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    Unique ID Code: 0000007225
    Added by: DVD Reviewer
    Added on: 26/7/2000 21:36
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    For 20 years Carlos The Jackal had led a brutal reign of terror. Now one soldier must become him...
    Certificate: 18
    Running Time: 114 mins
    Retail Price: £19.99
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    He`s the world`s most wanted terrorist. A hit man without a conscience. A mercenary without a country. His skills are legendary. His exploits infamous. His name is Carlos The Jackal... and now the C.I.A. has a plan to capture him.

    Carlos "The Jackal" is the most heinous terrorist the world has ever known. He has been sought by the governments of the United States and Israel for two decades, escaping each time they come close to capturing him.

    When CIA master spy Jack Shaw (Donald Sutherland) and his Israeli counterpart, Amos (Ben Kingsley), discover that American naval officer Annibal Ramirez (Aiden Quinn) is a dead ringer for the terrorist, they devise a chilling plan to draw Carlos out of hiding, and into an elaborate trap.

    But first, Annibal must `become` Carlos by ridding himself of love for humankind and learn to murder without hesitation.

    In the ultimate call-to-arms for his country, he must become the perfect killing machine to put an end to the ruthless reign of "The Jackal"... but will his soul be the price?

    Special Features:
    Interactive Menus
    Scene Access

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English
    Dolby Digital Surround 2.0 English
    Dolby Digital 5.1 German

    Subtitle Tracks:

    Directed By:
    Christian Duguay

    Written By:

    Céline Bonnier
    Claudia Ferri
    Ben Kingsley
    Donald Sutherland
    Aidan Quinn

    Casting By:
    Lucie Robitaille
    Mary Margiotta
    Karen Margiotta

    Soundtrack By:
    Normand Corbeil

    Director of Photography:
    David Franco
    Christian Duguay

    Yves Langlois

    Production Designer:
    Michael Joy

    Stefan Wodoslawsky
    Tom Berry
    Franco Battista

    Executive Producer:
    David Saunders
    Joseph Newton Cohen
    Josée Bernard

    Triumph Films

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    8 / 10
    A very well directed and well acted thriller.
    Sutherland, Quinn and Kingsley portray 3 guys who are after Carlos (super-nasty terrorist) for different (yet similar) reasons. The plot is really intriguing and very much believable.
    The visuals of this movie are very nice. The special effects are very adequate - not too "bombastic" yet very real.
    The video transfer is very good. There are no signs of compressions and the visuals are rendered very well. Pay special attention to the scene in the snow-filled graveyard. The amount of visual details there is amazing.
    The DD 5.1 soundtrack is ok. The surrounds get only a little bit of action, but the few times they are active, they are used wisely.
    Unfortunately, other than an ordinary filmographies section, the disk contains no extras.
    Bottom line - a very good movie which will leave you wondering. Here`s a free tip - watch the last scene at least twice and think about it.
    posted by Zvi Josef on 27/7/2000 22:27