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    Unique ID Code: 0000033614
    Added by: DVD Reviewer
    Added on: 6/5/2002 12:16
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    Brokedown Palace (US)

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    They were young, fearless, and friends forever. Until a stranger came between them
    Certificate: PG-13
    Running Time: 100 mins
    Retail Price: $19.98
    Release Date:

    In this sexy, riveting thriller, Claire Danes and Kate Beckinsale star as two best friends whose dream vacation becomes a nightmare. Alice (Danes) is impulsive and reckless; Darlene (Beckinsale) is more reserved. But when each falls for the same mysterious man, both girls throw caution to the wind, and in one instant, their lives are changed forever. Now in a foreign land, they must prove their innocence before it is too late. Bill Pullman co-stars in this "compelling" (People Magazine) tale of self discovery and the ultimate sacrafice for a friend!

    Special Features:
    Original Theatrical Trailer
    Cast Bios

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Letterbox 2.35:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English
    Dolby Digital Surround 2.0 English

    Subtitle Tracks:
    CC: English

    Directed By:
    Jonathan Kaplan

    Written By:

    Daniel Lapaine
    Lou Diamond Phillips
    Jacqueline Kim
    Bill Pullman
    Kate Beckinsale
    Claire Danes

    Casting By:
    Julie Selzer

    Soundtrack By:
    David Newman
    P.J. Harvey

    Director of Photography:
    Newton Thomas Sigel

    Don Zimmerman
    Curtiss Clayton

    Costume Designer:
    April Ferry

    Production Designer:
    James William Newport

    Lope V. Juban Jr.
    Adam Fields

    Executive Producer:
    A. Kitman Ho

    Your Opinions and Comments

    7 / 10
    A good drama about two friends and their adventures in Thailand.
    I won`t tell you anything else about the plot in order not to ruin it for you.
    I can only say that it covers familiar grounds, but does so very well.
    The video transfer is good. The palette is very good and delivers Thailand`s colors effectively. There aren`t any compression signs at all.
    The DD 5.1 soundtrack is good. Being a drama, there isn`t too much action in the surrounds.
    The music is really good and the various songs fit the movie like a glove.
    The menus are animated with sound.
    The disk contains no extras at all.
    Bottom line - a very good movie about friendship, but, alas, a very poor DVD extra-wise.
    posted by Zvi Josef on 6/5/2002 16:16