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Memento (Special Edition Three Disc Set) (UK)

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Some memories are best forgotten
Certificate: 15
Running Time: 109 mins
Retail Price: £24.99
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From director Christopher Nolan, a unique and intriguing thriller that begins with the ultimate act of revenge and backtracks through time to reveal the shocking and provocative reasons behind it. Leonard Shelby (Guy Pearce) remembers everything up to the night his wife was brutally raped and murdered. But since that tragedy, he has suffered from short-term memory loss and cannot recall any event, the places he has just visited or anyone he has met just minutes before.
Determined to find out why his wife was killed, the only way he can store evidence is on scraps of paper, by taking Polaroid photos and tattooing vital clues on his body. Throughout his investigation, he appears to have the help of both bartender Natalie (Carrie-Anne Moss), who may have her own secret agenda and police officer Teddy (Joe Pantoliano) whose friendship is always suspect. As Shelby`s fractured memory tries to piece together a chilling jigsaw of deceit and betrayal in reverse, breathtaking twists and surprising turns rapidly occur in the most challenging, original and critically acclaimed thriller in years.

Special Features:
Disc One: Commentary with 3 alternative endings (109 minutes).
Disc Two: Interview with Christopher Nolan (24 mins). Interview with Guy Pearce (13 mins). Anatomy of a Scene (26 mins). Biographies. Reverse version of feature Easter egg.
Disc Three: Shooting Script split screen (109 mins). Memento Mori (34 mins). Galleries. Website. International trailer.

Video Tracks:
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1

Audio Tracks:
Dolby Digital 5.1 English

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Directed By:
Christopher Nolan

Written By:

Guy Pearce
Carrie-Anne Moss
Joe Pantoliano
Mark Boone Junior
Stephen Tobolowsky
Jorja Fox

Casting By:
John Papsidera

Soundtrack By:
David Julyan

Director of Photography:
Wally Pfister

Dody Dorn

Costume Designer:
Cindy Evans

Production Designer:
Patti Podesta

Elaine Dysinger
Emma Thomas
Jennifer Todd
Suzanne Todd

Executive Producer:
Christopher Ball
Aaron Ryder
William Tyrer


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9 / 10
:) Absolutely classic film-one of my favourites. If you are a big fan it`s worth getting the 3-disc edition of the film for the extras and the enhanced sound quality (DTS). My only frustration is that although the menu`s look cool you have to do a bit of digging around for some of the extra`s (some of which are hidden like easter eggs!!!) Apart from this minor niggle, the both the film and features are top notch. If you`ve never watched the film before, pop in disc 3 first and watch/listen to the original writer read "Memento Mori", a short story which inspired the concept of the film. Then, for the full Memento experience, after you`ve watched the original cut of the film, pop in disc 2 to watch the chronological cut!!!
posted by lucas300771 on 1/5/2005 22:46