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    Unique ID Code: 0000009087
    Added by: DVD Reviewer
    Added on: 14/10/2000 12:16
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    Return To Paradise (US)

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    Give up 3 years of their lives or give up the life of their friend. They have 8 days to decide
    Certificate: R
    Running Time: 112 mins
    Retail Price: $29.95
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    In this tense, twisted thriller of passion and betrayal, two men face the decision of a lifetime. They had been three buddies, living the life in Malaysia, a life of drugs, sex and freedom.

    Sheriff and Tony returned to America, but Lewis decided to stay on two years later, a lawyer arrives in New York. Lewis is rotting in a prison cell - sentenced to die because of them. The only way he can be saved is if Sheriff and Tony return to serve three, years in a living hell.

    Tony is a successful architect, about to be married; Sheriff a cynical limo-driver with nothing to lose. Why should they care? One woman must do whatever it takes to persuade them they must care, and she has only five days to do it. But as the day of execution draws closer, no one can predict what fate has in store for those who stay and those who leave and Return To Paradise.

    Special Features:
    Interactive Menus
    Scene Access
    Theatrical Trailer
    Cast & Crew Bios

    Video Tracks:
    Pan & Scan 1.33:1
    Widescreen Letterbox 2.35:1

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

    Subtitle Tracks:
    CC: English

    Directed By:
    Joseph Ruben

    Written By:

    Vera Farmiga
    David Conrad
    Joaquin Phoenix
    Anne Heche
    Vince Vaughn

    Casting By:
    Kathleen Chopin

    Soundtrack By:
    Mark Mancina

    Director of Photography:
    Reynaldo Villalobos

    Andrew Mondshein
    Craig McKay

    Costume Designer:
    Juliet Polcsa

    Production Designer:
    Bill Groom

    Steve Golin
    Alain Bernheim

    Executive Producer:
    Ezra Swerdlow
    David Arnold

    Polygram Filmed Entertainment

    Your Opinions and Comments

    6 / 10
    I was rather disappointed by this movie. It could`ve been a mesmerizing story with stunning sceneries, but at the end of the day I found it to be a rather dull drama, nothing more, despite of the good acting.
    The movie tells a story of 3 friends who had the time of their lives in Malaysia. One of them was accused of possession of drugs and is sentenced to death by hanging. His only hope is if his friends come and take the blame with him and then each of them will only serve 3 years.
    The video transfer if good. Nothing too glorious, but good. It`s a shame that the viewer is not given a chance to peek into the exotic life of Malaysia in more detail. No compression signs are apparent at all and the picture is clear on both 16:9 and 4:3 versions.
    The DD 5.1 soundtrack is average. Nothing more. The surrounds are hardly ever used. The jail scenes sound rather real, however.
    Extras? What extras? Other than a dull filmographies section and a usual trailer, the disk is bare of any extras. Even the menus are static and dull.
    Bottom line - too bad this movie had not lived up to its expectations.
    posted by Zvi Josef on 14/10/2000 15:26