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    Unique ID Code: 0000012279
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    Added on: 23/12/2000 11:29
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    Virgin Suicides, The (US)

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    Certificate: R
    Running Time: 96 mins
    Retail Price: $29.99
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    Sofia Coppola makes a stunning directorial debut with this "powerfully seductive" film that has become the most talked about movie of the year.

    In the mid-1970s, in a sleepy Michigan community, live the Lisbon sisters, five teenagers whose beauty has bewitched a group of neighborhood boys. Isolated by their overprotective parents (James Woods and Kathleen Turner), they move like fleeting visions against the suburban landscape, luminous and unattainable.

    But when school hunk Trip Fontaine (Josh Hartnett) convinces Lux Lisbon (Kirsten Dunst) and her sisters to go to the prom, the boys` romantic fantasies threaten to come true - until they are engulfed in a stunning chain of events that will change their lives forever.

    Based on the acclaimed novel by Jeffrey Eugenides, The Virgin Suicides is "a haunting mystery which captures with pinpoint accuracy both an era and an age."

    Special Features:
    Interactive Menus
    Scene Access
    2 Theatrical Trailers
    "The Making Of The Virgin Suicides" Featurette
    "Playground Love" Air Music Video
    Photo Gallery

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1

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

    Subtitle Tracks:

    Directed By:
    Sofia Coppola

    Written By:

    Hanna R. Hall
    Josh Hartnett
    Kirsten Dunst
    Kathleen Turner
    James Woods

    Casting By:
    Linda Phillips-Palo
    Robert McGee
    John Buchan

    Soundtrack By:
    Nicolas Godin
    Jean-Benoît Dunckel

    Director of Photography:
    Edward Lachman

    James Lyons
    Melissa Kent

    Costume Designer:
    Nancy Steiner

    Production Designer:
    Jasna Stefanovic

    Fred Roos
    Gary Marcus
    Chris Hanley
    Dan Halsted
    Jordan Gertner
    Julie Costanzo
    Francis Ford Coppola
    Suzanne Colvin

    Executive Producer:
    Fred Fuchs
    Willi Bär

    Paramount Pictures

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    6 / 10
    A dull and pointless movie. Period. Beautifully shot, but goes nowhere. Some nice tunes, but they are never accompanied by a plot. Flat characters, bad acting and the list goes on.
    The video transfer is good. All the colors are very saturated, which gives the movie a nice look. There are no compression marks at all.
    The DD 5.1 soundtrack is good with an occasional usage of the surrounds. The musical score is very nice.
    The menus are mostly still and are with music.
    The extras include a behind the scenes look, a photo gallery accompanied with music and a music video. None of the above can salvage this movie.
    Bottom line - a total BOMB. Simply forget it.
    posted by Zvi Josef on 23/12/2000 13:54