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    Unique ID Code: 0000044557
    Added by: DVD Reviewer
    Added on: 29/1/2003 15:02
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    K PAX (UK)

    8 / 10
    2 votes cast
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    Change the way you look at the world
    Certificate: 12
    Running Time: 115 mins
    Retail Price: £19.99
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    When a man calling himself Prot (Kevin Spacey) arrives in New York claiming to be from the planet K-PAX, the police turn him over to psychiatrist Dr Mark Powell (Jeff Bridges). Prot`s behaviour is unusual and his claims are unbelievable - but as time is running out, Powell finds that the truth may be even stranger yet...

    Special Features:
    UK Commentary featuring Director Iain Softley and Director Of Photograpghy John Mathieson
    US Commentary featuring Director Iain Softley
    Alternate Ending
    Deleted Scenes
    The Making of K-PAX
    Photographs by Jeff Bridges
    Storyboard Comparison

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English

    Subtitle Tracks:

    Directed By:
    Iain Softley

    Written By:

    Saul Williams
    David Patrick Kelly
    Alfre Woodard
    Mary McCormack
    Jeff Bridges
    Kevin Spacey

    Casting By:
    Debra Zane

    Soundtrack By:
    Ed Shearmur
    Sheryl Crow

    Music From:
    Elton John

    Director of Photography:
    John Mathieson

    Craig McKay

    Production Designer:
    John Beard

    Michael Levy
    Lloyd Levin
    Lawrence Gordon
    Robert F. Colesberry
    Gene Brewer

    Executive Producer:
    Susan G. Pollock

    Film Four

    Your Opinions and Comments

    7 / 10
    I was actually expecting a sort of sci-fi drama. However, I was somehow pleasantly surprised I got a regular "down-to-Earth" one (pun intended).
    You can either like or totally dislike Spacey. I usually dislike him. A lot! However, this movie makes it somehow impossible to dislike the actor (or his character). It`s all about one guy`s life - real or not.
    The video transfer is good. There are no compression signs to be seen and the transfer is clean of any defects.
    The DD 5.1 soundtrack is good. The surrounds are used occasionally, but not overwhelmingly.
    The menus are animated with sound.
    The extras include 2 commentaries, 8 deleted scenes (including an alternate ending, which isn`t that different from the original one), a behind the scenes featurette, a storyboard and a picture gallery.
    Bottom line - a nice movie with some fine acting and a decent disc to match.
    posted by Zvi Josef on 25/9/2004 00:27