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    Unique ID Code: 0000007539
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    Added on: 30/7/2000 02:35
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    Henry V (US)

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    An all star cast in the Shakespeare classic
    Certificate: PG-13
    Running Time: 138 mins
    Retail Price: $19.98
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    He ruled a massive empire... and fought a mighty war! Kenneth Branagh, Paul Scofield, Derek Jacobi, Ian Holm, Emma Thompson and Judi Dench star in this heroic, action-packed epic based on the timeless play by William Shakespeare. "Magnificent, passionate and steeped in powerful emotion" (The Washington Post), Henry V is a "stunning" (Leonard Maltin) Oscar-nominated adventure that takes its place amongst the greatest war films of all time.

    Having recently been crowned King of England, Henry (Branagh) commands a massive invasion to assert what he believes is his legal right to the throne of France. But a mighty army stands in his way... and the young monarch must rely on untested reserves of courage and cunning as he personally leads his outnumbered forces into a desperate battle for the honor and glory of the British Empire.

    Special Features:
    Interactive Menus
    Scene Access
    Original Theatrical Trailer
    Collectible Booklet

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital Surround 2.0 English

    Subtitle Tracks:

    Directed By:
    Kenneth Branagh

    Written By:

    Brian Blessed
    James Larkin
    Simon Shepherd
    Kenneth Branagh
    Derek Jacobi

    Casting By:
    Debbie McWilliams

    Soundtrack By:
    Patrick Doyle

    Director of Photography:
    Kenneth MacMillan

    Michael Bradsell

    Costume Designer:
    Phyllis Dalton

    Production Designer:
    Tim Harvey

    Bruce Sharman
    David Parfitt

    Executive Producer:
    Stephen Evans

    United Artists
    Metro Goldwyn Mayer

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    8 / 10
    One of my favourite "Knight battle" movies called as William Shakespeare`s Henry V has now got it`s place in my dvd collection.It`s been almost 10 years from the last time when I saw this great film and I was thrilled to see from the dvd disc.
    The video transfer is quite good, because even this is a "dark movie" the quality of the picture holds sharp from the beginning to the end.Some indoor scenes weren`t as good as many outdoor scenes, but overall the video is pretty nice.The audio transfer ain`t as good as the video transfer, because it`s a Dolby Digital Surround 2.0 and even there`s a great score by Patrick Doyle it doesn`t sound so superb.Many speaking sequences were pretty good, specially when Kenneth Branagh started to talk.Why o why didn`t they do some DTS for this disc.The movie is great in it`s uniq way, but just too short even it runs about 138 minutes, but still something was missing, maybe I was too hungry.The hardest part for me was to understand the "Shakespeare" without the subtitles and it took some time to understand whatta hell were they saying.
    In the end i learned more`n more, but then it was already in the end, damn. The menus are pretty ok, with some overpounding Doyle`s score on the backround + old weak trailer. If you`re a fan of Branagh as I am then get this disc. If you don`t understand English then don`t get this disc. If you want to get a great movie into your collection, then get this as fast as you can!

    28llimaH[at]moc.liamtoh -write if you dare
    posted by Hamill82 on 12/2/2001 10:27