Director: Neil LaBute Cast: Aaron Eckhart, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Ehle

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Neil Labute's adaptation of the award-winning book Possession comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 2.35:1. English and French soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1. Spanish subtitles are accessible, and the English soundtrack is closed-captioned. Supplemental materials include a commentary track recorded by director Neil Labute. This is a strong release from Universal that boasts excellent sound and picture quality.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/11/2003
UPC: 0025192240324
Original Release: 2002
Rating: PG-13
Source: Focus Features
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 1:43:00
Sales rank: 34,484

Special Features

Closed Caption; Commentary with director Neil LaBute

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Aaron Eckhart Roland Mitchell
Gwyneth Paltrow Maud Bailey
Jennifer Ehle Christabel LaMotte
Jeremy Northam Randolph Henry Ash
Lena Headey Blanche Glover
Tom Hickey Blackadder
Tom Hollander Euan
Holly Aird Ellen Ash
Georgia Mackenzie Paola
Graham Crowden Sir George Bailey
Trevor Eve Morton Cropper
Anna Massey Lady Bailey
Toby Stephens Fergus

Technical Credits
Neil LaBute Director,Screenwriter
Len Amato Executive Producer
Luciana Arrighi Production Designer
David Barron Executive Producer
Jenny Beavan Costumes/Costume Designer
David Crozier Sound/Sound Designer
Jean-Yves Escoffier Cinematographer
Paul Ghiradani Art Director
David Henry Hwang Screenwriter
Laura Jones Screenwriter
Barry Levinson Producer
Stephen Pevner Co-producer,Executive Producer
Mary Selway Casting
Claire Simpson Editor
Richard Styles Asst. Director
Paula Weinstein Producer
Ian Whittaker Set Decoration/Design
Gabriel Yared Score Composer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Blackadder's Boys [4:09]
2. The Letters [5:17]
3. The Scholar Investigates [4:17]
4. Maud Bailey [2:20]
5. Blanche's Diary [7:28]
6. Seal Court [2:47]
7. Dolly Hides a Secret [3:10]
8. Creatures of the Pen [5:49]
9. To Stand in a Fire [5:52]
10. A Matter of Life and Death [3:30]
11. Four Weeks in Yorkshire [3:33]
12. The Cave [1:38]
13. The Other Side of Attraction [4:52]
14. Fergus's Fax [13:27]
15. Christabel's Condition [5:11]
16. The Box [8:21]
17. Grave Robbers [4:23]
18. You Have a Daughter [2:10]
19. A Poet Walked Out... [4:53]
20. End Titles [4:06]

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Possession 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Jennifer Ehle and Jeremy Northam have a great history that is uncovered in a fascinating manner. But Gwyneth Paltrow and Aaron Eckhart are a bit stiff.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this movie! Interesting, romantic and entertaining. I will watch it over and over. Some say that the modern characters don't have any sparks, but I don't agree. I think both pairings were good.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved the movie in the theater and think other reviewers were right in that Jennifer Ehle and Jeremy Northam had the more interesting relationship. But, when I bought the DVD, much of their screen time was gone plus other things going on that explain some of the underlying background characters. As I watched the DVD with other people who hadn't read the book, I had to explain what was going on in the relationships because it was difficult to follow after the movie was chopped down so much. DVD's usually tell you about all the extra stuff added but they don't tell you when they take away scenes and make the movie different from what you have seen in the theater.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As much as I liked her in ''Emma'', I do not like Gwyneth Paltrow in ''Possession''. Also, Jeremy Northam and Jennifer Ehle were the stars of the show, not Paltrow and Eckert! The chemistry between Northam and Ehle was mesmerizing. Paltrow and Eckert did not even have sparks. This is a great movie and I can't wait to get mine delivered.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Relationships between two couples, one current, one nineteenth century, are contrasted in this movie, the point being to show that couples in the past were able to bond with each other and couples in the present cannot. Byatt and the moviemaker are trying to tell us that we have lost something somewhere along the way. An earlier novel and movie, Tears in the Rain, has the same parallel structure and is worth reading/seeing. A current novel, Always, also has two couples, one current, one past, although the past couple in Always are sinister like Kathy and Heathcliff in Wuthering Heights. If you are touched by one, you'll be moved by the others.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I saw this movie in the theatre and loved it. Jeremy Northam and Jennifer Ehle have sparks between them that Gwyneth Paltrow and Aaron Eckhert lack. I loved the two stories that ran parallel to each other as the steps were traced back to Northam & Ehle's characters. A good movie to watch on a rainy afternoon.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie was journey for more than one couple. Although one ends quite sadly, the other is an inspiration for those who do not think they are capable of finding that one person, that one true love. I could not wait until they found the other letters to see where the story took you. Paltrow and Eckhardt were fabulous together, I could not think of two better people for these roles. I hope that others find this movie to be as exceptional as I did. The music selection added the perfect touch to some of the intense scenes.
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