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    Unique ID Code: 0000017622
    Added by: DVD Reviewer
    Added on: 6/5/2001 12:22
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    Yards, The (US)

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    There`s nothing more dangerous than an innocent man
    Certificate: R
    Running Time: 115 mins
    Retail Price: $32.99
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    Hot young stars Mark Wahlberg (The Perfect Storm), Joaquin Phoenix (Gladiator, Return To Paradise) and Charlize Theron (Men Of Honor, The Cider House Rules) power this riveting crime thriller!

    Released from prison after taking the fall for a group of his friends, Leo Handler (Wahlberg) just wants to get his life back on track. But when he takes a job with his powerfully influential Uncle Frank (James Caan - The Godfather Trilogy, Mickey Blue Eyes) and reconnects with his old friend Willie (Phoenix), Leo finds himself unwittingly drawn into a world of sabotage, high-stakes payoffs and even murder! Then, he discovers a secret that makes him the target of the city`s most ruthless family - his own!

    With memorable performances from Faye Dunaway (The Thomas Crown Affair) and Ellen Burstyn (Requiem For A Dream), the excitement builds as Leo does everything in his power to take them down in the name of justice!

    Special Features:
    Interactive Menus
    Scene Access
    Audio Commentary With Director James Gray
    Behind-The-Scenes Featurette
    Original Concept Art
    Theatrical Trailer

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1

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

    Subtitle Tracks:
    CC: English

    Directed By:
    James Gray

    Written By:

    Faye Dunaway
    Ellen Burstyn
    James Caan
    Charlize Theron
    Joaquin Phoenix
    Mark Wahlberg

    Casting By:
    Douglas Aibel

    Soundtrack By:
    Howard Shore

    Director of Photography:
    Harris Savides

    Jeffrey Ford

    Costume Designer:
    Michael Clancy

    Production Designer:
    Kevin Thompson

    Nick Wechsler
    Paul Webster
    Matt Reeves
    Kerry Orent
    Christopher Goode

    Executive Producer:
    Harvey Weinstein
    Bob Weinstein
    Jonathan Gordon

    Buena Vista

    Your Opinions and Comments

    7 / 10
    A decent thriller with a nice plot and standard acting. While the plot is rather straightforward, the movie doesn`t lose its momentum, despite its 115 minutes running time.
    The video transfer is ok. While there are no compression signs at all and the numerous dark scenes are rendered nicely, there are quite a few scratches and dust particles in several scenes. This is rather odd, since this movie is rather new.
    The DD 5.1 soundtrack is ok. The surrounds are mainly used for train pass-by and for crowd noises.
    The menus are all still.
    The extras include a commentary by the director, a short behind the scenes look and a conceptual art gallery (which I found totally irrelevant to the movie).
    Bottom line - an ok thriller despite everything. Give it a try.
    posted by Zvi Josef on 6/5/2001 22:36