USHE Press Release: The Constant Gardener

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  1. Ronald Epstein

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    ACADEMY AWARD(r) NOMINEE RALPH FIENNES AND RACHEL WEISZ STAR IN THE CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED ADAPTATION OF JOHN LE CARRÉ'S UNFORGETTABLE ROMANTIC THRILLER

    THE CONSTANT GARDENER

    On DVD with Exclusive Bonus Features January 10, 2006 from
    Universal Studios Home Entertainment

    "One of the year's best pictures!"
    - Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

    Universal City, California, November 17, 2005 - Two-time Oscar( nominee Ralph Fiennes (The English Patient, Schindler's List) and Rachel Weisz (About a Boy, The Mummy) star in The Constant Gardener, a gripping tale of conspiracy, suspense and intrigue, coming to DVD January 10, 2006 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. One of the year's most critically acclaimed films, The Constant Gardener is an electrifying, edge-of-your seat thriller -- equal parts murder, mystery and romance. Directed by Academy Award(r) nominee Fernando Meirelles (City of God) and adapted by screenwriter Jeffrey Caine (Goldeneye) from John le Carré's best-selling novel, The Constant Gardner races from cosmopolitan London to rural Africa, delivering action and suspense along the way. The DVD is priced at $29.98 SRP. Preorder close is December 6, 2005.

    Justin Quayle (Ralph Fiennes), a timid career diplomat, is galvanized into action by the brutal murder of his activist wife, Tessa (Rachel Weisz). As Justin clings to his memories of their passionate romance and struggles, he discovers a global conspiracy that threatens to destroy thousands of innocent lives - and his own.

    Critics have hailed The Constant Gardener. Peter Travers from Rolling Stone calls it "one of the year's best pictures!" and Claudia Puig from USA Today says the film is "Riveting! A taut and gripping thriller."

    IN-DEPTH BONUS FEATURES
    The Constant Gardener DVD includes an array of exciting extras that take audiences behind the scenes of this critically celebrated romantic thriller.
    * Deleted and Extended Scenes!!

    * Anatomy of a Global Thriller: Behind the Scenes of The Constant Gardener - Exclusive interviews and footage document the making of a classic mystery-thriller.

    * Embracing Africa: Filming in Kenya - Making an ambitious film in Africa poses unique challenges and rewards to cast and crew alike. Director Fernando Meirelles and stars Ralph Fiennes and Rachel Weisz take viewers to exotic locations across Kenya to reveal their personal experiences.

    * John le Carré: From the Page to the Screen - Acclaimed novelist John le Carré sits down with director Fernando Meirelles to talk about the complicated journey that took this highly praised novel from the page to the big screen.


    SYNOPSIS
    Academy Award( nominee Ralph Fiennes (The English Patient) and Rachel Weisz (The Mummy) give electrifying performances in this gripping romantic thriller from the director of City of God. A diplomat on the hunt for his wife's murderer uncovers a treacherous conspiracy that will destroy thousands of innocent people - unless he can reveal its sinister roots. From the bestselling novel by John le Carré comes this edge-of-your-seat story of murder, romance and revenge that critics are calling "a hair-raising thriller with an unforgettable finale" (Karen Durbin, Elle).

    For more information please visit: www.theconstantgardener.com.

    CAST & FILMMAKERS
    Director: Fernando Meirelles
    Written By: Jeffrey Caine, based upon the novel by John le Carré
    Produced By: Simon Channing Williams
    Executive Producers: Gail Egan, Robert Jones, Donald Ranvaud, Jeff Abberley, Julia Blackman
    Co-Producers: Henning Molfenter, Thierry Potok
    Director of Photography: César Charlone
    Production Designer: Mark Tildesey
    Edited By: Claire Simpson
    Costume Designer: Odile Dicks-Mireaux
    Original Music By: Alberto Iglesias
    Cast: Ralph Fiennes, Rachel Weisz, Danny Huston, Bill Nighy, Pete Postlethwaite

    TECHNICAL INFORMATION
    DVD
    Street Date: Janauary 10, 2006
    Pre-Order Close: December 6, 2005
    Copyright: 2006 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.
    Price: $29.98 SRP
    Selection Number: 26292 (Widescreen); 26293 (Full Frame)
    Running Time: 2 Hours 9 Minutes
    Layers: Dual
    Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1 (Anamorphic Widescreen); 1.33:1 (Full Frame)
    Rating: R (Language, Some Violent Images and Sexual Content/Nudity)
    Technical Info: English and French Dolby Digital 5.1; English SDH; French and Spanish Subtitles
     
  2. David_Blackwell

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    Cool. Can't wait to see this movie on DVD.
     
  3. Mark Bendiksen

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    I saw this during its theatrical run (which is saying something because I do not see very many that way nowadays).

    This is one fantastic film! Looking forward to the DVD... [​IMG]
     
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    Best movie I saw this year, cannot wait to revisit it on dvd.
     
  5. Juan C

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    When you go buy this title, be careful to get the proper aspect ratio version. The widescreen/fullscreen labeling is done in very small, inconspicous lettering on one corner of the cover .
     

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