Bless the Child

Bless the Child

Director: Chuck Russell Cast: Kim Basinger, Jimmy Smits, Holliston Coleman

DVD (Wide Screen)

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Chuck Russell's supernatural thriller Bless the Child comes to DVD with a widescreen 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 been recorded in Dolby Digital Surround. English subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include a commentary recorded by director Russell and special effect creator Joel Hynek, interviews with the cast and crew, the theatrical trailer, and television promotional spots. Whatever one thinks of the film, this is a very good disc from Paramount.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/13/2001
UPC: 0097363279648
Original Release: 2000
Rating: R
Source: Paramount
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Surround, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 1:47:00

Special Features

Widescreen version enhanced for 16x9 TVs; Dolby Digital: English 5.1 Surround; English Dolby Surround; French Dolby Surround; English subtitles; Interactive menus; Scene selection; Theatrical trailer; Original TV spots; Exclusive cast and crew interviews; Commentary by director Chuck Russell and visual effects supervisor Joel Hynek

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Kim Basinger Maggie O'Connor
Jimmy Smits John Travis
Holliston Coleman Cody
Rufus Sewell Eric Stark
Angela Bettis Jenna
Christina Ricci Cheri
Michael Gaston Bugatti
Lumi Cavazos Sister Rosa
Dimitra Arliss Dahnya
Eugene Lipinski Stuart
Anne Betancourt Maria
Ian Holm Reverend Grissom

Technical Credits
Chuck Russell Director
Deborah Aquila Casting
Denise Cronenberg Costumes/Costume Designer
Bruce Davey Executive Producer
Clifford Green Screenwriter
Ellen Green Screenwriter
Sarah Halley-Finn Casting
Alan Heim Editor
Lis Kern Executive Producer
Elis Lam Set Decoration/Design
Owen Langevin Sound/Sound Designer
Stratton Leopold Co-producer
Michael Madden Set Decoration/Design
Peter Menzies Cinematographer
MVFX Special Effects
Mace Neufeld Producer
Peter P. Nicolakakos Set Decoration/Design
Captive Audience Prods. Makeup Special Effects
Robert G. Rehme Executive Producer
Tom Rickman Screenwriter
Matthew Rowland Asst. Director
Carol Spier Production Designer
Christopher Young Score Composer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Merry Christmas [:32]
2. Difficult Diagnpsis [2:52]
3. Special Abilities [5:51]
4. Bad Dream [1:23]
5. New Dawn [1:51]
6. Slaughter Of The Innocents [5:13]
7. Silence [6:04]
8. Lessons [:57]
9. Dentist Appointment [6:47]
10. Easter Eve [:37]

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Bless the Child 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was unable to find one drop of originality in this movie. It was a paint-by-numbers horror movie with the proper amount of religion themes and self-sacrificing characters. The single high note was Rufus Sewell, who has an intensity that even the horrible dialogue and predictable plot couldn't smash. This movie was in post production for 6 years before Basinger got it released.. maybe she should have let it die or go straight to video. :)
Guest More than 1 year ago
i loved this movie , as of right now , this is one of my favoites!!!