:

    James Rebhorn
    Jack Davenport
    Philip Seymour Hoffman
    Cate Blanchett
    Jude Law
    Gwyneth Paltrow
    Matt Damon

    Casting By:
    David Rubin

    Soundtrack By:
    Gabriel Yared

    Director of Photography:
    John Seale

    Walter Murch

    Costume Designer:
    Ann Roth
    Gary Jones

    Production Designer:
    Roy Walker

    Alessandro von Norman
    Paul Zaentz
    Tom Sternberg
    William Horberg
    Steve E. Andrews

    Executive Producer:
    Sydney Pollack

    Paramount Pictures

    Your Opinions and Comments

    9 / 10
    I had no idea as to what I should expect from "The Talented Mr. Ripley". Despite the length of the movie (138 minutes) I was pleasantly surprised.
    The movie deals with a rather simple issue of a person`s identity (singular or plural, depending on the person).
    All the leads are absolutely brilliant and while the movie tends to be a bit slow at times, the story (at least to someone like myself, who has not read the book) is very interesting and the thrill is great.
    The movie was beautifully shot mainly in Italy. The video transfer is great. The colors look great and the saturation and the contrast are very well balanced. As expected, there are no compression signs at all.
    The DD 5.1 soundtrack is very good. While this is mainly a conversation driven movie, the surrounds are used occasionally and they are used quite well.
    The musical score includes some great Jazz music, which sounds really nice even if you don`t fancy Jazz that much (like myself).
    The menus are disappointingly static.
    The extras are nice and include about 40 minutes of behind the scenes documentaries and interviews with the cast.
    Bottom line - a great movie that makes you think about who you really are and who you really WANT other people to think you are. Beautifully shot. It certainly gets a thumb up from me.
    posted by Zvi Josef on 13/10/2000 22:20