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    Unique ID Code: 0000011892
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    Added on: 19/12/2000 20:27
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    Shawshank Redemption, The (US)

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    "A monumental achievement!" - Rod Lurie, Los Angeles
    Certificate: R
    Running Time: 142 mins
    Retail Price: $19.98
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    Nominated for seven Academy Awards® including Best Film and Best Actor, this film is an extraordinary tale of hope, friendship and survival inside a maximum security prison.

    City Banker, Andy Dufresne, (Tim Robbins) arrived at Shawshank Prison in 1947, convicted of two brutal murders, he received a double life sentence.

    He discovers that when they send you to Shawshank State Prison for life...that is exactly what they take.

    Within the confines of Shawshank, Andy forms an unlikely friendship with the prison "fixer" Red (Morgan Freeman). He also becomes popular with the Warden and the prison`s guards, as Andy is able to use his banking experience to help the corrupt officials amas personal fortunes.

    With an extraordinary twist in the tale, Andy finds that survival comes down to a simple choice, get busy living or get busy dying.

    Special Features:
    Interactive Menus
    Scene Index
    Stills Gallery
    Theatrical Trailer

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1

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

    Subtitle Tracks:
    CC: English

    Directed By:
    Frank Darabont

    Written By:

    Frank Darabont
    Gil Bellows
    William Sadler
    Morgan Freeman
    James Whitmore
    Clancy Brown
    Bob Gunton
    Tim Robbins

    Music From:
    Thomas Newman

    Director of Photography:
    Roger Deakins

    Richard Francis-Bruce

    Production Designer:
    Terence Marsh

    Niki Marvin

    Executive Producer:
    David Lester
    Liz Glotzer

    Warner Bros

    Your Opinions and Comments

    8 / 10
    Oh man - I need to go to bed soon so I will be brief.

    Content: One of the best films ever.

    Video: Best I have ever seen it, dont know how it compares to other versions/regions though.

    Audio: All crisp and clear. I will have to wait and see what it sounds like on my Digitheatre.

    Features: Pretty flimsy but better than nothing, I guess.

    Overall: Nice version of the film, but the extras are not really good at all.
    posted by Blazingmonga on 13/2/2001 23:56