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    Unique ID Code: 0000040744
    Added by: DVD Reviewer
    Added on: 6/10/2002 12:48
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    Caveman`s Valentine (US)

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    "Jackson is at His Best in a Clever Whodunit!" -US Weekly
    Certificate: R
    Running Time: 106 mins
    Retail Price: $26.98
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    In this spine-tingling and visually stunning thriller, Academy Award®-nominee Samuel L. Jackson (Unbreakable, Shaft, Pulp Fiction delivers a "full-throttle performance" (People) as Romulus Ledbetter, a misunderstood musician turned recluse, hiding from personal demons in a New York City cave.

    When Romulus finds the frozen body of a young drifter in a tree, the authorities - including his police officer daughter (Aunjanne Ellis) - claim the death is accidental. Romulus is convinced the man was murdered by prominent art photographer David Leppenraub (Colm Feore). But how can he prove he`s right when everyone thinks he`s insane?

    Directed by Kasi Lemmons (Eve`s Bayou) and from the Edgar Award-winning novel, The Caveman`s Valentine is an "ingenious thriller" hails the San Francisco Examiner, "Samuel L. Jackson is nothing short of astonishing!"

    Special Features:
    Feature Commentary with Director Kasi Lemmons and Editor Terilyn Shropshire
    Deleted Scenes
    Cast and Filmmakers
    Production Notes
    Theatrical Trailer

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English
    DTS 5.1 English

    Subtitle Tracks:
    CC: English

    Directed By:
    Kasi Lemmons

    Written By:

    Aunjanue Ellis
    Damir Andrei
    Ann Magnuson
    Colm Feore
    Samuel L. Jackson

    Casting By:
    Nadia Rona
    Jaki Brown

    Soundtrack By:
    Terence Blanchard

    Director of Photography:
    Amy Vincent

    Terilyn A. Shropshire

    Costume Designer:
    Denise Cronenberg

    Production Designer:
    Robin Standefer

    Andrew Stevens
    Tracee Stanley
    Stacey Sher
    Michael Shamberg
    Elie Samaha
    James A. Holt
    Scott Frank
    Mike Drake
    Danny DeVito
    Michael Bennett

    Executive Producer:
    Jonathan Weisgal
    Julie Silverman
    Eli Selden
    Samuel L. Jackson
    Nicolas Clermont
    Don Carmody
    Pamela Abdy

    Universal Pictures

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    6 / 10
    This review is for the region 2 disc.
    A stupid, incoherent and needlessly hallucinated thriller about an ex-musician (Jackson) living in a cave, who`s haunted by an invisible villain and who`s caught up in a murder mystery.
    The video transfer is ok. There are no compression sings, but the transfer does reveal several scratches and dust particles.
    The DD 5.1 soundtrack is very good. The surrounds are used quite effectively throughout the movie to enhance the hallucinations.
    The menus are still with music.
    The extras include about 15 minutes of interviews with the cast.
    Bottom line - while Jackson is a very good actor, he cannot salvage this weird and redundant movie.
    posted by Zvi Josef on 6/10/2002 15:50