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    Unique ID Code: 0000018046
    Added by: DVD Reviewer
    Added on: 19/5/2001 04:42
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    Quills (US)

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    There are no bad words... only bad deeds
    Certificate: R
    Running Time: 124 mins
    Retail Price: $29.98
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    Academy Award® winners Geoffrey Rush and Michael Caine join Oscar® nominees Kate Winslet and Joaquin Phoenix in this provocative film filled with delicious desire and wicked wit.

    Rush gives a tour-de-force performance as history`s most infamous sexual adventurer, the Marquis de Sade. A nobleman with a literary flair, the Marquis lives in a madhouse where a beautiful laundry maid (Winslet) smuggles his erotic stories to a printer, defying orders from the asylum`s resident priest (Phoenix). The titillating passages whip all of France into a sexual frenzy, until a fiercely conservative doctor (Caine) tries to put an end to the fun, inadvertently stoking the excitement to a fever pitch.

    Special Features:
    Interactive Menus
    Scene Access
    3 Revealing Featurettes
    Commentary by Screenwriter Doug Wright
    Still Gallery
    Theatrical Trailers & TV Spot

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1

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

    Subtitle Tracks:
    CC: English

    Directed By:
    Philip Kaufman

    Written By:

    Patrick Malahide
    Billie Whitelaw
    Michael Caine
    Joaquin Phoenix
    Kate Winslet
    Geoffrey Rush

    Casting By:
    Priscilla John
    Donna Isaacson

    Soundtrack By:
    Stephen Warbeck

    Director of Photography:
    Rogier Stoffers

    Peter Boyle

    Costume Designer:
    Jacqueline West

    Production Designer:
    Martin Childs

    Nick Wechsler
    Peter Kaufman
    Mark Huffam
    Julia Chasman

    Executive Producer:
    Rudulf Wiesmeier
    Sandra Schulberg
    Des McAnuff

    Twentieth Century Fox

    Your Opinions and Comments

    9 / 10
    A powerful movie that tells the disturbing story of the Marquis de Sade. Shocking at times, magnificently acted and brilliantly scripted, the movie deserved each and every Oscar nomination it got. Rush should`ve won the best actor category.
    The video transfer is excellent. There are no compression signs at all and the amount of detail is amazing. Even the smallest subtleties of the handwriting can be easily detected.
    The DD 5.1 soundtrack is good. While this is mostly a dialog based movie, several scenes do a great usage of the surrounds to deliver the harsh words of the Marquis through the asylum.
    The menus are all beautifully animated with sound.
    The extras include a commentary by the screenwriter, an extensive behind the scenes look, a still gallery and some historical facts about the characters.
    Bottom line - an extremely powerful movie that manages to make a human being of the person who is called "the most infamous sexual adventurer". Highly recommended.
    posted by Zvi Josef on 19/5/2001 22:54