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    Unique ID Code: 0000065928
    Added by: DVD Reviewer
    Added on: 22/10/2004 15:58
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    K19: The Widowmaker (US)

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    Fate has found its hero
    Certificate: PG-13
    Running Time: 138 mins
    Retail Price: $19.99
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    Synopsis:
    Harrison Ford and Liam Neeson star in a thrilling action-drama inspired by the true story of a Soviet submarine crew trying to save its vessel from a nuclear meltdown -- and avert global war.

    Special Features:
    Audio commentary by director Kathryn Bigelow and cinematographer Jeff Cronenweth
    3 featurettes
    `Making Of` featurette
    Theatrical trailer

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English

    Directed By:
    Kathryn Bigelow

    Written By:

    Starring:
    Peter Stebbings
    Liam Neeson
    Sam Spruell
    Harrison Ford
    Christopher Kyle

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    8 / 10
    This movie got pretty awful press when it was released a couple of years ago.
    After watching it for the very first time I can honestly say that most of the bad press was not justified. At all!
    OK, so we`re used to see Americans and Germans in submarines, and not Russians, but hey, as a movie - this one sure delivers.
    The movie tells the semi-true story of the men of the K-19, a Soviet sub, which got into some deep $hit (pun intended) back in the early 60`s.
    Harrison Ford gives a striking performance in a very unique role for him.
    The video transfer is very good. There are no compression signs nor scratches and the transfer`s color palette helps create the claustrophobic atmosphere in the sub.
    The DD 5.1 soundtrack is very good. Naturally, the surrounds are used throughout the movie and add a lot to the already claustrophobic atmosphere.
    The menus are nicely animated with sound.
    The extras include a commentary by the director and cinematographer and apx. 40 minutes of behind the scenes with emphasis on the special effects and the make up procedure.
    Bottom line - a good submarine thriller with some fine acting and a more-than-decent disc to match.
    posted by Zvi Josef on 25/10/2004 02:21