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    Unique ID Code: 0000015357
    Added by: DVD Reviewer
    Added on: 24/3/2001 08:09
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    Stir of Echoes (US)

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    In every mind there is a door that has never been opened
    Certificate: R
    Running Time: 94 mins
    Retail Price: $29.98
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    Tom Witzky (Kevin Bacon) is a blue-collar worker, a family man, the most ordinary guy in the world... who is about to be plunged into a shattering encounter with another world. And it doesn`t matter that Tom doesn`t believe in the supernatural. Because something supernatural has started to believe in Tom.

    After he is hypnotized at a neighborhood party, Tom changes. He sees things he can`t explain and hears voices he can`t ignore. As the horrific visions intensify, Tom realizes they are pieces of a puzzle, echoes of a crime calling out to be solved. But when his otherworldly nightmares begin coming true, Tom wants out. He desperately tries to rid himself of his eerie, unwanted powers - only to be seized by an irresistible compulsion to dig deeper and deeper into the mystery that is consuming his life. When at last he unearths the truth, it will draw him into the long-buried secret of a ghastly crime, a vengeful spirit... and the lethal price of laying that spirit to rest.

    Special Features:
    Interactive Menus
    Scene Access
    Commentary with Director David Koepp
    Theatrical Trailer
    Cast and Crew Information
    TV Spots
    Production Notes
    Music Video

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 1.66:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English

    Subtitle Tracks:
    CC: English

    Directed By:
    David Koepp

    Written By:

    Kevin Dunn
    Zachary David Cope
    Illeana Douglas
    Kathryn Erbe
    Kevin Bacon

    Casting By:
    Mary Colquhoun

    Soundtrack By:
    James Newton Howard

    Director of Photography:
    Fred Murphy

    Jill Savitt

    Costume Designer:
    Leesa Evans

    Production Designer:
    Nelson Coates

    Gavin Polone
    Judy Hofflund

    Executive Producer:
    Michele Weisler

    Artisan Entertainment

    Your Opinions and Comments

    8 / 10
    A good movie that did not do that well in theaters due to the fact that it was released very close to "The Sixth Sense". In many ways, though, it is superior to it.
    Bacon delivers a very convincing performance. What can I say - he`s a very good actor.
    The video transfer is very good. Although I managed to find a dust particle and a scratch here and there, there are no compression signs at all and the picture is always clear. The theater scenes are particularly impressive visually.
    The DD 5.1 soundtrack is very good as well. The surrounds are used quite frequently to create a haunting feeling, and it sounds just great.
    The menus are all animated in a creepy way and have sounds.
    The extras include a good commentary by the director, 2 short behind the scenes featurettes (one of which is kind of annoying, by the way, due to poor editing), a music video and some production notes. All in all the extras are average.
    Two remarks:
    1. Do NOT browse through the scenes index prior to watching the movie. It`ll ruin it for you.
    2. If you are sensitive to seeing nails snapping (I sure am), you`ll have chills down your spine at least twice during the movie, so beware.
    Bottom line - a very good ghost movie with a great cast.
    posted by Zvi Josef on 24/3/2001 09:29