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    Unique ID Code: 0000043358
    Added by: DVD Reviewer
    Added on: 4/12/2002 07:38
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    Iris (UK)

    6 / 10
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    Her greatest talent was for life
    Certificate: 15
    Running Time: 87 mins
    Retail Price: £17.99
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    Synopsis:
    Adapted from John Bayley`s memoir, Richard Eyre`s film explores the remarkable relationship between Bayley and Iris Murdoch down through the years. Kate Winslet and Hugh Bonneville play the couple in their youth when they first meet in Oxford, while Judi Dench and Jim Broadbent assume the roles in their later life. When Murdoch tragically develops Alzheimers, Bayley can only witness the degeneration of her brilliant mind and try to care for her as best he can. Beautifully acted, Iris is both a fitting tribute to a great writer and a moving love story.

    Special Features:

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

    Subtitle Tracks:
    English
    CC: English

    Directed By:
    Richard Eyre

    Written By:



    Starring:
    Penelope Wilton
    Hugh Bonneville
    Kate Winslet
    Jim Broadbent
    Judi Dench

    Casting By:
    Celestia Fox

    Soundtrack By:
    James Horner

    Director of Photography:
    Roger Pratt

    Editor:
    Martin Walsh

    Costume Designer:
    Ruth Myers

    Production Designer:
    Gemma Jackson

    Producer:
    Scott Rudin
    Robert Fox
    Michael Dreyer

    Executive Producer:
    Harvey Weinstein
    David M. Thompson
    Sydney Pollack
    Anthony Minghella
    Tom Hedley
    Guy East

    Distributor:
    Buena Vista

    Your Opinions and Comments

    6 / 10
    This review is for a local version of the region 2 disc.
    A story about true love and a dreadful desease.
    John loves Iris. He loves her through their youths, through their adulthood and he also loves her while she`s dealing with her Altzheimer`s desease.
    Dench and Broadbent give good performances, but, alas, the script is too simple, and other than examining Iris` deterioration, nothing really happens.
    The video transfer is a butchered fullscreen one. The transfer is average with numerous compression signs that can be seen especially during the dark scenes.
    The DD 5.1 soundtrack is flat. The surrounds are hardly used, but since this is a drama, it is acceptable.
    The menus are still with music.
    The extras include a short behind the scenes featurette.
    Bottom line - a sad story about love and Altzheimer, but alas, not a good disk.
    posted by Zvi Josef on 4/12/2002 16:14
    6 / 10
    Are you sure it is fullscreen pan & scam? Looks like anamorphic widescreen to me.
    posted by inti on 5/3/2003 14:39