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    Unique ID Code: 0000012402
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    Added on: 28/12/2000 17:35
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    Cell, The (US)

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    This summer... enter the mind of a killer
    Certificate: R
    Running Time: 107 mins
    Retail Price: $24.98
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    Jennifer Lopez (Out Of Sight, Selena) takes a terrifying journey into the mind of a killer in this chilling, critically acclaimed psychological thriller.

    When a serial killer, Vincent D`Onofrio, (The Thirteenth Floor, Men In Black) falls into a coma before his last victim can be found, a child therapist (Lopez) must use an experimental treatment to enter his mind and learn his secrets before it is too late. The visually haunting world threatens her very existence when she becomes trapped by the terror inside.

    Now, an FBI agent, Vince Vaughn (Swingers, Jurassic Park: The Lost World) must rescue her from the killer`s nightmare mind before he too is lost to the twisted world forever.

    Special Features:
    Interactive Menus
    Scene Access
    Feature-Length Commentary: Director
    Feature-Length Commentary: Production Team
    Deleted Scenes With Director Commentary
    Original Documentary: Style As Substance, Several Of Tarsem`s Collaborators Reflect On His Work
    Visual Effects Vignettes: An Alternate Angle Feature In Which 6 Special Effects Sequences Are Explored From Storyboards To Final Scene
    Interactive Brain Map And Empathy Test
    Theatrical Trailer
    International Teaser Trailer
    Cast/Crew Filmographies

    DVD-ROM Features:
    Script-To-Screen Screenplay Access
    Original Theatrical Website
    Fully Playable Demo

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1

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

    Subtitle Tracks:
    CC: English

    Directed By:
    Tarsem Singh

    Written By:

    Dylan Baker
    Jake Weber
    Marianne Jean-Baptiste
    Vince Vaughn
    Jennifer Lopez

    Casting By:
    Ronna Kress

    Soundtrack By:
    Howard Shore

    Director of Photography:
    Paul Laufer

    Paul Rubell
    Robert Duffy

    Costume Designer:
    April Napier
    Eiko Ishioka

    Production Designer:
    Tom Foden

    Nico Soultanakis
    Stephen J. Ross
    Mark Protosevich
    Eric McLeod
    Julio Caro

    Executive Producer:
    Carolyn Manetti
    Donna Langley

    New Line Productions

    Your Opinions and Comments

    9 / 10
    The Cell is a beautiful journey into the unknown mind of a serial killer. The effects are absolutely mind-boggling!!! I watched it 3 timers in two days!
    posted by Twiggy R. on 16/1/2001 00:09
    9 / 10
    Totally hallucinated, thrilling at time, beautifully photographed.
    This movie has it all, good guys, bad guy(s), thrills, plot - everything.
    The entire movie is wrapped inside a very hallucinated environment which is accompanied by some stunning visual effects and great artistic designs.
    The video transfer is very good. The colors are mind blowing and the dark scenes are rendered beautifully. There are no signs of compression at all. Mind you, the layer change is awkwardly positioned.
    The DD 5.1 soundtrack is very good. The surrounds and the sub are constantly used. The sounds are very crisp and the separation between the channels is great.
    The menus are EXTREMELY good. They are all animated with sound and are, as is the movie itself, very artistic.
    The extras include 2 commentaries (rather ordinary, but insightful), some deleted scenes (nothing special), a featurette about the art work (very nice), an alternate angle feature in 6 special effects sequences (awesome), and isolated score track and an interactive game and test (try it, it`s quite interesting, actually). All in all, the extras are wonderful.
    Bottom line - this movie is not everyone`s cup of tea, but it is very impressive, both visually and artistically.
    posted by Zvi Josef on 19/1/2001 12:29