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Director: Brian Helgeland

Cast: Brian Helgeland, Heath Ledger, Shannyn Sossamon, Benno Fürmann

     
 

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A rebellious priest discovers his church is hiding a terrible secret in this thriller, which has been given a solid presentation for this DVD release. The Order has been given two transfers to disc for this release -- a letterboxed version in the widescreen aspect ratio of 1.85:1, which has been enhanced for anamorphic playback on 16 x 9 monitors, and a pan-andSee more details below

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A rebellious priest discovers his church is hiding a terrible secret in this thriller, which has been given a solid presentation for this DVD release. The Order has been given two transfers to disc for this release -- a letterboxed version in the widescreen aspect ratio of 1.85:1, which has been enhanced for anamorphic playback on 16 x 9 monitors, and a pan-and-scan transfer in the full-screen ratio of 1.33:1. The original English-language audio track is mastered in Dolby Digital 5.1, and optional Spanish subtitles are included. As a bonus, this disc also features an alternate audio commentary track from director Brian Helgeland, the film's original theatrical trailer, and a selection of deleted scenes.

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
Mystery tinged with occult horror surrounds the members of an arcane, rapidly dwindling order of Catholic priests in this fanciful, edge-of-the-seat thriller written and directed by Brian Helgeland. It provides an offbeat lead for hunky star Heath Ledger, cast as one of the last members of the Carolinians, a nearly moribund sect that uses controversial methods to investigate satanic phenomena. When the head of his order is found murdered, the young priest is called back to Rome. He soon learns that the killing is tied to the activities of "sin eaters" -- renegades who offer a bizarre form of absolution outside the Church's jurisdiction. Ledger is surprisingly good in the difficult role of a young clergyman struggling to maintain his faith and live within his vows. He faces considerable temptation in the shapely form of Shannyn Sossamon, who's suitably dour as a troubled artist who fancies the handsome priest. Mark Addy, normally seen in comedic roles, is surprisingly effective as Ledger's comrade-in-collar, and an almost unrecognizable Peter Weller is deliciously sinister as an acidly cynical prelate. Given its wildly improbable plot, The Order frequently veers toward the ridiculous, but Helgeland always seizes control of the narrative and drags it back on course before it goes too far astray. He also invests the story with an atmosphere of foreboding that's likely to affect even those viewers comfortably ensconced in the safety of their own living rooms. In an era when many supernatural thrillers subvert themselves with campy excess, this movie stands out by virtue of its commitment to continual creepiness -- and that alone makes it worth watching more than once.

Product Details

Release Date:
12/30/2003
UPC:
0024543102069
Original Release:
2003
Rating:
R
Source:
20th Century Fox
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Full Frame, Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Surround, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
1:42:00

Special Features

Audio commentary by director Brian Helgeland; 10 deleted scenes and dailies; both wide-screen and full-screen versions on one disc.

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Heath Ledger Father Alex Bernier
Shannyn Sossamon Mara Sinclair
Benno Fürmann The Sin Eater
Mark Addy Father Thomas Garrett
Peter Weller Driscoll
Francesco Carnelutti Dominic
Paola Emilia Villa Sister Mary
Giulia Lombardi Little Girl
Mirko Casaburo Little Boy

Technical Credits
Brian Helgeland Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Branamir (Bane) Babic Art Director
Bernard Bats Sound/Sound Designer
Craig Baumgarten Producer
Sergio Ercolessi Asst. Director
Gianfranco Fumagalli Set Decoration/Design
Terry Glass Special Effects Supervisor
Thomas M. Hammel Executive Producer
Caroline Harris Costumes/Costume Designer
Donna Isaacson Casting
Miljen "Kreka" Kljakovic Production Designer
Michael Kuhn Executive Producer
Giovanni Lovatelli Co-producer
Nicola Pecorini Cinematographer
Domenico Sica Art Director
Kevin Stitt Editor
David Torn Score Composer

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Scene Index

Side #1 -- Widescreen
1. In the Beginning (Main Titles)
2. Father Dominic's Sin
3. The Renegade
4. Sad News
5. The Dark Pope Rises
6. Mara
7. Blood In, Blood Out
8. The Marks
9. Excommunicato
10. A Proper Burial
11. Demon Spawn
12. How to Kill a Sin Eater
13. Other Ways to Serve
14. A Rising Darkness
15. The Enemy Underground
16. Mara's Story
17. The Order
18. Looking for the Truth
19. Sin Eater
20. Exactly Like Me
21. Alex's Answer
22. When the Nightingales Sing
23. To Save a Soul
24. Everything's in Order
25. Looking for the Other
26. Into the Abyss
27. Absolution
28. I Am the Sin Eater (End Titles)
Side #2 -- Full Screen
1. In the Beginning (Main Titles)
2. Father Dominic's Sin
3. The Renegade
4. Sad News
5. The Dark Pope Rises
6. Mara
7. Blood In, Blood Out
8. The Marks
9. Excommunicato
10. A Proper Burial
11. Demon Spawn
12. How to Kill a Sin Eater
13. Other Ways to Serve
14. A Rising Darkness
15. The Enemy Underground
16. Mara's Story
17. The Order
18. Looking for the Truth
19. Sin Eater
20. Exactly Like Me
21. Alex's Answer
22. When the Nightingales Sing
23. To Save a Soul
24. Everything's in Order
25. Looking for the Other
26. Into the Abyss
27. Absolution
28. I Am the Sin Eater (End Titles)

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