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    Unique ID Code: 0000043349
    Added by: DVD Reviewer
    Added on: 4/12/2002 07:30
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    Rose Red (US)

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    Every House Has A Story To Tell… This One Will Kill You
    Certificate: PG-13
    Running Time: 254 mins
    Retail Price: $24.99
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    The chilling tale of Dr. Joyce Reardon (Nancy Travis), an obsessed psychology professor who commissions a team of psychics and a gifted 15-year-old autistic girl, Annie Wheaton, to literally wake up a supposedly dormant haunted mansion - Rose Red. Their efforts unleash myriad sprits and uncover horrifying secrets of the generations who have lived and died there.

    Special Features:
    Production Commentary
    The Making-Of Rose Red
    The Diary Of Ellen Rimbauer
    Storyboard Comparisons
    Production Design Artwork

    Video Tracks:
    Standard 1.33:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English
    Dolby Digital 5.1 Spanish

    Subtitle Tracks:
    CC: English

    Directed By:
    Craig R. Baxley

    Written By:

    Melanie Lynskey
    Judith Ivey
    David Dukes
    Kimberly J. Brown
    Matt Keeslar
    Nancy Travis

    Casting By:
    Lynn Kressel

    Soundtrack By:
    Gary Chang

    Director of Photography:
    David Connell

    Sonny Baskin

    Costume Designer:
    Ronald Leamon

    Production Designer:
    Craig Stearns

    Robert F. Phillips
    Bruce Dunn
    Thomas H. Brodek

    Executive Producer:
    Stephen King
    Mark Carliner

    Trimark Pictures

    Your Opinions and Comments

    6 / 10
    This review is for the region 2 disc-set, which is identical to the region 1 set.
    This 4 hour mini series is all about evil. But is it scary? Well, not really. Is it horrifying then? No. Is it gory? Nope, sorry. Then what is it? Well, that`s a good question. While the first 2 and a half hours are quite reasonable and the plot progresses with some sense, the final hour and a half are plain dumb. As simple as that.
    The video transfer is average. Being a TV mini series, it was shot as fullscreen. The color saturation is very good (especially in the final scene), but grain can be spotted throughout the 4 hours.
    The DD 5.1 soundtrack is rather flat. The surrounds are used occasionally but they do not provide an enveloping sound.
    The menus are still and silent.
    The extras include a behind the scenes look, a sort of documentary and a picture gallery.
    Bottom line - despite being a Stephen King`s (aka - pizza guy) story, the mini series fails to make sense and provide the viewer with no thrills at all.
    posted by Zvi Josef on 4/12/2002 16:11