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    Unique ID Code: 0000065126
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    Added on: 3/10/2004 13:58
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    Gothika (US)

    7 / 10
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    Because someone is dead doesn`t mean they`re gone
    Certificate: 12
    Running Time: 98 mins
    Retail Price: $19.96
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    In Gothika, a criminal psychologist (Halle Berry) awakens to find herself a patient in her own institution with no memory of the murder she`s apparently committed. As she struggles to reclaim her sanity, she finds herself the pawn of a vengeful spirit.

    Special Features:
    Commentary by Director Mathieu Kassovitz
    Limp Bizkit "Behind Blue Eyes" Music Video
    Theatrical Trailer

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English
    Dolby Digital 5.1 French

    Subtitle Tracks:

    Directed By:
    Mathieu Kassovitz

    Written By:

    Penélope Cruz
    Bernard Hill
    John Carroll Lynch
    Charles Dutton
    Robert Downey Jr.
    Halle Berry

    Your Opinions and Comments

    7 / 10
    A supernatural thriller about a woman (no-tits-for-you-this-time Berry) loosing her freedom, and perhaps her mind as well.
    While not really a horror, the movie includes several horror elements, but manages to remain coherent most of the time.
    The video transfer is very good. There are no compression signs and the picture looks crystal clear. The de-saturated colors help create the gloomy atmosphere of the psych ward.
    The DD 5.1 soundtrack is very good. The surrounds are used occasionally and create a nice enveloping sound.
    The menus are animated with sound.
    The extras include a commentary by the director and the director of photography, and also a Limp Bizkit music video.
    Bottom line - an interesting movie with a nice script and some decent acting. Too bad the disc isn`t that rich of extras.
    posted by Zvi Josef on 7/10/2004 01:37