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Road To Perdition (Widescreen) (US)

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Every father is a hero to his son
Certificate: R
Running Time: 117 mins
Retail Price: $26.97
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Synopsis:
Two-time Academy Award®-winner Tom Hanks stars as Michael Sullivan, a father fighting to keep his only son from traveling the `Road To Perdition`. Directed by Oscar®-winner Sam Mendes, this towering motion picture achievement has been acclaimed by audiences and critics alike as one of the year`s most extraordinary films.

Special Features:
Audio commentary by director Sam Mendes
Deleted scenes with director commentary
HBO`s "Making Of" featurette
Photo gallery
Interactive Menus
Scene Access

Video Tracks:
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1

Audio Tracks:
Dolby Digital 5.1 English
Dolby Digital Stereo 2.0 French

Subtitle Tracks:
French
English

Directed By:
Sam Mendes

Written By:



Starring:
Tom Hanks
Rob Maxey
Paul Newman
Jennifer Jason Leigh
Tyler Hoechlin
Liam Aiken
Daniel Craig
Stanley Tucci
Jude Law

Casting By:
Debra Zane

Soundtrack By:
Thomas Newman
John M. Williams

Director of Photography:
Conrad L. Hall

Editor:
Jill Bilcock

Production Designer:
Dennis Gassner

Producer:
Tara B. Cook
Cherylanne Martin
Sam Mendes
Dean Zanuck
Richard D. Zanuck

Executive Producer:
Joan Bradshaw
Walter F. Parkes

Distributor:
Twentieth Century Fox

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7 / 10
After the overrated "American Beauty", drector Sam Mendes bounces back with this stirring tale of Fathers & Sons. Playing against type, Hanks a mob hitman who goes on the run with his oldest son.

Presented in 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen, this is an excellent presentation of Conrad L. Hall`s cinematography.Colors are rich and well defined. Minor film grain is noticed, but this intentional.Some edge-enhancement is noticed, but this is a shining transfer from DreamWorks.

The film`s Oscar nominated sound design is given appropiate treament with the Dolby Digital 5.1 track supplied.Tom Newman`s score sounds terrific, as do the tommy guns. The LFE is given a real workout when Calvino is visited by Sullivan.

Although not a full blown special edition, what`s supplied here is fairly decent. Mendes provides a pretty interesting commentary, with few pauses.For those like to read, the commentary is availible in subtitle form. 11 deleted scenes are included,and they are worth watching. My favorite scene was one featuring Al Capone.Each scene includes optional Menes commentary.There is also a 25 minute HBO making of.Most of these HBO pieces are pure fluff,but this one is particulary interesting.To round things off,there are cast & crew bios,a photo gallery,and a CD advertisment.

A road well worth the journey.
posted by Adam Morrison on 26/2/2003 22:16