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    Unique ID Code: 0000010856
    Added by: DVD Reviewer
    Added on: 16/11/2000 23:36
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    Winslow Boy, The (UK)

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    Let right be done
    Certificate: U
    Running Time: 100 mins
    Retail Price: £19.99
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    Based on a true story, David Mamet`s brilliant adaptation of The Winslow Boy is a rich and complex telling of the British Classic, brought to lofe by a tremendous ensemble of talent including Sir Nigel Hawthorne and Jeremy Northam.

    Set at the turn of the century, the story follows the lives of the Winslow Family and their fight to prove the innocence of their youngest son, a 13 year old naval cadet who has been expelled from the Academy for stealing a five-shilling postal note. When Sir Robert Morton, a well-repected lawyer, agrees to represent the boy, the case becomes a national spectacle and threatens to destroy the family`s bond.

    But even as the legal circus engulfs the Winslow`s lives, self discovery and blossoming romance emerge in this period masterpiece filled with hope, wit and humanity.

    Special Features:
    Interactive Menus
    Scene Access
    Theatrical Trailer
    Behind the scenes featurette
    Directors Commentary

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Letterbox 1.85:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital Surround 2.0 English
    Dolby Digital Surround 2.0 German

    Subtitle Tracks:

    Directed By:
    David Mamet

    Written By:

    Lana Bilzerian
    Matthew Pidgeon
    Gemma Jones
    Rebecca Pidgeon
    Jeremy Northam
    Nigel Hawthorne

    Casting By:
    Ros Hubbard
    John Hubbard

    Soundtrack By:
    Alaric Jans

    Director of Photography:
    Benoît Delhomme

    Barbara Tulliver

    Costume Designer:
    Consolata Boyle

    Production Designer:
    Gemma Jackson

    Sarah Green
    Sally French

    Columbia / Tristar

    Your Opinions and Comments

    7 / 10
    A British court drama that does not contain even a single scene in the court.
    I`m not saying this is not a good movie. But, I am saying that there`s nothing special about it at all. The script is fine, but predictable. The acting is done quite well, but then again - the script is a bit too "soft". I would have expected this kind of a movie to be a bit more emotional.
    The video transfer is ok. While there are a few scratches here and there, the overall quality of the transfer is satisfying.
    The DD 2.0 soundtrack is very flat. Obviously, a stereo soundtrack is adequate for such a movie, but it would`ve been nice to get a DD 5.1 version inside the House of Lords, for example.
    The menus are static and rather dull.
    The extras include a short behind the scenes look and a director`s commentary.
    Bottom line - "Let right be done" - give this movie a chance. You might even end up liking it.
    posted by Zvi Josef on 18/11/2000 10:31