The English Patient region 2 DVD


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The English Patient was this afternoon viewing of this brilliant stunning transfer to region 2 in everyway. In later many years it may be regarded as a classic along with Casablanca and Doctor Zhivago. A patient turns up badly burnt at Italy Played Ralph Finnes and Hana a nurse played by Juliette Binoche who decides to take care of the unnamed English patient at abounded monastery.

David Caravaggio aka (Moose) played by Willem Defoe later turns up to help Hana along with Kip is a bomb disposal expect played by (Naveen Andrews) along with his collages.

Katharine Clifton played by (Kristin Scott Thomas) falls in love with Laszlo where it will ventrally destroy both of them a love after her husband Geoffrey Clifton played by (Colin Firth) sniffs that's something out of place between the two of them.

Anyway don't want to spoil a middle or good ending to the film its very charmingly and moving.

Picture farmed at 1.85: W/S is filled with lush warm colours lighting is clear in the dark shadowing as it is clear in the daylight scenes clear.

Sound is warm as the textures of colours of desert sands dialogue has neutral sound and some clear sound effects that come over with surprising impact when called for like with the Clifton nosing biplane down towards Laszlo hits with impact as debris break apart and spread at in all directions. (Gabriel Yared) score washes over the room with delicate strings and vocal sounds.

Surrounds whip around with desert storm while LFE.1 adds some enchantment without drowning out the rest of low end on the soundtrack.

"Come and visit us in Dorset when all this nonsense is'll never come to Dorset."

Picture 10/10
Sound 10/10
Overall 10/10

DVD special features
Disc 1: Feature Commentary with Anthony Minghella.
2nd Feature Commentary with Anthony and others.
Disc 2: Master Class with Anthony Minghella - Deleted Scenes.
CBC Documentary - The Making of the "English Patient".
About Michael Ondaatje.
From Novel To Screenplay - Interviews with Cast and Crew.
The Formidable Saul Zaentz.
A Historical Look At The Real Count Almasy.
Filmmaker Conversations.
The Work Of Stuart Craig - Production Designer.
The Eyes Of Phil Bray - Still Photographer.

My thoughts of first seeing The English Patient 1996 at UCI in one of large screens, screen #5 in Dolby SR was gentle mood setting, while the cinema at the time only had the Dolby CP-65 installed it wasn't possible at the time to play the film in digital, but SR was the next best thing over Dolby A type.

Oscar winning Director (Anthony Minghella) epic scored 9 awards including Best Picture (Saul Zaentz) Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Juliette Binoche) Best Art Direction-Set Decoration (Stuart Craig) (Stephanie McMillan) Best Cinematography (John Seale) Best Film Editing (Walter Murch) Best Music, Original Dramatic Score (Gabriel Yared) Best Sound (Walter Murch) (Mark Berger) (David Parker) (Christopher Newman)

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Anthony Minghella passed away a few weeks ago that is sad. R.I.P.

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Hey Ash...How are you, mate?

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Oh not too bad maybe a few pounds heavier. How are you?

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A pic is worth 1000 posts!!

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Wasuuup dude?

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