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    Unique ID Code: 0000021968
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    Added on: 26/8/2001 13:22
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    Cast Away (2 Disc Set) (UK)

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    At the edge of the world, his journey begins
    Certificate: 12
    Running Time: 138 mins
    Retail Price: £24.99
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    Tom Hanks "gives one of the towering screen performances of all time" (New York Post) in this inspiring tale about survival of the human spirit. Tom Hanks stars as Chuck Noland, a FedEx systems engineer whose ruled-by-the-clock existence abruptly ends when a harrowing plane crash leaves him isolated on a remote island. As Chuck struggles to meet the basic needs of survival, he discovers that his true personal journey, has only just begun…

    Special Features:
    Audio Commentary with Robert Zemeckis & crew
    Special Effects Vignettes
    Trailer & TV Spots
    Still Gallery
    "The Charlie Rose Show" interview with Tom Hanks
    "Wilson: The Life & Death of a Hollywood Extra" Featurette
    "The Island" Featurette
    HBO "First Look" Documentary
    Survivalists Documentary
    Storyboard-to-Film Comparison

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English

    Subtitle Tracks:

    Directed By:
    Robert Zemeckis

    Written By:

    Lari White
    Christopher Noth
    Nick Searcy
    Helen Hunt
    Tom Hanks

    Casting By:
    Victoria Burrows

    Soundtrack By:
    Alan Silvestri

    Director of Photography:
    Don Burgess

    Arthur Schmidt

    Costume Designer:
    Joanna Johnston

    Production Designer:
    Rick Carter

    Joan Bradshaw

    Twentieth Century Fox

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    8 / 10
    Hanks and Zemecksis reunite for the first time since Forrest Gump. This movie is not as good as Forrest Gump but comes pretty close.
    Hanks works for Fed-Ex and is stranded on an uninhabited island. The movie makes the audience feel some sort of emotion for Hanks. He tries so hard to get of the Island but the currents prevent him from getting off. The only thing that keeps him company on the island is a football which he has drawn a face on and has given hair. It is perhaps the only thing keeping him alive.

    The visuals are pretty good. The island itself is colourful and the ocean surrounding the island brings out some good wave sounds that are greatly represented on the DD 5.1. The picture itself could have been a bit better. It is at times grainy especially in some dark scenes. The movie is quite long but is entertaining so the time goes pretty swiftly.

    There are a few good extras but as it is a 2 disc set, they could have packed a bit more. Most of the second disc is empty and thus just wasted.

    Overall a very good film that made me feel for Hank`s character. I havent seen many deserted island flicks so this to me was very interesting to see how a man survives and it is quite believable. Hanks portrays the character very well. I recommend this for buying or renting at the very least.
    posted by dicanio on 18/1/2003 23:45