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    Unique ID Code: 0000059944
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    Added on: 2/5/2004 16:47
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    Master And Commander: The Far Side Of The World (UK)

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    A swashbuckling adventure set aboard the high seas
    Certificate: 12
    Running Time: 139 mins
    Retail Price: £15.99
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    In Peter Weir`s Master And Commander, Russell Crowe stars as Captain "Lucky" Jack Aubrey, renowned as a fighting captain in the British Navy. After a French ship almost sinks them in a battle, the ship`s surgeon and Aubrey`s closest friend Stephen Maturin (Paul Bettany) cautions him about letting revenge cloud his judgement. With the HMS Surprise badly damaged and much of his crew injured, Aubrey is torn between duty and friendship as he pursues a high-stakes chase across two oceans to intercept and capture his foe, refusing to accept defeat at the hands of the French at any cost.

    Special Features:
    Audio commentary from director Peter Weir

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English
    DTS 5.1 English

    Subtitle Tracks:
    CC: English

    Directed By:
    Peter Weir

    Written By:

    Chris Larkin
    Edward Woodall
    Paul Bettany
    Russell Crowe

    Casting By:
    Fiona Weir
    Mary Selway

    Soundtrack By:
    Richard Tognetti
    Christopher Gordon
    Iva Davies

    Director of Photography:
    Russell Boyd

    Lee Smith

    Costume Designer:
    Kacy Treadway
    Wendy Stites

    Production Designer:
    William Sandell

    Peter Weir
    Duncan Henderson
    Meyer Gottlieb
    Samuel Goldwyn Jr.
    Todd Arnow

    Executive Producer:
    Alan B. Curtiss

    Twentieth Century Fox

    Your Opinions and Comments

    8 / 10
    A great adventure movie with some mind blowing scenes.
    Life on a ship had never been portrayed better and even Crowe gives a decent performance.
    The video transfer is very good. There are no compression signs at all and the colors are beautifully saturated.
    Quite a few shots just ooze style and simply look great.
    The DTS and DD 5.1 soundtracks are both excellent. The surrounds are used quite violently and help emphasize just how loud life on a ship can be.
    The menus are animated with sound.
    The disc offers no extras at all.
    Bottom line - a great movie with superb audio and nice story. Too bad the disc is so bare. Go for the 2-disc version.
    posted by Zvi Josef on 8/5/2004 22:53