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    Unique ID Code: 0000013257
    Added by: DVD Reviewer
    Added on: 28/1/2001 19:06
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    What Lies Beneath (US)

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    He was the perfect husband until his one mistake followed them home
    Certificate: PG-13
    Running Time: 130 mins
    Retail Price: $26.99
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    In this exciting supernatural thriller, Harrison Ford and Michelle Pfeiffer play a seemingly happily married couple who uncover a terrible secret... a secret so disturbing it threatens to destroy them.

    When Claire Spencer begins seeing ghostly images and hearing mysterious voices in their home, her husband Norman suspects it`s just her imagination - until the images turn real. Now, together they must uncover the truth, confront their worst fears and find "what lies beneath"... with twisting and terrifying results.

    Special Features:
    Interactive Menus
    Scene Access
    Insightful Commentary From Award-Winning Director Robert Zemeckis
    HBO`s Popular First Look Behind-The-Scenes Featurette
    Production Notes And Detailed Cast & Filmmaker Bios
    Suspenseful Theatrical Trailer

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1

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

    Subtitle Tracks:
    CC: English

    Directed By:
    Robert Zemeckis

    Written By:

    James Remar
    Joe Morton
    Diana Scarwid
    Michelle Pfeiffer
    Harrison Ford

    Casting By:
    Ellen Lewis
    Marcia DeBonis

    Soundtrack By:
    Alan Silvestri

    Director of Photography:
    Don Burgess

    Arthur Schmidt

    Costume Designer:
    Susie DeSanto

    Production Designer:
    William James Teegarden
    Rick Carter

    Robert Zemeckis
    Steve Starkey
    Jack Rapke
    Cherylanne Martin
    Steven J. Boyd

    Executive Producer:
    Steven Spielberg
    Mark Johnson
    Joan Bradshaw

    DreamWorks Pictures

    Your Opinions and Comments

    7 / 10
    An OK thriller, but it definitely does not live to its expectations.
    Well casted and nicely acted, this movie is a combination of a thriller and a ghost story.
    Somehow, however, this 130 minutes long movie is never chilling or frightening (notice the PG-13 rating).
    The video transfer is very nice. There are no compression signs and the dark scenes (plenty of those, by the way) are rendered very nicely. There are some cool special effects in this movie. However, I did not realize they were special effects until I watched the behind the scenes section. Very nice.
    The DTS and DD 5.1 soundtracks are both good. There`s not that much usage of the surrounds, which is a pity, since this kind of a movie simply demands some haunted sounds coming from the surrounds.
    The menus are all animated with scary sounds.
    The extras include a nice commentary, some production notes and a behind the scenes look (which is mostly dedicated to the director, Robert Zemeckis). Oh yeah, don`t watch the trailer prior to watching the movie. It`ll ruin everything for you.
    All in all, not a total waste of time, but then again, it does not get close to "does for bathtubs what `Psycho` did for showers".
    posted by Zvi Josef on 28/1/2001 20:53
    8 / 10
    The film really does borrow heavily from Hitchcock's well known classics, most notably Rear Window, however, it does enough to take the genre one step further which it achieves with great special effects and a number of plot twists and turns. Because of the Hitchcock influence on the movie, even the simplest little things become scary…you won't want to go near your bathtub for a long, long time!

    "What Lies Beneath" is one of those films where you`re really better off knowing as little as possible about the movie when you go into it. It`s not the best flick in the world, but it does manage to pull its strings together tightly enough to become entertaining.

    "What Lies Beneath" manages to thrill and horrify at times. Add to that the beautiful visual style of the movie, the great presentation on this DVD and the extras, and you have a fantastic DVD release on your hands!

    This is certainly a film that you should watch. It is riveting from start to finish. The pace of the film is timed to perfection, and keeps you on the edge of your seat, behind your seat, under your seat.and every other conceivable seat position!

    "What Lies Beneath" is an entertaining thriller that is worth checking out for it`s technical wizardry and solid performances. The Dreamworks DVD looks and sounds great,
    posted by Aslan on 18/4/2002 16:23