DVD Review by David Blackwell
DETAILS: 112 minutes, audio commentary, featurette
VIDEO: 2.40:1 (Anamorphic Widescreen)
AUDIO: English 5.1 Dolby Digital
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
STUDIO: Samuel Goldwyn Films/ Destination Films/ Icon productions/ SPHE
RELEASE DATE: 5-15-2006
Ex-Union Captain Gideon (Pierce Brosnan) is looking to leave behind the brutal things he did during the Civil War (which
ended three years ago). He is forced to run when ex-Confederate Colonel Carver (Liam Nesson) is out to kill Gideon for what
happened one day in Seraphim Falls. Gideon must keep his wits and use all of his brutal killing skills to survive and keep
running until he has to face Carver.
SERAPHIM FALLS is the type of Western you don't see much these days- a well-written and directed one with a fine cast of
actors despite Anjelica Huston popping up as the devil near the end. However, all the elements make for a tale of revenge
and past demons. No one outruns their past in this film as it pushes on with not much time to catch your breath. It does show
parts of the West during 1868 whether it is a camp building a railroad line to missionaries. Everyone is looking for something.
The score adds to the dread of a few scenes while the cinematography punches up the environment that SERPAHIMK FALLS exists
SPECIAL FEATURES: Pierce Brosnan, director David Von Ancken, and production designer Michael Hanan provides a few details
about the production of SERAPHIM FALLS while the behind the scenes featurette on the film has interviews with cast and crew
(they had three looks for Liam Nesson and how Pierce loves Clint Eastwood westerns).
FINAL ANALYSIS: SERAPHIM FALLS is an unrelenting Western with a great cast and script that is worth checking out on DVD.
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