The Green Mile
Castle Rock / 1999 / 188 Mins / Rated R


MOVIE
After a five year absence, Frank Darabont has directed his second movie also based on a Stephen King novella. The Green Mile is the story of Paul Edgecomb a head guard in a death row prison. Over the years he has seen prisoners come and go. 

One day John Coffey arrives, he is a man larger than life with a special gift. Filled with wonderful writing and acting The Green Mile is just as good a movie as The Shawshank Redemption, in some ways better. A must buy.

VIDEO
Just like it's predecessor, the video on The Green Mile is of reference quality. The transfer is sharp, colors are well rendered and there were no MPEG or film artifacts.

The Green Mile  is framed at 1:85:1 and is 16:9 enhanced.

This is a single-sided, dual-layer disc.

The layer change occurs at the 99:16.

AUDIO

Again a wonderful Dolby Digital 5.1 sound track is encoded on this disc. While there is not a lot going on in the background what is there is very subtle and really adds to the sound field.

EXTRAS

Limited extras here.

Theatrical Trailer - DD2.0 sound framed at 1:85:1. A very nice trailer with good sound & video.

Featurette - A short featurette that is very well done, could have been longer.

Cast Notes - Standard fare.

FINAL THOUGHTS
And outstanding movie on a more than worthy disc. 

16:9 ENHANCEMENT DISC RATING

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REVIEW EQUIPMENT

Display: 48" Sony RPTV.
DVD Player:
Panasonic A350 Player using S-Video Cables.
Receiver:
Pioneer VSX-D508 Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround.
Speakers:
Accusound speaker system.

Copyright 2000 by [Roger Ward].
Revised: 06 Jul 2000 18:36:49 +1100 .

DVD INFORMATION
Region Coding: Region 1
No of Discs: 1
MPAA Rating R
Running Time: 188 Mins
Case Type: Snapper Case
Release Date: 13/6/2000
Catalog Number: C2579
List Price: Personal Import
Distributor: Warner Bros.
DISC SPECIFICATIONS
Disc Format: NTSC
Disc Type: Picture Disc
Disc Format: SS-RSDL
Chapters: 24
Macrovision: Yes
Manufacturer: WAMO
VIDEO SPECIFICATIONS
Aspect Ratio: 1:85:1
Anamorphic: Yes
Film Format: 35mm
SOUND SPECIFICATIONS
Dolby Digital:

5.1 Surround

DTS: None
PCM Stereo: None
Other: None
Languages: English
Subtitles: Yes
SPECIAL FEATURES
Audio Commentary: None
Theatrical Trailer: Yes
Teaser Trailer: None
TV Spots: None
Dolby Trailer: None
Documentary: Yes
Cast & Crew Bios: Yes
Deleted Scenes: None
Music Videos: None
DVD Rom Content: None
Collectable Booklet: None
Scene Access: Yes
Animated Menus: None
Production Notes: None
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