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    Unique ID Code: 0000044059
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    Added on: 19/1/2003 15:43
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    Murder By Numbers (UK)

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    The only flaw in their plan was her
    Certificate: 15
    Running Time: 114 mins
    Retail Price: £15.99
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    Fascinating elements of police procedure meld with escalating tension in the taut `Murder By Numbers`.

    Sandra Bullock "redefines the female detective genre" as Cassie Mayweather, a homicide investigator who puts her career in jeopardy as she closes in on the elusive perpetrators of a cleverly planned "perfect murder." But there`s something too perfect about the way the forensic evidence adds up, something that ties to Cassie`s secret past...

    Special Features:
    Audio commentary by director Barbet Schroeder and editor Lee Percy
    Interactive menu
    Scene access

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English

    Subtitle Tracks:

    Directed By:
    Barbet Schroeder

    Written By:

    Chris Penn
    Agnes Bruckner
    Michael Pitt
    Ryan Gosling
    Ben Chaplin
    Sandra Bullock

    Casting By:
    Meta A. Puttkammer
    Howard Feuer

    Soundtrack By:
    Clint Mansell

    Director of Photography:
    Luciano Tovoli

    Lee Percy

    Production Designer:
    Stuart Wurtzel

    Scott Simons
    Barbet Schroeder
    Susan Hoffman
    Nur Nur Cummings
    Richard Crystal
    Frank Capra III

    Executive Producer:
    Jeffrey Stott
    Sandra Bullock

    Warner Bros

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    7 / 10
    A nice psychological thriller about 2 guys, a murder case and a detective. And not just any detective, but Sandra Bullock!
    While the plot isn`t too original, the movie manages to be thrilling throughout.
    The video transfer is good. There are no compression signs to be seen and the picture is quite nice. Some scenes (especially in the house by the beach) include semi-breathtaking parts, which probably include some very subtle special effects.
    The DD 5.1 soundtrack is good. The surrounds are used occasionally yet not overwhelmingly, as they should in this kind of a movie.
    The menus are still and silent.
    The extras include a commentary by the director and editor. That`s it.
    Bottom line - a good thriller, some fine acting, yet, alas, an almost bare disc.
    posted by Zvi Josef on 7/4/2004 01:07