25th Hour

25th Hour

DVD (Wide Screen / Thx)

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The DVD for Spike Lee's poignant, subdued 25th Hour is as good as the movie itself. The 2.35:1 anamorphic image is excellent all-around. Grainy here, vividly clear there, it's a faithful representation of the theatrical print. Detail is very strong, and the color scheme envisioned by Lee and director of photography Rodrigo Prieto is a real strong point. Reds and blues, in particular, stand out vibrantly. The 5.1 Dolby Digital soundtrack is equally good. While the dialogue is centered up front, the surrounds are very aggressive at the right time, creatively enveloping the viewer, especially during a club scene late in the film. At times it's actually a bit startling, but thoroughly effective. A number of worthwhile supplements have been included. Most important are two commentaries, one from the director and the other from the author/screenwriter David Benioff. Both offer, from their own perspective, a wealth of information about making the film and the challenges involved. Equally important, though maybe showing a little conceit, is a 20-minute featurette on the career of Lee. He's praised by all, including Halle Berry and Martin Scorsese, as one of the finest filmmakers of our time. Finally, along with a montage of Ground Zero shots edited together, are a handful of deleted scenes, most of which wouldn't have added anything to the film.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/20/2003
UPC: 0786936218497
Original Release: 2002
Rating: R
Source: Walt Disney Video
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [THX-Supervised Mastering, Dolby Digital Surround, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 2:15:00
Sales rank: 20,239

Special Features

Closed Caption; Deleted scenes; Audio commentary with director Spike Lee; Audio commentary with writer David Benioff; "The Evolution of an American Filmmaker" featurette; "Ground Zero" - A tribute; Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound; THX-certified; Widescreen (2.35:1) -- enhanced for 16 x 9 televisions; French-language track

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Edward Norton Montgomery "Monty" Brogan
Philip Seymour Hoffman Jakob Elinsky
Barry Pepper Francis Xavier Slaughtery
Rosario Dawson Naturelle Riviera
Anna Paquin Mary D'Annunzio
Brian Cox James Brogan
Tony Siragusa Kostya Novotny
Michael Levanios Uncle Nikolai
Misha Kuznetsov Senka Valghobek
Isiah Whitlock Agent Flood
Michael Genet Agent Cunningham
Patrice O'Neal Actor

Technical Credits
Spike Lee Director,Producer
David Benioff Screenwriter
Terence Blanchard Score Composer
Barry Alexander Brown Editor
Julia Chasman Producer
James Chinlund Production Designer
Aisha Coley Casting
Mike Ellis Asst. Director
Sandra Hernandez Costumes/Costume Designer
Ondine Karady Set Decoration/Design
Jon Kilik Producer
Nicholas Lundy Art Director
Tobey Maguire Producer
Edward Norton Producer
Rolf Pardula Sound/Sound Designer
Rodrigo Prieto Cinematographer
Jeff Sommerville Associate Producer
Nick Wechsler Executive Producer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. A Good Dog
2. Touched
3. English Class
4. Frank
5. Uncomfortable Sofa
6. Reflection
7. Three Choices
8. Interrogation
9. 62nd Percentile
10. Naturelle
11. Last Night Out
12. Greed and Regret
13. Jake the Snake
14. "Paid in Full"
15. Nikolai's Advice
16. "One Last Thing"
17. Time to Go
18. "Left Turn to Where?"
19. Don't Look Back
20. End Credits

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