The Seventh Stream

Overview

John Gray's romantic fantasy The Seventh Stream comes to DVD with a standard full-frame transfer. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Surround. There are no subtitles, but the soundtrack is closed-captioned. Supplemental materials include biographies and production notes. This is a thin release from Artisan that is difficult to recommend to anyone other than a genre enthusiast.
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Overview

John Gray's romantic fantasy The Seventh Stream comes to DVD with a standard full-frame transfer. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Surround. There are no subtitles, but the soundtrack is closed-captioned. Supplemental materials include biographies and production notes. This is a thin release from Artisan that is difficult to recommend to anyone other than a genre enthusiast.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Full-screen version; 2.0 Dolby Surround; Digitally mastered; Production notes; Cast and credits; Biographies; Scene access; Interactive menus
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Mike Cummings
The Seventh Stream is a love story with a fairy-tale quality that no doubt will enchant many viewers. Others may find there is something not quite right about having a seal turn into a ravishing human beauty. A seal is no mermaid, after all, nor a foam-born Aphrodite. It is a barking, flipper-clapping, balancer of balls. Nevertheless, director and scriptwriter John Gray apparently liked the idea of a seal woman so much that all of the action in the film depends on how humans respond to her and she to them. Fortunately, when the seal becomes human, she is gorgeous--with long black hair, plaintive eyes, and a graceful, elegant bearing. Lovely Saffron Burrows is well cast as the beguiling young woman. There is about her an ethereality that makes her ideal for the part. American Scott Glenn also performs well. Portraying a lonely Irish fisherman (Owen Quinn) who pines for his long-dead wife, Glenn easily earns the sympathy of the audience with his painful ruminations about the irretrievable past. When he falls in love with the seal woman--whom he calls Mairead--he gives the audience reason to cheer. His Irish accent and fisherman's persona--written into every crag of his rugged countenance--seem authentic. Fiona Shaw is excellent as the benevolent shopkeeper with designs on Quinn, and Joseph Kelly makes the seal myth believable as the wizened blind man, Eamon Dunhill. The cinematography captures the quaintness of an early 20th Century Irish fishing village, as well as the rugged beauty of the Irish coast. As for Gray's idea of turning a seal into a beautiful woman, well, let us be thankful that he did not choose a walrus.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/18/2002
  • UPC: 707729127420
  • Original Release: 2001
  • Rating:

  • Source: Lions Gate
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Pan & Scan
  • Sound: Dolby Surround
  • Time: 1:39:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Scott Glenn
Saffron Burrows
Joseph Kelly
Technical Credits
John Gray Director, Executive Producer, Screenwriter
Seamus Deasy Cinematographer
David Rosemont Producer
Brent Shields Executive Producer
Ernest Troost Score Composer
Richard Welsh Executive Producer
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Main Title/"Nothing Stays the Same" [7:18]
2. Famine of Sea and Heart [5:52]
3. A Longtime Admirer [3:31]
4. "She Will Bring the Fish" [2:14]
5. The Selkie's Promise [2:29]
6. History of the Seal People [3:48]
7. Man of the Future [3:08]
8. Finding the Skin of a Woman [3:24]
9. The Threats, The Fear [5:36]
10. Pearl Lost on Land [3:10]
11. The Luck of the Believer [1:40]
12. "I Will Do What Has to Be Done" [1:50]
13. Where the Real Knowledge Is [2:09]
14. Owen and Josephine Were Happy [5:18]
15. What It's Like to Remember [4:14]
16. Taking a New Wife [4:50]
17. Suspicious Officials [4:30]
18. Time to Return [4:13]
19. "He Had to Be Stopped" [1:53]
20. Lost Forever [2:58]
21. Man Overboard [3:25]
22. Too Far to Go Back [3:49]
23. Love and Death [4:33]
24. "Seeing Your Face for the First Time" [3:03]
25. The Return [6:05]
26. End Credits [2:14]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Play Movie
   Special Features
      Scene Index
      Production Notes
      Cast & Credits
      Biographies
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