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    Unique ID Code: 0000064065
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    Added on: 4/9/2004 14:04
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    25th Hour (UK)

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    Can you change your whole life in a day?
    Certificate: 15
    Running Time: 129 mins
    Retail Price: £15.99
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    Spike Lee`s The 25th Hour tells the story of Monty Brogan`s (Edward Norton) last twenty-four hours, spent with his two best friends, Frank (Barry Pepper) and Jacob (Philip Seymour Hoffman) and girlfriend (Rosario Dawson) before going to serve a seven-year prison sentence for pushing heroin. Prowling through the city until dawn with his closest friends, he is forced to re-examine his life. Monty does not know how he has got himself into this predicament but realises that in accepting easy money and perks, he has lost his dream and values. Tensions build, old resentments resurface and friendships are tested. But will Monty be brave enough to accept his punishment...

    Special Features:
    Commentary by Spike Lee. Commentary by writer/author David Benioff. Deleted scenes. `The Evolution of an American Filmmaker` featurette. Ground Zero: A Tribute.

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1

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

    Subtitle Tracks:
    CC: English

    Directed By:
    Spike Lee

    Written By:

    Anna Paquin
    Rosario Dawson
    Barry Pepper
    Philip Seymour Hoffman
    Edward Norton

    Casting By:
    Aisha Coley

    Soundtrack By:
    Bruce Springsteen
    Terence Blanchard

    Director of Photography:
    Rodrigo Prieto

    Barry Alexander Brown

    Costume Designer:
    Sandra Hernandez

    Production Designer:
    James Chinlund

    Jeff Sommerville
    Edward Norton
    Tobey Maguire
    Spike Lee
    Jon Kilik
    Julia Chasman

    Executive Producer:
    Nick Wechsler

    Touchstone Pictures

    Your Opinions and Comments

    7 / 10
    I`m not a big fan of Spike Lee, to put it mildly. However, I had great a lot of expectations from this movie, mostly due to Edward Norton, who`s a great actor.
    The movie tells (or rather tries to tell) the story of the last 24 hours in the pre-prison life of Monty Brogan. It revolves around Monty`s relationships with his lover, friends and family. Despite the somehow slow story-line, Norton does not disappoint, nor does Philip Seymour Hoffman.
    The video transfer is good. There are no apparent compression signs and the picture is framed accurately.
    The DD 5.1 soundtrack is good as well. While the surrounds aren`t that active during most of the movie, they kick in in several (club) scenes, as they should do.
    The menus are animated with sound.
    The extras include 2 commentaries, a megalomaniac featurette about the director, 6 deleted scenes and a short documentary about "ground zero".
    Bottom line - an ok movie, over 2 hours long. Don`t mind the predictable script. Give Norton a try.
    posted by Zvi Josef on 7/9/2004 14:11
    7 / 10
    A Compelling in it`s own way Spike Lee film, with some disturbing Racial Undertones that underpin the leads relationships
    posted by Richard73 on 25/3/2005 09:56