CTHV Press Release: "Enigma"

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  1. Ronald Epstein

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    "It's a brilliant film!"
    - Roger Ebert

    "Mind twisting fun, with first-rate performances."
    - Peter Travers, ROLLING STONE

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    ENIGMA
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    WWII Thriller Starring Kate Winslet and
    Jeremy Northam, Premieres on Special
    Edition DVD and Videocassette Sept. 24

    Produced by rock-and-roll legend Mick Jagger and
    "Saturday Night Live's" Lorne Michaels

    Written by Oscarr-Winning Screenwriter Tom Stoppard
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    Culver City, Calif. (July 15, 2002) - Enigma, an exciting tale of love
    espionage,
    patriotism and betrayal from delete extra space acclaimed director
    Michael Apted (Enough, The
    World is Not Enough) debuts on Special Edition DVD and videocassette on
    Sept. 24. from
    Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment.

    In addition to the enormous critical success, Enigma also received
    many awards and
    praises from film festivals around the world. At the prestigious
    Hamptons International Film
    Festival, Enigma, was presented with the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
    Feature Film Prize in
    Science and Technology, a prize that goes to a filmmaker who succeeds in
    conveying a
    dramatically compelling story about science that challenges existing
    stereotypes about scientists
    and engineers.

    Enigma also picked up prizes for Kate Winslet as Best Actress at
    the Empire Awards UK and the
    International Filmmaker Award for Michael Apted at the Nortel Networks
    Palm Springs
    International Film Festival. Both Kate Winslet and Michael Apted also
    received nominations for
    their contribution to Enigma at the 2001 Independent British Film
    Awards.

    Still reeling from the devastating disappearance of his lover Claire
    (Saffron Burrows,
    Timecode), brilliant World War II code-breaker Tom Jericho (Dougray
    Scott, Mission:
    Impossible II) is summoned to Britain's top-secret intelligence campus,
    where he faces his
    toughest assignment - to crack the Nazi's infamous Enigma code.

    With the help of Claire's roommate Hester (Kate Winslet, Oscarr-nominee,
    Titanic), and
    with a ruthless secret agent (Jeremy Northam, Gosford Park) in hot
    pursuit, the two must piece
    together the puzzle that links Claire's disappearance to U-boats closing
    in on Allied cargo ships,
    and a mass grave in Poland.

    ENIGMA: Manhattan Pictures International, Intermedia Films and Senator
    Entertainment
    present in association with Meespierson FilmCV a Jagged Films/Broadway
    Video production.
    Produced by Lorne Michaels and Mick Jagger. Written by Oscarr-winning
    screenwriter Tom
    Stoppard (Shakespeare in Love). Directed by Michael Apted.

    ENIGMA SPECIAL EDITION DVD FEATURES
    Digitally Mastered Audio and Anamorphic Video
    Widescreen Presentation
    Audio: English 5.1 (Dolby Digital)
    Subtitles: English and Spanish
    Audio Commentary with Director Michael Apted
    Deleted Scenes with Optional Director's Commentary
    Making-of Featurette
    Bonus Trailers
    Interactive Menus
    Scene Selections

    MPAA Rating: R (for a sex scene and language)
    Original Theatrical Release: 2002
    Color / Closed Captioned / 117 minutes
    DVD #08734 / UPC Code: 0-43396-08724-7
    Price: $24.95

    VHS #08731 / UPC Code: 0-43396-08731-6
    VHS Spanish Subtitled #08732 / UPC Code: 0-43396-08732-3
    DVD Order Date: Aug. 22 / Street Date: Sept. 24
    VHS Order Date: Sept. 3 / Street Date: Sept. 24
     
  2. Malcolm Cleugh

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    Many thanks for posting this [​IMG]
    I am very interested as a UK reader. We are again being ripped of in that a UK film is released here (by Buena Vista) as bare bones when the US gets decent extras and a commentary.
     
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    Good to read this. I thought Enigma was a great little film that was mosly overlooked here in the U.S., so I'm a little surprised (but grateful) we're getting a DVD with significant extras. And yes, it makes no sense that our friends in the U.K. are getting a bare-bones release. [​IMG]
     
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    Sounds cool. [​IMG]
    However, it's too bad it doesn't have anything to do with Alan Turing whose story still needs to be told properly.
     
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    Here's what I thought of this film.
    ENIGMA
    A good mystery-thriller is one where the setup and journey leads up to an equally satisfying finale. Enigma is not one of them. Based on the best selling thriller by Robert Harris, the film tells the story of a possible Nazi spy within Britain’s elite circle of code breakers.
    Dougray Scott (Mission Impossible), Kate Winslet, Jeremy Northam and Safron Burrows go through the motions but the film is saddled by so much information (factual and otherwise) that director Michael Apted misses the essence of this genre. Enigma is full of mystery but is lacking in thrills and suspense.
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    I believe there is a good reason why this did not get a wider release beyond the top tiered markets.
    ~Edwin
     
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    Any film with a score composed by John Barry is worth purchasing.


    -Andy
     
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    Columbia Tristar has amended its original press release with the following bad news:

     
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    So they take away extras and up the price by $3. Way to go(uge), CTHV. Buncha Schmucks. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    And the bad news from CTHV continues. The cluelessness this company is exhibiting lately boggles the mind.
     
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  13. Malcolm Cleugh

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    So now the US version is no better than our plain UK retail version which comes from Disney next week (after a 4 month rental window but still with no extras).

    I can understand a rental style window before SEs on blockbuster films but not on a minor one like Enigma. Columbia managed the very good SE of the WW2 film Dark Blue World a few months ago, so why can't they do the same for Enigma.
     
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    Here's a question for those who have purchased the
    Region 1 version of "Enigma" on DVD or for CTHV. One of my best customers bought "Enigma" upon my recommendation of the film (not the DVD presentation) and was disappointed to find that it would not play on his system. He informed me that after searching On-line, he discovered that this DVD has presented problems for several players (his is a Toshiba) and read that the disc will be re-released without the bugs at a later date.
    Does anyone have information about this disc? Is this disc that my customer read about the SE everyone seems to be anticipating? If so, is there any word yet on when or if we can expect it to arrive?
    I appreciate any input - I've got egg all over my face! [​IMG]
     

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