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SERAPHIM FALLS

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 in.

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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