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    Unique ID Code: 0000002057
    Added by: DVD Reviewer
    Added on: 18/11/1999 12:24
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    Notting Hill (UK)

    8 / 10
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    Can the most famous film star in the world fall for the man in the street?
    Certificate: 15
    Running Time: 119 mins
    Retail Price: £19.99
    Release Date:

    William Thacker (Hugh Grant), is the owner of a bookshop in the heart of Notting Hill in London. One day, by a one-in-a-million chance, the worlds most famous actress, Anna Scott (Julia Roberts), comes into his shop.

    He watches in amazement as she leaves and he thinks he`ll never see her again. But fate intervenes - and minutes later William collides with Anna on Portobello Road. So begins a tale of romance and adventure in London W11.

    With a little help from his chaotic flatmate Spike (Rhys Ifans) and his old friends Max and Bella (Tim McInnerny and Gina McKee), William seeks the face he can`t forget...

    Special Features:
    Theatrical Trailer
    Interactive Movie Menus
    A Travel Guide to Notting Hill
    Cast & Filmakers Biographies
    Film Highlight & Production Note Screens

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English

    Subtitle Tracks:
    CC: English

    Directed By:
    Roger Michell

    Written By:

    Julia Roberts
    James Dreyfus
    Rhys Ifans
    Tim McInnerny
    Emma Chambers
    Hugh Bonneville
    Hugh Grant

    Casting By:
    Mary Selway

    Soundtrack By:
    Trevor Jones

    Nicholas Moore

    Costume Designer:
    Shuna Harwood

    Production Designer:
    Stuart Craig

    Duncan Kenworthy

    Executive Producer:
    Eric Fellner
    Tim Bevan
    Richard Curtis

    Polygram Filmed Entertainment

    Your Opinions and Comments

    8 / 10
    A very `nice` film indeed. Definitely one to watch with the wife/girlfriend (husband/girlfriend) and a nice bottle of wine on a dank and dreary evening.

    Content: The film is nothing too deep, but nonetheless is entertaining with some highly amusing moments.

    Video: No noticeable dropouts, nice anamorphic display, very crisp.

    Audio: I`ve dropped this down one since my original posting, since I`ve only listened to it on a 2 speaker setup :( perhaps someone with a nice 5.1 setup might like to comment on sound.

    Features: Usual Extra language soundtrack, some very scant PC based info on the cast/crew/nottinghill.
    posted by BennyBoy on 6/12/1999 22:15
    8 / 10
    A wonderful British film for all generations of film fans to enjoy and savour.The performances delivered from all the diverse characters as part of the story was a sheer delight. A memorable film that is funny, warm, charming and is excellent entertainment. Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant are well matched and give a sincere performance. All the remaining cast are funny, caring and give a convincing performance as supportive friends and family to round off the story line to an excellent film.The location shots of Notting Hill W11 are well placed as the backdrop to the story and the area should receive fame and fortune for many years to come, I am sure.
    posted by John F on 2/1/2000 11:11
    8 / 10
    This is a highly entertaining film with Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant giving a superb performance. An excellent British comedy/farse on a par with "Four weddings and a funeral" and also "Lock, Stock and two smoking barrels". A "must see" film for Londoners.

    Knowing the Notting Hill area certainly added to my enjoyment of the film. The DVD also includes an interesting Travel Guide for those who might wish to visit the area one Saturday. This is an excellent feature idea.

    I would question the Dolby Surround sound quality. For most of the firm there appeared to be just one signal from the centre speaker with no output from the other speakers. This is why I am marking down the audio quality. However, this did not spoil my enjoyment of the film.

    Video quality was crisp and clear with good colour balance. Picture in letterbox format only.
    posted by Yves on 23/1/2000 17:21
    7 / 10
    It`s British so it must be good.
    posted by dingle on 27/4/2000 21:54
    8 / 10
    A great film, and a nice disc, only spoilt by the fact the R1 version has a nice selection of extra features and we get cast & crew bios, production notes and a trailer. Oh! Sorry, I forgot the couple of pages that is the "Travel Guide to Notting Hill" - a very poor effort considering the R1 extras.

    Apart from that small gripe, this film is a very witty British comedy, with a good video transfer and nice audio soundtrack. but I'm still bitter about the extras!!
    posted by Rich Davies on 20/11/2002 01:16
    10 / 10
    Maybe it`s he English in me, but I absolutely loved this movie, plenty of laughs, well put together script, great acting all go to make this a most enjoyable movie.
    posted by Teal`c on 15/9/2003 09:13