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  1. Aaron Silverman

    Aaron Silverman Executive Producer

    Jan 22, 1999
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    Aaron Silverman
    ”A performance that will be talked about for years!” – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

    Academy Award®-Winner Kevin Bacon Shines in the
    Critically Acclaimed Story of a Man’s Quest for Redemption

    Additional Ensemble Cast Includes Kyra Sedgwick, Eve, Mos Def, David Alan Grier and Benjamin Bratt
    *Nominated for Three Independent Spirit Awards Including Best Male Lead*

    Debuting April 12 on DVD and VHS

    Academy Award®-winner Kevin Bacon delivers a raw, gutsy performance as a convicted sex offender attempting to rebuild his life after a prison sentence in the critically acclaimed drama THE WOODSMAN. Produced by Kevin Bacon in association with Dash Films and Newmarket Films (Monster), and directed by Nicole Kassell (upcoming The Ride down to Mt. Morgan), the film stars Bacon (Mystic River) and an ensemble cast including Golden Globe nominee Kyra Sedgwick (Secondhand Lions, Personal Velocity), Mos Def (upcoming The Italian Job II), Benjamin Bratt (Catwoman), David Alan Grier (Bewitched), and Eve (The Cookout). Based on the powerful stage play, THE WOODSMAN is an unnerving, but ultimately hopeful story of compulsion and hard-won redemption. Loaded with special features, this DVD is a thrilling must-have for Kevin Bacon fans and a great addition to DVD collections of those who love independent film. THE WOODSMAN will be available on DVD and VHS (Rental) on April 12, 2005 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

    Nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival, THE WOODSMAN has received numerous accolades and critical praise, including Time Magazine’s label of “one of the year’s ten best.” (Richard Schickel)

    After twelve years in prison, Walter (Kevin Bacon) moves into a small apartment across the street from an elementary school, gets a job at a lumberyard, and mostly keeps to himself. He finds unexpected solace from Vicki (Kyra Sedgwick), a tough-talking woman who promises not to judge him for his history. But Walter cannot escape his past. A convicted sex offender, Walter is shunned by his sister, lives in fear of being discovered at work, and is hounded by a suspicious police detective (Mos Def). After befriending a young girl in a neighborhood park, Walter must also grapple with the terrible prospect of his own reawakened demons.

    • ”Getting It Made” – interview with producer Lee Daniels
    • Deleted scenes with audio commentary by director Nicole Kassell
    • Bonus previews
    • Audio: English 5.1 (Dolby Digital English 5.1 DTS)
    • Subtitles: English
    • Widescreen presentation

    Rated: R for sexuality, disturbing behavior and language
    Color / Closed Captioned
    Running Time: 87 minutes (TBD)
    DVD SLP: $26.96
  2. Chris_Marin

    Chris_Marin Stunt Coordinator

    Jul 14, 2002
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    I watched this last night. This is a film about a child molestor who has done his time in prison and is trying to combat his feelings for female minors. So that we don't sympaphise or judge Bacon's character, we aren't given any details about his past apart from him smelling his sister's hair when he was 6 and that he lived in a small house
    , and we aren't given any details about his offence(s) or his treatment in prison.

    I believe that the black, plant-loving, table knowing policeman was all in Bacon's head, as was Robin in the park, and the paedophile outside his window.They were all there just to show that it will be a long, slow battle to change his sexual preference.

    If these all turned out to be actuality, then the film would definitely be a lot worse off; as it shows 3 of the 4 people Bacon is having contact with (Robin, the bloke outside his window, and his brother-in-law) are all suffering from child molestation of some kind. This would be stupid, and too coincidental.

    Overall, a great 'watch once' film, that never out stays its welcome at 87mins.

    The DVD transfer is okay, if not a little too soft or grainy in places. The DTS track is good, but not much different to the DD5.1 offering. It is strange why Sony even put the DTS audio on there - I guess there is no mass market for a future re-release ala Hellboy or the like.

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