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    Unique ID Code: 0000020231
    Added by: DVD Reviewer
    Added on: 8/7/2001 12:04
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    When a film crew came to Waterford, Vermont they shot first and asked questions later
    Certificate: R
    Running Time: 106 mins
    Retail Price: $24.99
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    When a big-budget film crew takes over a small town, they shoot first…and ask questions later. Director Walt Price (William H. Macy) has his work cut out for him with a girl-crazy leading man (Alec Baldwin), a camera-shy leading lady (Sarah Jessica Parker), an idealistic writer (Philip Seymour Hoffman) and a high-strung producer (David Paymer). When the townsfolk eagerly get in on the act, get ready for scandal, greed and romance…Take one!

    Special Features:
    Interactive Menus
    Scene Access
    Commentary with Sarah Jessica Parker, William H. Macy, Clark Gregg, David Paymer and Patti LuPone
    Cast and Crew Filmographies
    Theatrical Trailer

    DVD-ROM Features:
    Original Website Including The Old Mill Website

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1
    Pan & Scan 1.33:1

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

    Subtitle Tracks:
    CC: English

    Directed By:
    David Mamet

    Written By:

    Sarah Jessica Parker
    William H. Macy
    Patti LuPone
    Philip Seymour Hoffman
    Clark Gregg
    Charles Durning
    Alec Baldwin

    Casting By:
    Avy Kaufman

    Soundtrack By:
    Theodore Shapiro

    Director of Photography:
    Oliver Stapleton

    Barbara Tulliver

    Costume Designer:
    Susan Lyall

    Production Designer:
    Gemma Jackson

    Mark Ordesky
    Joey Nittolo
    Alan Mruvka
    Rachael Horovitz
    Sarah Green
    Dorothy Aufiero

    Executive Producer:
    Peter Jay Klauser
    Jonathan Cornick
    Martin J. Barab
    Alec Baldwin

    New Line Productions

    Your Opinions and Comments

    7 / 10
    A nice little movie, that while having an ambitious cast, does not pretend to be that big a deal. Its simplicity probably does the difference.
    The video transfer of both the widescreen and the fullscreen is good. There are no compression signs and the picture is always clear, even during the dark scenes.
    The DD 5.1 soundtrack is ordinary - nothing too fancy. Since this movie is basically dialog driven, there`s almost no usage of the surrounds.
    The menus are all still.
    The extras include a commentary by some of the actors and actresses. That`s it.
    Bottom line - a nice movie with a simple story and a fine acting job by Philip Seymour Huffman. Give it a try.
    posted by Zvi Josef on 8/7/2001 23:55