Gift, The (US)
The only witness to the crime was not even there
Running Time: 111 mins
Retail Price: $29.99
Content Type: Movie
Oscar®-nominee and Golden Globe Winner Cate Blanchett leads an incredible all-star cast including Academy Award®-winner Hilary Swank (Boys Don`t Cry), Keanu Reeves (The Matrix), Katie Holmes (Wonder Boys), Giovanni Ribisi (Saving Private Ryan), and Oscar®-nominated Greg Kinnear (As Good As It Gets) in this stylishly filmed mystery that`s as eerie as a backwoods swamp with a dark secret beneath its even darker surface.
Widow and mother of three, Annie Wilson (Blanchett), makes her living by foretelling others` futures... though her own has become cloudier than even she can see. Threatened by client`s violently jealous husband (Reeves) and plagues by visions of a missing town-girl (Holmes), Annie is unwittingly pulled into a thicket of lies and deception in which her extraordinary gift could be used against her…and get her killed.
Written by Billy Bob Thornton (Sling Blade) and Tom Epperson (A Family Thing), and directed by Sam Raimi (A Simple Plan), The Gift is a gripping tale of supernatural intrigue, and chilling terror.
Exclusive Cast and Crew Interviews
Music Video "Furnace Room Lullaby" Performed by Neko Case & Her Boyfriends
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1
Dolby Digital 5.1 English
Dolby Digital Surround 2.0 English
Dolby Digital Surround 2.0 French
Billy Bob Thornton
Director of Photography:
Richard S. Wright
Robert G. Tapert
Your Opinions and Comments
The video transfer is very good. There are no compression signs and the quality of the picture is good. The numerous dark scenes are beautifully rendered.
The DD 5.1 soundtrack is good. While it is not violent, the surrounds are used for ambiance and some key scare-you-to-death moments.
The menus are animated with sound.
The extras include a short behind the scenes look and a music video. Kinda disappointing.
Bottom line - a good and enjoyable thriller, yet a rather weak disk extras-wise.