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    Unique ID Code: 0000013879
    Added by: DVD Reviewer
    Added on: 15/2/2001 19:50
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    Bless The Child (US)

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    Mankind`s last hope just turned six
    Certificate: R
    Running Time: 107 mins
    Retail Price: $29.99
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    In the tradition of The Sixth Sense and The Omen comes this riveting supernatural thriller filled with spine-tingling chills and white-knuckle suspense.

    Academy Award Winner Kim Basinger stars as Maggie O`Connor, a single woman whose life revolves around her career as a nurse - until the surprise appearance of her sister Jenna (Angela Bettis) and Jenna`s newborn baby girl, Cody. When Jenna suddenly disappears, Maggie is left to raise Cody (Holliston Coleman), an autistic child, by herself. But after Jenna returns with a mysterious cult leader (Rufus Sewell) and abducts Cody, Maggie discovers that the child possesses extraordinary powers, powers that forces of evil have waited centuries to control.

    Together with a FBI specialist in occult-related crimes (Jimmy Smits), Maggie races to save the life of the innocent girl who may hold the key to save mankind, or destroy it. Co-starring Christina Ricci and Ian Holm, Bless The Child is a thrilling offering for film fans.

    Special Features:
    Interactive Menus
    Scene Access
    Theatrical Trailer
    Original TV Spots
    Exclusive Cast & Crew Interviews
    Commentary by Director Chuck Russell and Visual Effects Supervisor Joel Hynek

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1

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

    Subtitle Tracks:
    CC: English

    Directed By:
    Chuck Russell

    Written By:

    Christina Ricci
    Angela Bettis
    Rufus Sewell
    Holliston Coleman
    Jimmy Smits
    Kim Basinger

    Casting By:
    Sarah Finn
    Deborah Aquila

    Soundtrack By:
    Christopher Young

    Director of Photography:
    Peter Menzies Jr.

    Alan Heim

    Costume Designer:
    Denise Cronenberg

    Production Designer:
    Carol Spier

    Mace Neufeld
    Stratton Leopold

    Executive Producer:
    Robert Rehme
    Lis Kern
    Bruce Davey

    Paramount Pictures

    Your Opinions and Comments

    7 / 10
    A supernatural thriller that somehow manages to deliver. The plot itself is rather ordinary - the good guys vs. the forces of evil.
    The video transfer is very good. There are no compression signs and the picture is crystal clear. As for the special effects go, well, the satanic demons are done hilariously bad (the same applied to the rats), but the angels are done really nicely.
    The DD 5.1 soundtrack is a bit flat, but still ok. The surrounds are mainly used during the single chase scene and for some ambiance.
    The menus are all still and lifeless.
    The extras include a commentary by the director and the visual effects supervisor and an ordinary behind the scenes look. nothing extraordinary.
    Bottom line - while not totally captivating, this movie can be enjoyable if you like the genre.
    posted by Zvi Josef on 2/3/2001 20:15