REVIEW: A PROPHET
OVERVIEW: A Prophet, winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival and an Academy Award® and Golden Globe® nominee for Best Foreign Language Film, will be released on Blu-ray™ and DVD on August 3, 2010 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Directed by Jacques Audiard (The Beat That My Heart Skipped), this Sony Pictures Classics film will be available for an SLP of $38.96 for Blu-ray and $27.96 for DVD. Special features on both versions will include deleted scenes, rehearsal footage, screen tests and a commentary with Director Jacques Audiard, Actor Tahar Rahim and co-Screenwriter Thomas Bidegain.
SYNOPSIS: Academy Award® nominated, A Prophet (2009, Best Foreign Language Film) details the gritty prison career of a nineteen-year-old Malik (Tahar Rahim, 2009 European Film Award Winner for Best Actor). Arriving at the jail, he is cornered by the leader of the ruling Corsican gang (Niels Arestrup, 2009 César Award, Winner for Best Supporting Actor) and forced to carry out a number of dangerous missions including drug trafficking and brutal hits. Over time Malik is able to earn the gang leader’s confidence and rise up the prison ranks, all the while secretly devising his own plans.
DVD: The film is presented in widescreen with a
2.35:1 aspect ration preserving its theatrical
format. Looks clean, images without any types of color
saturation. Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has done pretty
good job with this transfer. Not only the picture looks
good in this version of the film, also the sound it is
good. A 5.1 Dolby Digital French, Portuguese and Spanish
sound, providing a nice complement to the picture. It also includes
English, Portuguese and Spanish subtitles
In terms of special features
the DVD includes deleted scenes, rehearsal footage, screen tests and a commentary with Director Jacques Audiard, Actor Tahar Rahim and co-Screenwriter Thomas Bidegain.
Anamorphic Widescreen (1.85:1)
Digital 5.1 Surround English
Subtitles - English
Commentary with Director Jacques Audiard, Actor Tahar Rahim and co-Screenwriter Thomas
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