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3.41

DVD Review: SECRET WINDOW

by David Blackwell

ANALYSIS: Famous mystery writer Morton Rainey (Johnny Depp) is confronted at his cabin by a mysterious stranger named John Shooter that claims Mort stole Shooter's story. Mort thinks Shooter is nuts and hires a private investigator to take care of the psychotic John Shooter. Soon Mort finds out John Shooter will do anything including murder to get what he wants from Mort.

Even though SECRET WINDOW is a little predictable, it is a well written psychological thriller with fantastic acting from Johnny Depp. The movie has many interesting characters that you love to hate.

VIDEO/AUDIO: The movie is presented in 2.40:1 anamorphic widescreen. The video is sharp and clear. The colors are vibrant and the blacks are deep. There is no noticeable grain or artifacts. The movie has been mastered in High Definition.

There are English and French 5.1 Dolby Digital audio tracks with the option of English or French subtitles.

SPECIAL FEATURES: The commentary track by David Koepp is a very informative track about the production of the movie and what was added to the story (that wasn't in the novella) to make the movie. David even says "Prism of his own craziness". He talks about another ending of the movie that isn't included in the deleted scenes section.

Four deleted scenes are included on this DVD. The first two scenes have a commentary option. The second scene is an extended version of the diner scene. I do wish the third deleted scene was left in the movie. The final deleted scene is a longer shot of the ending.

There are three featurettes:

FROM BOOK TO FILM (about 19-20 minutes long) is a standard promotional piece on the movie. There are interviews from the director and cast.

A LOOK THROUGH IT (about 30 minutes) is a making of the movie featurette. This one is definitely better than FROM BOOK TO FILM. More interviews with the director, cast, and the costume designer (this time).

SECRETS REVEALED (14 minutes) had David Keopp talk about the big reveal scene near the end of the movie. You see an outtake of the big reveal scene where Johnny Depp does the scene in the voices of Marlon Brando, Christopher Walken, and Roman Polanski.

Previews: Secret Window, Seinfeld, Spider-Man 2, Hellboy, white Chicks, 13 Going On 30, Kingdom Hospital, The Mothman Prophecies, and The Triplets of Belleville

 

FINAL ANALYSIS: The DVD is a good one with nice extras, a good techinal commentary track, and a good psychological thriller witha fantastic performance from Johnny Depp. The only minor complaint is that David Koepp didn't include all fo the important deleted scenes on this DVD. Other than that, this is a highly recommended DVD for Stephen king fans, Johnny Depp fans, David Koepp fans, and people who like good psychological thrillers.

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