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    Unique ID Code: 0000068881
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    Added on: 7/2/2005 09:46
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    Secret Window (US)

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    Some Windows Should Never Be Opened
    Certificate: PG-13
    Running Time: 96 mins
    Retail Price: $28.95
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    Academy Award nominee Johnny Depp (2003 Best Actor, Pirates of the Caribbean) gives his most riveting performance in this action/suspense thriller featuring a top-notch cast including John Turturro, Maria Bello, Academy Award winner Timothy Hutton (1981 Best Supporting Actor, Ordinary People) and Charles S. Dutton.

    Following a bitter separation from his wife (Bello), famed mystery writer Mort Rainey (Depp) is unexpectedly confronted at his remote lake house by a dangerous stranger named John Shooter (Turturro). Claiming Rainey has plagiarized his short story, the psychotic Shooter demands justice. When Shooter`s demands turn to threats - and then murder - Rainey turns to a private detective (Dutton) for help. But when nothing stops the horror from spiraling out of control, Rainey soon discovers he can`t trust anyone or anything.

    A shocking psychological thriller from the writer of Panic Room, David Koepp.

    Special Features:
    Four Deleted Scenes With Optional Commentary By Director Koepp
    Three Behind-the-Scenes Featurettes: From Book to Film, A Look Through It, Secrets Revealed
    Animated Storyboards
    Audio Commentary With Writer/Director Koepp

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 2.40:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English
    Dolby Digital 5.1 French

    Subtitle Tracks:

    Directed By:
    David Koepp

    Written By:

    Charles Dutton
    Timothy Hutton
    Maria Bello
    John Turturro
    Johnny Depp

    Your Opinions and Comments

    8 / 10
    A very good thriller about a writer fighting an accusation of plagiarism (among other things).
    Depp gives a superb performance as the loner writer, as does Turturro as the accuser.
    The video transfer is very good. There are no compression signs to be seen and the picture is clear of any defects.
    One cannot ignore the seamlessly continual shot during the first scene - both very impressive visually and symbolic as well.
    The DD 5.1 soundtrack is very good, too. The surrounds are constantly used and help increase the freight meter in many scenes.
    The menus are animated with sound.
    The extras include a good commentary by the director, 4 deleted scenes (including an alternate ending), 4 storyboards and an hour long behind the scenes featurette.
    Bottom line - a very good thriller, great performances and a good disc to top it all. Enjoy!
    posted by Zvi Josef on 8/2/2005 17:40