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    Unique ID Code: 0000042791
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    Added on: 20/11/2002 07:41
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    Urbania (US)

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    Their lives are about to become an urban legend
    Certificate: R
    Running Time: 105 mins
    Retail Price: $24.99
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    Charlie (Dan Futterman), who has recently lost control over his life, searches New York City for a mysterious stranger who holds the key to his recovery. Never completely sure of what is real and what is not as he experiences a series of alternately hilarious, touching and eerie encounters with the people he meets. In this "exhilarating, one-of-a-kind guessing game" (The Washington Post), we wonder if this is all part of Charlie`s delusion or an elaborate Urban Legend which has taken control over his life.

    Special Features:
    Production Commentary Track
    Deleted Scenes

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English

    Subtitle Tracks:

    Directed By:
    Jon Shear

    Written By:

    Matt Keeslar
    Alan Cumming
    Scott Denny
    Paige Turco
    Dan Futterman
    Jon Shear

    Casting By:
    Jordan Beswick

    Soundtrack By:
    Marc Anthony Thompson

    Director of Photography:
    Peter Konczal
    Shane F. Kelly

    Ed Marx
    Randy Bricker

    Costume Designer:
    David Matwijkow

    Production Designer:
    Karyl Newman

    Jon Shear
    Meta A. Puttkammer
    Jourdan Krauss
    Douglas Hunter
    J. Todd Harris
    Stephanie Golden

    Executive Producer:
    Nela Wagman
    Michael Filerman
    Michael Escott
    Mark Dziak

    Trimark Pictures

    Your Opinions and Comments

    8 / 10
    I had no idea whatsoever what this movie was about before I rented it.
    After watching it I can say I was quite impressed.
    The story is thought provoking and progresses nicely (yet it`s not always linear). The camera work and the editing are quite superb.
    I will only note that this movie is not for everyone, but that`s as far as I`d go. I wouldn`t want to ruin it for you by telling you stuff you`d better off figuring out by yourself.
    The video transfer is good. There are no compression signs and the dark saturated colors are very well produced.
    The DD 5.1 soundtrack is ok. The surrounds are used occasionally and help create the semi-haunting atmosphere.
    The menus are still and silent.
    The extras include a commentary by the crew, a behind the scenes look, some information about urban legends and 7 deleted scenes.
    Bottom line - the movie is about gaining control over your life, and sometimes the best way to gain control over your life is to admit you don`t have any. If you think you`re open minded enough, give this movie a try. You won`t be disappointed.

    "Urbania" revisited - February 2005
    It`s been over 2 years since I first watched the movie.
    Having watched it for the second time I still think it`s really a thought-provoking example of just how good independent movies can be.
    The movie is dark, mysterious, sad, yet it gives hope, solves the mystery and shows the happiness that can eventually be gained.
    Don`t miss it. It`s a fine example of movie making.
    posted by Zvi Josef on 20/11/2002 16:28