Code 46 (2003) – DVD Review

Code 46 DVD cover art

Film:
DVD:

Written by Frank Cotrell Boyce
Directed by Michael Winterbottom
Starring Tim Robbins, Samantha Morton, Togo Igawa, Nabil Elouhabi, and Sarah Blackhouse

Features:

  • Deleted scenes
  • “Obtaining Cover: Inside Code 46” featurette

Released by: MGM Home Entertainment
Rating: R
Region: 1
Anamorphic: Yes.

My Advice: Rent it first.

Code 46 stipulates that if two people share even 25% of the same genetic code, they are forbidden to have sex. And, if they have sex armed with the knowledge of the Code 46 violation, it is a crime. So, when William Geld (Robbins) crosses paths with Maria Gonzales (Morton) on an investigation of a fraud, he had no idea what would happen to him. The first time they have sex, it is innocent. However, after he discovers that they share the same genetic code, he becomes infatuated with her and hunts her down again.

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Jane Eyre (1997) – DVD Review

Jane Eyre (1997) DVD cover art

Film:
DVD:

Written by: Richard Hawley, Kay Mellor & Peter Wright, based on the novel by Charlotte Bronte
Directed by: Robert Young
Starring: Samantha Morton, Ciarán Hinds, Gemma Jones, Richard Hawley, Abigail Cruttenden

Features:

  • “About Charlotte Bronte”

Released by: A&E
Region: 1
Rating: NR
Anamorphic: N/A; appears in its original 1.33:1 format.

My Advice: Avoid it.

The titular character (Morton) has had a bit of a hard life. She was an orphan, she was picked on by the people in charge of her, and she had only one friend–who of course perished. She finally survives her childhood and seeks employment as a governess. She finds a position at Thornfield Hall, where she is to tutor the energetic little French girl Adele (Timia Berthomé). But there’s something mysterious afoot–it begins with Mr. Rochester (Hinds), the owner of the estate. And it continues with the strange laughing creature who prowls the halls of Thornfield at night.

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By | 2011-07-14T19:45:34+00:00 July 20th, 2002|Reviews|0 Comments

Emma (1997) – DVD Review

Emma (1997) DVD cover art

Film:
DVD:

Written by: Andrew Davies, based on the novel by Jane Austen
Directed by: Diarmuid Lawrence
Starring: Kate Beckinsale, Mark Strong, Samantha Morton, Raymond Coulthard, Olivia Williams

Features:

  • “About Jane Austen”

Released by: A&E
Region: 1
Rating: NR
Anamorphic: N/A; appears in its original 1.33:1 format.

My Advice: Rent it.

Emma (Beckinsale) fancies herself a matchmaker. She gets an idea into her head as to who should be hooked up with whom and she just pushes things in that direction. So far, she’s been doing all right, but her luck is about to change. She sets her sights on Harriet (Morton) and the local religious head burrito Mr. Elton (Dominic Rowan) much to the dismay of her lifelong friend and verbal sparring partner, Mr. Knightley (Strong). Then there’s the matter of Frank Churchill (Coulthard), who she’s been wanting to meet for some time and has now shown up. Will Mr. Churchill be the one to finally win Emma’s heart? Or will the almost disgustingly perfect Jane Fairfax (Williams) beat her out for Mr. Churchill? Or Mr. Knightley? Or…I don’t know, somebody.

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By | 2011-08-05T06:15:04+00:00 July 5th, 2002|Reviews|0 Comments

Minority Report (2002) – Movie Review

Minority Report movie poster

Written by: Jon Cohen & Scott Frank, based on the short story by Philip K. Dick
Directed by: Steven Spielberg
Starring: Tom Cruise, Colin Farrell, Max Von Sydow, Kathryn Morris, Samantha Morton

My Advice: Don’t Miss It.

Welcome to the middle of the 21st Century. Washington D.C. apparently was overrun by homicide a few years back, so they’ve established something called Precrime. Thanks to some precogs they keep locked up in the basement, the cops are able to bust you for murder…before you even commit the deed. It’s so effective, they haven’t had a single homicide in three years and the program’s about to go nationwide. John Anderton (Cruise) is the head burrito of Precrime in the field, and he’s damn good at what he does. However, when the precogs suddenly show him to be the next perp to be taken down, Anderton knows something has gone horribly wrong. But can he stay away from his old buddies long enough to figure out what the hell’s going on?

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By | 2011-07-14T20:03:13+00:00 June 19th, 2002|Reviews|0 Comments