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    Unique ID Code: 0000044974
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    Added on: 12/2/2003 14:13
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    Signs (UK)

    7 / 10
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    The first sign you can`t explain. The second sign you can`t ignore. The third sign you won`t believe
    Certificate: 12
    Running Time: 102 mins
    Retail Price: £19.99
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    From M. Night Shyamalan, the gifted writer/director of The Sixth Sense and Unbreakable comes the story of the Hess family in Bucks County, Pennsylvania who wake up one morning to find a 500 foot crop circle in their backyard. Graham Hess (Mel Gibson) and his family are told extra-terrestrials are responsible for the sign in their field. They watch, with growing dread, at the news of crop circles being found all over the world. Signs is the emotional story of one family on one farm as they encounter the terrifying last moments of life as the world is being invaded. Get ready for a close encounter of the scared kind...

    Special Features:
    `Looking For Signs` DVD screenwriting diary (6 mins)
    `Building Signs` storyboard featurette (8 mins)
    `Making Signs` audio commentary from director and crew (22 mins)
    `The Effects of Signs` (8 mins)
    `Signs: The Music` featurette on composer James Newton Howard (8 mins)
    `Full Circle` finishing the film featurette (4 mins)
    Deleted scenes
    Storyboards. M. Night Shyamalan`s first alien movie

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English
    DTS 5.1 English
    Dolby Digital 5.1 Russian

    Subtitle Tracks:
    CC: English

    Directed By:
    M. Night Shyamalan

    Written By:

    M. Night Shyamalan
    Cherry Jones
    Abigail Breslin
    Rory Culkin
    Joaquin Phoenix
    Mel Gibson

    Casting By:
    Douglas Aibel

    Soundtrack By:
    James Newton Howard

    Director of Photography:
    Tak Fujimoto

    Barbara Tulliver

    Production Designer:
    Larry Fulton

    M. Night Shyamalan
    Sam Mercer
    Frank Marshall

    Executive Producer:
    Jose L. Rodriguez
    Kathleen Kennedy

    Buena Vista

    Your Opinions and Comments

    7 / 10
    I read a lot of bad press about this movie, and sort of got it on a bit of a whim (It was this or Road to Perdition) It starts, and it`s a bit Hitchcock isn`t it, with those titles. And it continues in this sort of vein, albeit with some CGI. I felt it was actually one of the scarier films I have seen in my life. There`s no gore, no real violence, but it is incredibly tense. The jumpiest part was the bit with the home video footage. Jumped out of my seat there. It is also the directors funniest film, with the bit in the town quite humorous. the acting is good, apart from the directors cameo, but gibson and phoenix are great even if the acting technique of the lead in shyamalans movies are all similar. Maybe we should break with the kids thing next time, and I do hate to see the old Hollywood cliche of the single father family, but this one worked.

    A modern movie, so good, clean print, nothing wrong at all

    A nice DTS track for the UK, and the sound is nice and booming, although those start credits were a bit too loud. Good, and scary

    A good selection, and on one disc this time. Still no commentary, but a good making of one very good deleted scene amongst some average others, and a childhood movie again.

    A nice take on the alien invason genre, and deserving of it`s gross it took. Maybe won`t stand up to repeat viewings, but a good one to rent or borrow off someone.
    posted by cartoonjonah on 4/6/2003 20:35
    6 / 10
    An interesting film, though somehow I found it unconvincing. It has many interesting concepts, the most evident is the importance of faith....

    Not much wrong with presentation here though...
    posted by Richard73 on 1/12/2003 19:31