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    Added on: 3/11/2004 11:26
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    Dive Beneath The Surface
    Certificate: R
    Running Time: 111 mins
    Retail Price: $29.99
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    After the disappearance of his estranged wife (Blanchett), Quoyle`s (Spacey) fortunes begin to change when his long lost aunt (Dench) convinces him and his daughter to move to their ancestral home in Newfoundland. There, a place where life is as rough as the weather and secrets are as vast as the ocean, Quoyle lands a job as a reporter for the local paper. Now, a past is emerging, a mystery is unfolding and life is awakening...

    From the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by E. Annie Proulx.

    Special Features:
    Audio commentary from director Lasse Hallstrom
    `Dive Beneath The Surface` featurette
    Stills gallery
    Behind the scenes footage

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1

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

    Subtitle Tracks:

    Directed By:
    Lasse Hallström

    Written By:

    Rhys Ifans
    Scott Glenn
    Pete Postlethwaite
    Cate Blanchett
    Judi Dench
    Julianne Moore
    Kevin Spacey

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    7 / 10
    A slow and almost eventless drama about life in a small Newfoundland fishing village.
    Dench and Spacey give good performances and somehow manage to carry the movie through its 111 minutes.
    The video transfer is very good. The colors are nicely saturated and the picture is compression-signs free.
    The DD 5.1 soundtrack is good. While the surrounds are hardly used, the sound envelope is quite satisfying for this kind of a drama.
    The menus are animated with sound.
    The extras include a commentary, a behind the scenes featurette and a picture gallery.
    Bottom line - a harmless drama about life of an average Joe in a small fishing village. Nothing spectacular, but still - worth at least a single view.
    posted by Zvi Josef on 3/11/2004 14:50