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    Unique ID Code: 0000014485
    Added by: DVD Reviewer
    Added on: 25/2/2001 08:19
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    Watcher, The (US)

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    Certificate: R
    Running Time: 97 mins
    Retail Price: $26.98
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    Keanu Reeves ignites this action-packed, "superbly crafted thriller that zooms along like a sinister video game of hunter and prey!" (Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper And The Movies)

    After years of pursuing psychotic killers in Los Angeles, FBI agent Joel Campbell (James Spader) wants out. And now his nemesis, serial killer David Allen Griffin (Reeves), has tracked him all the way to Chicago just to torment him. Before each murder, Griffin sends Campbell a photograph of his intended victim and dares him to find her before he strikes again. Now, with every tick of the clock, and amidst pulse-pounding action, this stone-cold killer turns up the heat.

    Co-starring Oscar-winner Marisa Tomei, this game of cat and mouse will have you gasping for breath from its first terrifying frame until its final explosive conclusion!

    Special Features:
    Interactive Menus
    Scene Access
    Production Notes with Information on the Making Of The Film and the Story That Influenced It
    Cast and Filmmakers Biographies and Film Highlights
    Theatrical Trailer
    DVD-ROM Features:
    Animated Screen Savers with Sound
    Thematic Wallpapers
    Access To Exciting Interactive Weblinks

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English
    Dolby Digital 5.1 French

    Subtitle Tracks:
    CC: English

    Directed By:
    Jeff Jensen
    Joe Charbanic

    Written By:

    Robert Cicchini
    Chris Ellis
    Ernie Hudson
    Keanu Reeves
    Marisa Tomei
    James Spader

    Casting By:
    Carmen Tetzlaff
    Mary Jo Slater
    Jane Alderman

    Soundtrack By:
    Marco Beltrami

    Director of Photography:
    Michael Chapman

    Richard Nord

    Costume Designer:
    Jay Hurley

    Production Designer:
    Brian Eatwell
    Maria Rebman Caso

    Jeff Rice
    Steven T Puri
    Elliott Lewitt
    Jeremy Lappen
    David Elliot
    Christopher Eberts
    Brian Benson

    Executive Producer:
    Paul Pompian
    Clark Peterson
    Nile Niami
    John D. Crededio
    Patrick D. Choi

    Universal Pictures

    Your Opinions and Comments

    6 / 10
    A typical serial-killer thriller. A bad one as well. The only thing that stands out in this movie is Reeves` horrible acting.
    The video transfer is ok. Some scenes are rendered as if they are seen through the killer`s eyes, thus the picture is pretty much grainy. There aren`t, however, any compression signs.
    The DD 5.1 soundtrack is ok as well. The chase scenes naturally utilize the surrounds and the dialog is always centered and understandable.
    The menus are static and are accompanied by a creepy score.
    The extras include some production notes. Nothing else.
    Bottom line - forget about it, it`s not worth the 97 minutes of your time.
    posted by Zvi Josef on 25/2/2001 19:18