USHE Press Release: The Interpreter

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    ACADEMY AWARD(r) WINNERS NICOLE KIDMAN, SEAN PENN AND SYDNEY POLLACK TEAM-UP IN AN ACTION-PACKED THRILLER OF INTERNATIONAL INTRIGUE

    THE INTERPRETER

    Coming to DVD with an Alternate Ending and Deleted Scenes October 4, 2005 From Universal Studios Home Entertainment

    "A Full Throttle Thriller" - Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune

    Universal City, California, September 6, 2005 - Oscar(r) winners Nicole Kidman (The Hours, Moulin Rouge) and Sean Penn (Mystic River, Dead Man Walking) star in The Interpreter, coming to DVD and VHS October 4, 2005 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. Directed by Academy Award(r) winner Sydney Pollack, the master filmmaker behind such provocative motion pictures as Three Days of the Condor, Absence of Malice and The Firm, this edge-of-your-seat-thriller unfolds against a 21st Century landscape of international terror. The first feature film ever shot inside New York's United Nations headquarters, The Interpreter is an action-packed thrill-ride set against a backdrop of mounting paranoia and dangerous secrets with incendiary global consequences.

    The film, which Ebert and Roeper give "Two Thumbs Up" and the New York Daily News calls "Gripping! An intelligent nail biter!" co-stars Oscar(r) nominee Catherine Keener (Being John Malkovich). The DVD delivers even more heart-pounding excitement with thrilling deleted scenes, an alternate ending and a slew of fascinating bonus features. Available in widescreen and full frame versions, the DVD is priced at $29.98 SRP. Also available in VHS for the same price.

    BONUS FEATURES THAT SPEAK YOUR LANGUAGE
    * Alternate Ending
    * Deleted Scenes - An exclusive look at scenes eliminated from the final cut of the film
    * The Ultimate Movie Set: The United Nations - A look inside the prestigious United Nations building with interviews and walking tours conducted by official U.N. personnel
    * A Day in the Life of Real Interpreters - A featurette introducing the DVD viewer into the unique career of an interpreter
    * Sydney Pollack at Work: From Concept to Cutting Room - A diary of a master filmmaker at work, with the details of the story delivered by the director himself: Sydney Pollack
    * Interpreting Pan & Scan vs. Widescreen - Using The Interpreter as an example, director Sydney Pollack instructs the viewer on the difference between "pan & scan" and widescreen formats
    * Audio commentary with director Sydney Pollack

    SYNOPSIS
    In a hidden corridor of New York's United Nations headquarters, translator Silvia Broome (Nicole Kidman) overhears a potentially explosive secret about a planned assassination attempt on a visiting foreign leader. Suddenly, Silvia's orderly, quiet life is turned upside down as she becomes a target of the conspirators. Placed under the protection of federal agent Tobin Keller (Sean Penn), Silvia's world grows more nightmarish as Tobin digs deeper into Silvia's past and begins to question whether she is a victim - or a suspect. Silvia and Tobin play out a white-knuckled game of trust and evasion that keeps them both guessing as they race to stop a terrifying international crisis before it's too late.
    For more information please visit: www.theinterpretermovie.com.

    CAST & FILMMAKERS
    Director: Sydney Pollack
    Screenplay By: Charles Randolph, Scott Frank, Steven Zaillian
    Story By: Martin Stellman, Brian Ward
    Produced By: Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Kevin Misher
    Executive Producers: Sydney Pollack, Anthony Minghella, G. Mac Brown
    Director of Photography: Darius Khondji
    Production Designer: Jon Hutman
    Edited By: William Steinkamp
    Costume Designer: Sarah Edwards
    Music By: James Newton Howard
    Cast: Nicole Kidman, Sean Penn, Catherine Keener, Jesper Christensen, Yvan Attal, Earl Cameron, George Harris, Michael Wright, Clyde Kusatsu, Eric Keenleyside, Hugo Speer, Maz Jobrani, Yusuf Gatewood, Curtiss Cook, Byron Utley

    TECHNICAL INFORMATION
    DVD
    Street Date: October 4, 2005
    Copyright: 2005 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.
    Price: $29.98 SRP (19.95 MAP)
    Selection Numbers: 25835 (Widescreen); 25836 (Full Frame)
    Running Time: 2 Hours 9 Minutes
    Layers: Dual (Single-sided)
    Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1 (Anamorphic Widescreen); 1.33:1 (Full Frame)
    Rating: PG-13 (For Violence, Some Sexual Content and Brief Strong Language)
    Technical Info: English Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround/Captions; French Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround/Subtitles; Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround/Subtitles
     
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    Good clean sound.
    Bad EE throughout on long shots.

    Decent movie.

    Bizarre extra on WS version by director why WS is better...and there's a P&S version available. Guess his influence isn't as powerful.
     

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