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    Unique ID Code: 0000003725
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    Added on: 15/3/2000 20:02
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    Stigmata (US)

    7 / 10
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    The messenger must be silenced
    Certificate: R
    Running Time: 102 mins
    Retail Price: $24.98
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    A lost soul has just received the wounds of Christ... and a shocking message that will alter history. Stunning performances from Patricia Arquette (True Romance), Gabriel Byrne (The Usual Suspects) and Jonathan Pryce (Ronin) and a cutting edge score by Billy Corgan of "The Smashing Pumpkins" and Elia Cmiral make Sitgmata "a visual and visceral feast" (Entertainment Today).

    Frankie Paige (Arquette) has absolutely no faith in God. All of that changes when she suddenly begins to suffer the Stigmata - the living wounds of the crucified Christ. Frankie`s miraculous bleeding comes to the attention of the Vatican`s top investigator, Father Kiernan (Byrne). But when Cardinal Houseman (Pryce), discovers that Frankie is actually channeling an extraordinary and provacative message that could destroy the Church, he`s convinced that she - and the force possessing her - must be forever silenced. Determined to stop this deadly conspiracy, Kiernan risks his faith - and his life - to save her and the message that will change the destiny of mankind forever.

    Special Features:
    Interactive Menus
    Scene Access
    Deleted Scenes
    Director`s Alternate Ending
    Music Video by Natalie Imbruglia
    Collectible 8-Page Booklet
    Theatrical Trailer
    Audio Commentary by the Director

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English
    Dolby Digital 5.1 French

    Subtitle Tracks:

    Directed By:
    Rupert Wainwright

    Written By:

    Rade Serbedzija
    Nia Long
    Jonathan Pryce
    Gabriel Byrne
    Patricia Arquette

    Casting By:
    Wendy Kurtzman

    Soundtrack By:
    Mike Garson
    Billy Corgan
    Elia Cmiral

    Director of Photography:
    Jeffrey L. Kimball

    Michael R. Miller
    Michael J. Duthie

    Costume Designer:
    Louise Frogley

    Production Designer:
    Waldemar Kalinowski

    Vikki Williams
    Frank Mancuso Jr.

    United Artists
    Metro Goldwyn Mayer

    Your Opinions and Comments

    9 / 10
    Panned by the critics but at the end of the day what do the critics really know. I can`t really say much about the film otherwise I will spoil it but it is basically an clever Exorcist. I`m not sure whether Arquette is particularly suited to this role but Bryne plays the priest very well seen as though he played the devil in End of Days released at the same time. A must-buy film.
    posted by Codlet on 30/4/2000 13:00
    A 2 hour attack on the Catholic Church
    posted by Richard73 on 16/10/2000 23:31
    7 / 10
    A disappointing movie. While its subject is really intriguing, it does not deliver the goods.It focuses too much at being anti-Catholic and leaves the main characters somehow undeveloped. To top it all, several elements in the movie are obviously taken from "The Exorcist".
    The video transfer is average. Don`t get me wrong, the visuals are stunning and the editing as well, but the transfer does reveal some scratches every once in a while.
    The DD 5.1 soundtrack is ordinary and unfortunately does not use the surrounds too much.
    The menus are average, but nothing spectacular.
    The extras include an alternate ending (rates about the same as the original one), an audio commentary by the director (which is interesting, but the director`s pauses are too long), some deleted scenes and a music video.
    posted by Zvi Josef on 23/10/2000 20:29