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    Unique ID Code: 0000053570
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    Added on: 21/9/2003 19:20
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    Phone Booth (UK)

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    Your life is on the line!
    Certificate: 15
    Running Time: 78 mins
    Retail Price: £19.99
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    What do you do when you hear a ringing public phone? You know it`s a wrong number, but instinct forces you to pick it up. Set entirely within and around the confines of a New York City phone booth, Joel Schumacher`s Phone Booth follows a slick media consultant (Farrell) who is trapped after being told by a caller - a serial killer with a sniper rifle - that he`ll be shot dead if he hangs up.

    Special Features:
    Making of
    Audio commentary by Joel Schumacher
    Theatrical trailer

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English

    Subtitle Tracks:
    CC: English

    Directed By:
    Joel Schumacher

    Written By:

    Katie Holmes
    Radha Mitchell
    Forest Whitaker
    Kiefer Sutherland
    Colin Farrell

    Casting By:
    Mali Finn

    Soundtrack By:
    DJ Shadow
    Nathan Larson
    Harry Gregson-Williams
    Mos Def

    Director of Photography:
    Matthew Libatique

    Mark Stevens

    Costume Designer:
    Daniel Orlandi

    Production Designer:
    Andrew Laws

    David Zucker
    Eli Richbourg
    Gil Netter

    Executive Producer:
    Ted Kurdyla

    Twentieth Century Fox

    Your Opinions and Comments

    7 / 10
    This is a great movie. The DVD is good but only has a few extras. 7/10.
    posted by LFC_Lad on 9/3/2004 16:51
    7 / 10
    A decent (yet short) thriller about a public phone, a successful media consultant and a psycho killer.
    In this unusual movie, which Schumacher managed to shoot in 10-12 days, most of the action is confined to one location - the phone booth. Somehow, that does not make the movie boring. The only problem is that there`s only so much you can do in one location, and the movie is over in less than 75 minutes.
    The video transfer is ok. While there are no compression signs at all, the picture is not clear of grain (which might be intentional).
    The DD 5.1 soundtrack is good. The surrounds are nicely used throughout the movie, but most of the movie revolves around dialog. Lots of it.
    The menus are still and silent.
    The extras include a commentary by the director and a behind the scenes look.
    Bottom line - an ok thriller, which one cannot really dislike, mostly due to the fact that it is over before you manage to say "Jack Robinson". Rent it.
    posted by Zvi Josef on 18/8/2004 14:42