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    Unique ID Code: 0000024789
    Added by: DVD Reviewer
    Added on: 29/10/2001 15:49
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    Good Will Hunting (UK)

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    The motion picture of the year
    Certificate: 15
    Running Time: 120 mins
    Retail Price: £17.99
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    Synopsis:
    In an Oscar®-winning performance, Robin Williams* (`The Birdcage`, `Dead Poets Society`) stars with hot young newcomer Matt Damon (`The Rainmaker`, `Courage Under Fire`) in the motion picture of the year!

    The most brilliant mind at America`s top university isn`t a professor... he`s the guy who cleans its floors, Will Hunting (Damon in an Oscar®-nominated role). But Will is also a headstrong, penniless guy failing the lessons of life and love with his wealthy girlfriend (Oscar®-nominee Minnie Driver†). Facing a jail sentence after one too many run-ins with the law, Will`s fate lies in the hands of his therapist (Williams), who might be the only man able to help him see his true potential.

    Also starring Ben Affleck (`Chasing Amy`, `Armageddon`), who co-wrote this Oscar®-winning original screenplay with Damon, `Good Will Hunting` is the inspiring, emotionally charged film that has everyone talking!

    Special Features:
    Interactive Menus
    Scene Access

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English

    Subtitle Tracks:
    English
    CC: English

    Directed By:
    Gus Van Sant

    Written By:


    Starring:
    Minnie Driver
    Stellan Skarsgård
    Ben Affleck
    Matt Damon
    Robin Williams

    Casting By:
    Suzanne Smith
    Billy Hopkins
    Kerry Barden

    Soundtrack By:
    Danny Elfman

    Director of Photography:
    Jean-Yves Escoffier

    Editor:
    Pietro Scalia

    Costume Designer:
    Beatrix Aruna Pasztor

    Production Designer:
    Missy Stewart

    Producer:
    Chris Moore
    Lawrence Bender

    Executive Producer:
    Harvey Weinstein
    Bob Weinstein
    Kevin Smith
    Scott Mosier
    Jonathan Gordon
    Su Armstrong

    Distributor:
    Miramax Films

    Your Opinions and Comments

    7 / 10
    What a unbelievably overrated movie. It is long, b-o-r-i-n-g and goes absolutely nowhere. I really don`t understand the hype surrounding this movie, not to mention the Oscar winning.
    The video transfer is a disappointing 4:3 one (just for that I`ve deducted a point from the video mark). While there are no compressions sings, the transfer reveals several dust particles and scratches. Some of the scenes are very poorly panned and scanned, thus vital information does not appear in the frame (or is partially cut).
    The DD 5.1 soundtrack is ok. For this kind of a drama, the occasional usage of the surrounds is adequate.
    The menus are still with music.
    The extras include 2 behind the scenes looks and a music video.
    Bottom line - even if you are not familiar with the hype this movie made, it is rather disappointing. Watch it if you must, but don`t expect it to be that great after all.
    posted by Zvi Josef on 29/10/2001 17:31