Paradise Road

Paradise Road

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Director: Bruce Beresford

Cast: Bruce Beresford, Glenn Close, Pauline Collins, Cate Blanchett

     
 

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Bruce Beresford's tale of women prisoners of war during WWII, Paradise Road, comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 2.35:1. Closed-captioned English soundtracks are rendered in both Dolby Digital 5.1 and Dolby Digital Surround, while a French soundtrack has also been recorded in Dolby Digital

Overview

Bruce Beresford's tale of women prisoners of war during WWII, Paradise Road, comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 2.35:1. Closed-captioned English soundtracks are rendered in both Dolby Digital 5.1 and Dolby Digital Surround, while a French soundtrack has also been recorded in Dolby Digital Surround. English and Spanish subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include a theatrical trailer. This 20th Century Fox release looks and sounds excellent.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/13/2001
UPC:
0024543012184
Original Release:
1997
Rating:
R
Source:
20th Century Fox
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Surround, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
1:55:00

Special Features

Anamorphic widescreen [aspect ratio 2.35:1]; Audio: English 5.1 Surround, English Dolby Surround, French Dolby Surround; Subtitles: English, Spanish; Theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Glenn Close Adrienne Pargiter
Pauline Collins Margaret Drummond
Cate Blanchett Susan McCarthy
Frances McDormand Dr. Verstak
Julianna Margulies Topsy Merritt
Jennifer Ehle Rosemary Leighton-Jones
Elizabeth Spriggs Mrs. Roberts
Tessa Humphries Celia Roberts
Susie Porter Oggi
Sab Shimono Colonel Hiroyo
Wendy Hughes Mrs. Dickson
James Donadio Actor

Technical Credits
Bruce Beresford Director,Screenwriter
Alison Barrett Casting
Graham Burke Executive Producer
Gregory Coote Producer
Brian Cox Special Effects
Brian Edmonds Set Decoration/Design
Ross Edwards Score Composer
Colin Fletcher Asst. Director
David Giles Original Story
Ian Gracie Art Director
Martin Meader Original Story
Joseph Middleton Casting
Sue Milliken Producer
Peter James Cinematographer
Herbert Pinter Production Designer
Patsy Pollock Casting
Terry Ryan Costumes/Costume Designer
Tim Wellburn Editor
Gary Wilkins Sound/Sound Designer
Andrew Yap Executive Producer

Scene Index

Scene Selections
0. Scene Selections
0. Menu Group #1 with 20 chapter(s) covering 01:53:57
1. Singapore, 1942 [5:56]
2. Main Titles. [3:03]
3. Escape from Singapore. [2:07]
4. Sumatra. [3:53]
5. Prisoners. [4:44]
6. Hard Labor. [1:16]
7. The Sick. [7:53]
8. Death Penalty. [2:43]
9. Music Lovers. [1:36]
10. The Younger Girls. [4:19]
11. A Punishment. [3:48]
12. A Celebration. [1:54]
13. A Music Lesson. [3:03]
14. Disrespect. [7:54]
15. A Concert. [1:40]
16. Moving Camp. [:14]
17. Snakes and Grasshoppers. [6:39]
18. Starvation. [5:35]
19. The War is Over. [:48]
20. End Credits. [5:52]

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Paradise Road 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
inkspired More than 1 year ago
I found this movie to be much more than I had expected. Based on a true story - really! Mostly high society women are captured by the Japanese, after their ship sailing them to freedom is torpedoed by the Japanese. This movie is a testament to the human spirit. They all have different ways of keeping their dignity alive in horrible circumstances. As always, Glenn Close delivers a superb performance. However, the other actors in this move are equally excellent, all supporting each other. There is a wonderful scene where one of the guards lets his "guard" down and we see his genuine human-ness. Memorable.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago