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    Unique ID Code: 0000034477
    Added by: DVD Reviewer
    Added on: 19/5/2002 18:04
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    Deep End, The (US)

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    "Finally, A Thriller That Actually Thrills" - Esquire
    Certificate: R
    Running Time: 101 mins
    Retail Price: $29.98
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    Still waters run deadly in this gripping suspense thriller about the extraordinary depths to which seemingly ordinary people will sink in the name of love.

    Tilda Swinton "is magnificent" (The New York Times) as housewife Margaret Hall, a fiercely protective mother caught in a vortex of deception when it appears that her son may be guilty of murder. One desperate act leads to another, and soon she`s being blackmailed by the mysterious Alek Spera (E.R.`s Goran Visnjic). But what begins as a riveting cat-and-mouse game between them soon evolves into a haunting romance.

    Immersed in the tradition of Hitchcock`s best twists and turns, The Deep End "holds its suspense to the very last drop." (The Toronto Star)

    Special Features:
    Full-Length Audio Commentary by Writers/Producers/Directors Scott McGehee and David Siegel
    "The Anatomy Of A Scene" Sundance Channel Featurette
    "Making Of" Featurette
    Still Photo Gallery
    Theatrical Trailer and TV Spot

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1

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

    Subtitle Tracks:
    CC: English

    Directed By:
    David Siegel
    Scott McGehee

    Written By:

    Raymond J. Barry
    Josh Lucas
    Peter Donat
    Jonathan Tucker
    Goran Visnjic
    Tilda Swinton

    Casting By:
    Mindy Marin

    Soundtrack By:
    Peter Nashel

    Director of Photography:
    Giles Nuttgens

    Lauren Zuckerman

    Costume Designer:
    Sabrina Rosen

    Production Designer:
    Christopher Tandon
    Kelly McGehee

    David Siegel
    Scott McGehee
    Mindy Marin
    Eileen Jones
    Laura Greenlee

    Executive Producer:
    Robert H. Nathan

    Twentieth Century Fox

    Your Opinions and Comments

    7 / 10
    This is a drama and not a thriller as the cover of the disk claims. It has some (very few) thrilling moments, but it is in no way a thriller, but a story of motherly love. Period.
    The video transfer is good. There are no compression signs and the shots of the lake and its surroundings look great. However, most of the scenes seem a bit washed out or blurred a bit.
    The DD 5.1 soundtrack is a bit flat. There`s not much usage of the surrounds, but this is acceptable for a drama.
    The menus are animated with sound.
    The extras include a commentary track by the 2 directors, a behind the scenes look and a picture gallery. Nothing too exciting, though.
    Bottom line - another ordinary drama. Nothing more, nor less.
    posted by Zvi Josef on 19/5/2002 18:46