Captain Corelli's Mandolin

Captain Corelli's Mandolin

Nicolas Cage
Director: John Madden Cast: Nicolas Cage
Nicolas Cage
, Penélope Cruz
Penélope Cruz
, John Hurt
John Hurt
John Madden

DVD (Wide Screen / Dolby 5.1 / DTS)

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Nicholas Cage and Penelope Cruz star in the romantic drama Captain Corelli's Mandolin. Boasting a dazzling 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen transfer, Captain Corelli's Mandolin's picture is nothing short of near perfect. Except for the slightest amount of edge enhancement in one scene, the image and color schemes are all evenly saturated and very pleasing to the eye. The audio is presented in Dolby Digital 5.1 in English and French, as well as DTS in English. Both the Dolby 5.1 and the DTS soundtrack sound very full and expansive. Range on both of these tracks is very good with Surround Sounds utilized during many scenes, especially those containing wartime fighting or Italian music. All aspects of the soundtrack are distortion free and very bombastic. Also included on this disc are closed captions in English. Captain Corelli's Mandolin contains a few extra features that should please fans. Starting off the disc is an insightful and informative commentary track by director John Madden. While the director sometimes lapses into moments of silence, overall this is a good commentary track with many behind-the-scenes stories and information. Also included on this disc is a music video by opera singer Russell Watson for the song "Ricordo Ancor," some production notes, cast and crew information, a theatrical trailer for the film, and some DVD-ROM features for a PC computer. This isn't the most in-depth DVD ever produced, but it should satisfy those who enjoyed the film.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/05/2002
UPC: 0025192137822
Original Release: 2001
Rating: R
Source: Universal Studios
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital, DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound]
Time: 2:09:00

Special Features

Feature Commentary with Director John Madden; Deleted Scenes; Russell Watson: "Ricordo Ancor" (Pelagia's Song) Music Video; Production Notes; Cast & Filmmaker Bios

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Nicolas Cage Capt. Antonio Corelli
Penélope Cruz Pelagia
John Hurt Dr. Iannis
Christian Bale Mandras
David Morrissey Capt. Weber
Irene Papas Drosoula
Patrick Malahide Col. Barge
Gerassimos Skiadaressis Stamatis

Technical Credits
John Madden Director
Jo Allen Makeup
Mick Audsley Editor
Tim Bevan Producer
Alexandra Byrne Costumes/Costume Designer
Liza Chasin Co-producer
Jim Clay Production Designer
Richard Conway Special Effects Supervisor
Eric Fellner Producer
Jane Frazer Co-producer
Garry Freeman Art Director
Debra Hayward Co-producer
Mark Huffam Producer
Peter Lindsay Sound/Sound Designer
Kevin Loader Producer
Adrian Rhodes Sound/Sound Designer
Shaila Rubin Casting
Deborah Saban Asst. Director
Mary Selway Casting
Shawn Slovo Screenwriter
John Toll Cinematographer
Stephen Warbeck Score Composer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Scenes
1. Our Island [6:04]
2. The Coming War [2:52]
3. Betrothed [2:55]
4. The Invaders [:20]
5. The Italian Captain [6:32]
6. Corelli's Mandolin [:10]
7. The Opera Club [5:29]
8. Something to Sing About [5:16]
9. The Turkish Bomb [:59]
10. Pelagia's Song [5:10]
11. Surrender [:51]
12. The Last Cigarette [5:14]
13. War in Cephallonia [:51]
14. The Executioners [2:54]
15. Back From the Dead [3:01]
16. The Earthquake [5:58]
17. I Can't Live Without You [:49]
18. End Titles [4:54]

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