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    Unique ID Code: 0000056156
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    Added on: 19/1/2004 18:58
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    Possession (UK)

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    The past will connect them. The passion will possess them
    Certificate: 12
    Running Time: 98 mins
    Retail Price: £15.99
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    When laid back American scholar Roland Michell (Aaron Eckhart) discovers a collection of love letters between two prominent Victorian poets, he recognises that he`s on to a big literary find. Enlisting the help of sceptical British academic Maud Bailey (Gwyneth Paltrow), the two embark on a journey to unravel the truth surrounding the poets` forbidden love.

    But as Roland and Maud track the elusive romance across the British countryside and the continent, the two scholars soon find themselves tangled in a love affair of their own. Director Neil LaBute moves seamlessly from past to present to portray parallel love stories, in this beautiful and passionate adaptation of A S Byatt`s Booker Prize winning novel Possession, which also stars Jeremy Northam and Jennifer Ehle.

    Special Features:
    Audio commentary from director Neil LaBute. Trailer.

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English

    Subtitle Tracks:
    CC: Italian
    CC: English

    Directed By:
    Neil LaBute

    Written By:

    Lena Headey
    Jennifer Ehle
    Jeremy Northam
    Aaron Eckhart
    Gwyneth Paltrow

    Casting By:
    Mary Selway

    Soundtrack By:
    Gabriel Yared

    Director of Photography:
    Jean-Yves Escoffier

    Claire Simpson

    Costume Designer:
    Kay Georgiou

    Production Designer:
    Luciana Arrighi

    Paula Weinstein
    Guy Tannahill
    Stephen Pevner
    Barry Levinson

    Executive Producer:
    David Barron
    Len Amato

    Your Opinions and Comments

    7 / 10
    A nice romantic drama about two scholars finding the truth about the relationship between two Victorian poets.
    The video transfer is good. There are no compression signs and the picture is clear of defects.
    The DD 5.1 soundtrack is rather flat. The surrounds are hardly used, but who cares - it`s a drama, not an action-packed movie.
    The menus are still and silent.
    The extras include a commentary by the director. That`s it.
    Bottom line - a harmless little movie, which, alas, comes on a rather bare disc.
    posted by Zvi Josef on 19/1/2004 19:13