Green Mile

Green Mile

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Director: Frank Darabont

Cast: Frank Darabont, Tom Hanks, David Morse, Bonnie Hunt

     
 

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The DVD of The Green Mile -- Frank Darabont's second film adaptation of a Stephen King novel about hope and redemption in prison -- gives the three-hour epic a rather sparse presentation: along with a widescreen, anamorphic transfer and Dolby Digital 5.1 Audio, the disc also includes "Walking the Mile," a ten-minute "making of" featurette, as well as productionSee more details below

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The DVD of The Green Mile -- Frank Darabont's second film adaptation of a Stephen King novel about hope and redemption in prison -- gives the three-hour epic a rather sparse presentation: along with a widescreen, anamorphic transfer and Dolby Digital 5.1 Audio, the disc also includes "Walking the Mile," a ten-minute "making of" featurette, as well as production notes and the theatrical trailer. Considering the film's commercial and critical success (it received six Academy award nominations, including nods for Best Picture and Best Supporting Actor for Michael Clarke Duncan), it's surprising and somewhat disappointing that the disc neglects to include commentary from or interviews with Darabont, Tom Hanks, Duncan, or any of the cast and crew. However, Darabont's just-this-side-of sentimental direction and strong performances from Hanks, Duncan, and Michael Jeter hold up just as well on video as they did on the big screen, making The Green Mile a worthwhile disc despite its lack of extra features.

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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
Most of this adaptation of Stephen King's bestselling novel unfolds in the death house of a Southern prison -- an unlikely setting for a story that's not only uplifting but, at times, positively ethereal. Tom Hanks, Hollywood's favorite Everyman, is ideally cast as Paul Edgecomb, the death row guard who discovers that condemned murderer John Coffey (massive Michael Clarke Duncan) can heal the sick with a simple laying on of his huge hands. Justifiably skeptical of Edgecomb's claims, his fellow guards eventually become convinced that the gentle, wrongly convicted Coffey is blessed with divine power. Writer-director Frank Darabont, who also directed the film version of King's other prison story, The Shawshank Redemption, takes ample time to flesh out his characters and build sympathy for the doomed prisoner whose menacing appearance masks an almost childlike innocence. As captivating as it is long, the Academy Award-nominated Green Mile takes viewers on an emotional journey that they won't soon forget.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/13/2000
UPC:
0053939257922
Original Release:
1999
Rating:
R
Source:
Warner Home Video
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
3:08:00

Special Features

Behind-the-scenes documentary "Walking the Mile"; Interactive menus; Production notes; Theatrical trailer; Scene access; Subtitles: English & Français

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Tom Hanks Paul Edgecomb
David Morse Brutus "Brutal" Howell
Bonnie Hunt Jan Edgecomb
Michael Clarke Duncan John Coffey
James Cromwell Warden Hal Moores
Michael Jeter Eduard "Del" Delacroix
Graham Greene Arlen Bitterbuck
Gary Sinise Burt Hammersmith
Doug Hutchison Percy Wetmore
Sam Rockwell William "Wild Bill" Wharton
Barry Pepper Dean Stanton
Jeffrey DeMunn Harry Terwilliger
Patricia Clarkson Melinda Moores
Harry Dean Stanton Toot Toot
Dabbs Greer Paul Edgecomb (elderly)
Eve Brent Elaine Connely
Brent Briscoe Bill Dodge
Bill Sadler Klaus Detterick

Technical Credits
Frank Darabont Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Willie D. Burton Sound/Sound Designer
Alan B. Curtiss Asst. Director
Mali Finn Casting
Richard Francis-Bruce Editor
Michael Herbick Sound/Sound Designer
Industrial Light & Magic Special Effects
Stephen King Original Story
Eric Warren Lindemann Sound/Sound Designer
Robert J. Litt Sound/Sound Designer
Mark Mangini Sound Editor
Terence Marsh Production Designer
Thomas Newman Score Composer
Michael Seirton Set Decoration/Design
David Tattersall Cinematographer
Elliot Tyson Sound/Sound Designer
David Valdes Producer
Dianne I. Wager Set Decoration/Design
Karyn Wagner Costumes/Costume Designer
Don Woodruff Set Decoration/Design

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Scene Index

Scene Selections.
0. Scene Selections.
0. Menu Group #1 with 53 chapter(s) covering 03:08:28
1. Same as always (Charmaine). [3:58]
2. Overcome (Cheek to Cheek). [3:41]
3. 1935 (Old Alabama). [2:42]
4. Dead man walking. [5:25]
5. Leave the light on?. [2:26]
6. Coffey's story. [3:34]
7. Percy squeals. [3:22]
8. Paul and Jan (Old-Fashioned Love). [1:56]
9. Little visitor. [3:40]
10. Percy meets the mouse. [5:33]
11. Rehearsal. [5:07]
12. Arlen's best time. [2:24]
13. Execution. [1:56]
14. What Percy wants. [1:52]
15. A circus mouse. [3:27]
16. Sad news. [2:16]
17. Night's unrest. [1:42]
18. Wild Bill arrives. [5:22]
19. Coffey takes it back. [4:37]
20. Feels great (I Can't Give You Anything but Love). [3:09]
21. Hammersmith's warning. [5:46]
22. Several times pleased (Three Little Words). [2:01]
23. Wild Bill's lessons. [5:32]
24. Showtime. [2:21]
25. Just playing. [3:26]
26. Percy strikes. [3:01]
27. Reborn. [2:48]
28. The deal. [3:12]
29. Fianl arrangements. [2:44]
30. Task undone. [:45]
31. Haywire. [4:12]
32. All that hurt. [3:39]
33. A good day (Did You Ever See a Dream Walking?). [4:37]
34. The Coffey plot. [2:24]
35. All in. [4:46]
36. Payback for Percy. [3:57]
37. Bad man's grasp. [2:00]
38. To help a lady. [2:06]
39. The warden's house. [2:56]
40. Melinda's bedside. [3:19]
41. "I dreamed of you." [3:44]
42. Percy's release. [3:25]
43. Sentence carried out. [4:29]
44. Paul sees for himself. [4:13]
45. Percy gets his wish. [4:21]
46. No way out (Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams[And Dream Your Troubles Away]). [1:34]
47. Tired. [2:18]
48. In heaven (Cheek to Cheek). [3:47]
49. Afraid of the dark. [2:04]
50. Kill what they love. [4:39]
51. An old friend. [4:08]
52. My punishment. [2:47]
53. End Credits. [4:44]

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