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    Unique ID Code: 0000140514
    Added by: Si Wooldridge
    Added on: 20/3/2011 17:08
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    170,000 SQ miles of desert. 90 minutes of Oxygen. No way out.
    Certificate: 15
    Running Time: 91 minutes
    Retail Price: £15.99
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    Content Type: Movie

    A man is caught in a desperate race against time in this claustrophobic thriller from director Rodrigo Cortes. Paul Conroy (Ryan Reynolds) is an American truck driver who has been contracted to work in Iraq, and while delivering a load of kitchen equipment as part of a humanitarian aid program, he's captured by insurgent guerrillas who intend to hold him hostage.

    Paul is struck unconscious, put into a coffin-like box, and buried, and when he comes to, all he has to help him get out is a lighter, a cell phone, a pen, and a jacknife. Trapped underground with a limited supply of air, Paul frantically calls his family, his employer, and American military and political representatives, trying to remain calm as his chances of survival slip farther away with each passing minute.

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    2.0 Stereo
    5.1 Surround

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    Directed By:
    Rodrigo Cortés

    Written By:

    Ryan Reynolds
    José Luis García Pérez
    Robert Paterson
    Stephen Tobolowsky
    Samantha Mathis
    Ivana Miño
    Warner Loughlin

    Soundtrack By:
    Víctor Reyes

    Director of Photography:
    Eduard Grau

    Rodrigo Cortés

    Adrián Guerra
    Peter Safran

    Executive Producer:
    Rodrigo Cortés
    Alejandro Miranda

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    6 / 10
    I've just watched this (I rented it) and was extremely disappointed with the video aspect. In cinemas, the film was shown in 2.35:1 but has been cropped down here to 1.85:1, thus losing the sight of the frame.

    Furthermore, the black levels are very poor and are green/grey rather than the inky black it was in cinemas. There was one shot in the first third of the film when Ryan Reynolds' head had a green halo when the background should have been entirely black. This is a real shame as it is a thoroughly compelling and gripping film that deserves much better than such shoddy treatment from the distributor.

    If you want the film on Blu-ray, wait until Lionsgate get their act together and release the film in its original aspect ratio.
    posted by David Beckett on 23/3/2011 21:18