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    Unique ID Code: 0000001962
    Added by: DVD Reviewer
    Added on: 10/11/1999 20:18
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    Pleasantville (UK)

    8 / 10
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    Pleasantville - it`s just around the corner
    Certificate: 12
    Running Time: 124 mins
    Retail Price: £19.99
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    In Pleasantville, USA, there has never been any rain. There has never been any hatred, aggression or tears. In Pleasantville, USA, there has never been a passionate kiss. There has never been a flat tyre, a red rose or a work of art. Until now.

    Two modern day teenagers (Tobey Maguire and Reese Witherspoon) find themselves trapped in Pleasantville, a black and white `50s TV. series - and set off a revolution. There can be no turning back once the people of Pleasantville begin experiencing such strange wonders as love, sex, art, and even rain for themselves.

    Slowly, the town turns from black-and-white to technicolour as real life creeps into Pleasantville. But real life has its dark side, and not all of the perfect population of Pleasantville are happy with the changes...

    Special Features:
    Interactive Menus
    Scene Access
    `Making of` documentary
    Original Theatrical Trailer
    `The Art of Pleasantville`

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1

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

    Subtitle Tracks:

    Directed By:
    Gary Ross

    Written By:

    J.T. Walsh
    Don Knotts
    Reese Witherspoon
    Tobey Maguire
    Jeff Daniels
    Joan Allen
    William H. Macy

    Casting By:
    Debra Zane
    Ellen Lewis

    Soundtrack By:
    Randy Newman

    William Goldenberg

    Costume Designer:
    Judianna Makovsky

    Production Designer:
    Jeannine Claudia Oppewall

    Allison Thomas
    Steven Soderbergh
    Gary Ross
    Edward Lynn
    Jon Kilik
    Robert John Degus
    Susan Borowitz
    Andy Borowitz
    Robin Bissell
    Allen Alsobrook

    Executive Producer:
    Mary Parent
    Michael De Luca

    New Line Productions

    Your Opinions and Comments

    6 / 10
    Weird, weird WEIRD film. Not worth buying at all - it`s far too long and gets tedious to watch. Maybe rent this because the special effects are amazing. Great features, too bad about the film.
    posted by EllieHM on 25/2/2000 19:04
    8 / 10
    A recommended film for those who like a thoughtful, wise and moving experience. There is a lot of symbolism in the film and although sometimes too obvious. The special effects look great on DVD and really are a standout in this film. This film is also quite funny and a lot of the humour comes from the difference between the real and `fantasy world that is pleasantville`. Downers in the film are perhaps its length - it falls a bit once the visual delights of the film become second nature. The plot is fairly obvious but the charm of the cast makes up for it. Overall though its well worth seeing and I am glad I rented it. Its the sort of film that you will remember for certain sequences - particularily as the b&w world of pleasantville starts to get slowly colourised. Good film.
    posted by am1001 on 30/10/2000 03:19
    8 / 10
    It`s not often I buy a DVD if I`ve already seen the film, Pleasantville is the exception. Every time I see this film I always laugh, it`s very entertaining time and again.
    posted by David Hopwood on 25/7/2002 00:19