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    Unique ID Code: 0000030205
    Added by: DVD Reviewer
    Added on: 3/2/2002 09:27
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    Claim, The (UK)

    8 / 10
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    Certificate: 15
    Running Time: 115 mins
    Retail Price: £19.99
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    The American West has always been a repository of dreams, a place where cowboys, lawmakers, rustlers and gunslingers chased hopes that seemed larger and grander than life itself. Their stories have been told and re-told from new perspectives. But there is another story about the West that has never been re-imagined until now: the legends of the Gold Rush and the bold, driven pioneers who took on the extreme landscapes of the Sierra Nevada.

    Michael Winterbottom`s The Claim stakes out this adventurous territory, with a raw, romantic tale of stark beauty and primal authenticity about how dreams collided with greed in the making of California. His is an epic story of love, passion and redemption set against the harsh landscape of the Sierra Nevada.

    The Claim brings to life the heady days when California was the last frontier, the final untamed wilderness - and makes intensely personal a time that transformed the entire nation.

    Special Features:
    Interactive Menus
    Scene Access
    Theatrical Trailer

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English

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    Directed By:
    Michael Winterbottom

    Written By:

    Randy Birch
    Sean McGinley
    Julian Richings
    Shirley Henderson
    Sarah Polley
    Nastassja Kinski
    Wes Bentley
    Milla Jovovich
    Peter Mullan

    Casting By:
    Suzanne Smith
    Billy Hopkins
    Wendy Brazington
    Kerry Barden

    Soundtrack By:
    Michael Nyman

    Director of Photography:
    Alwin H. Kuchler

    Trevor Waite

    Costume Designer:
    Joanne Hansen

    Production Designer:
    Mark Tildesley
    Ken Rempel

    Anita Overland
    Andrew Eaton
    Douglas Berquist

    Executive Producer:
    David M. Thompson
    Mark Shivas
    Alexis Lloyd
    Martin Katz
    Andrea Calderwood


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    9 / 10
    Not an action movie, so if that`s what you want, don`t buy it. Not really a Western, either. Just happens to be set in the old West. Apart from that, one of the best movies of the decade so far. The photography is quite extraordinary, and some scenes can only be described as surreal.

    Pity about the 2.35 : 1 format. Quite impossible to accommodate on a tv set.
    posted by escoville on 16/1/2008 16:36