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    Added on: 25/8/2002 13:23
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    Others, The (US)

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    Sooner Or Later They Will Find You
    Certificate: 12
    Running Time: 104 mins
    Retail Price: $19.99
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    Nicole Kidman delivers an unforgettable performance in this scary and stylish suspense thriller, the first English language work by talented Spanish film-maker Alejandro Amenabar (Open Your Eyes, Tesis). While awaiting her husband`s return from the war, Grace (Kidman) and her two young children live an unusually isolated existence behind the locked doors and drawn curtains of a secluded island mansion. Then, after three mysterious servants arrive and it becomes chillingly clear that there is far more to this house than can be seen, Grace finds herself in a terrifying fight to save her children and keep her sanity. The unpredictable twists of and turns of The Others will keep you guessing...

    Special Features:
    Audio Commentary from Director
    Alejandro Amenabar
    Two Behind the Scenes Featurettes
    Director`s Interview
    Special Effects Featurette

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English

    Directed By:
    Alejandro Amenábar

    Written By:

    Christopher Eccleston
    Alakina Mann
    Nicole Kidman
    Eric Sykes
    James Bentley
    Fionnula Flanagan

    Casting By:
    Shaheen Baig
    Jina Jay

    Soundtrack By:
    Alejandro Amenábar

    Director of Photography:
    Javier Aguirresarobe

    Nacho Ruiz Capillas

    Costume Designer:
    Sonia Grande

    Production Designer:
    Benjamín Fernández

    Miguel Ángel González
    Fernando Bovaira
    Park Sunmin
    Emiliano Otegui
    José Luis Cuerda
    Eduardo Chapero-Jackson

    Executive Producer:
    Harvey Weinstein
    Paula Wagner
    Rick Schwartz
    Tom Cruise
    Bob Weinstein

    Miramax Films

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    8 / 10
    Nicole Kidman stars as Grace, a protective and nurturing mother who takes care of her two children while her husband is away at war. One day, her servants literally disappear into thin air without a trace. Then three mysterious strangers show up at her door for the servant jobs. At about the same time, her daughter tells her that she`s been seeing what she refers to as The Others in their home. Will Grace believe her daughter and protect her family from The Others before it`s too late? This brilliant psychological thriller kept me on the edge of my sofa and guessing until the very end. It`s chilling and suspenseful, and climaxes to a (nope, I can`t tell you). What I can tell you is that the sound design was breathtakingly engaged during the many haunting scenes.

    The Others is presented in anamorphic widescreen using a 1.85:1 aspect ratio. This is a two-disc set with disc one containing the movie and disc two reserved for supplemental materials. The print itself is close to being flawless. This is a dark, moody film with a lot of dark scenes. Black level is the key component for enjoying this film and Miramax has done an outstanding job on that front allowing us to see all sorts of shadow detail and never struggling to make out objects in the background.

    The Others is a modern classic from director Amenabar, lead by a terrific screenplay and an absolutely riveting performance from Nicole Kidman. While it comes as somewhat dissapointing that there isn`t more in the way of supplements or a DTS track, this is an otherwise very enjoyable DVD edition that provides good audio/video and a fair amount of extras. "The Others" is a must-seehave.
    posted by Aslan on 21/9/2002 23:46