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Dragonfly [WS] [DVD] [2002]

Release Date:07/30/2002
Kevin Costner stars in the supernatural thriller Dragonfly. Presented in 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen, Universal has done a very presentable job at making sure this transfer is sharp, clean and nearly flawless. With deep dark black levels and a plethora of solid colors, the image for Dragonfly looks to be almost reference quality. The soundtrack is presented in Dolby Digital 5.1 in English and French, as well as DTS 5.1 in English. Both the DTS and Dolby Digital 5.1 track include a wealth of directional effects and lots of spooky background ambiance noise. Each track is clear of any hiss or distortion that might otherwise mar the mix. Also included on this disc are English and French subtitles. Dragonfly features a number of extra features, starting with a commentary track by director Tom Shadyac. Affable and entertaining, Shadyac comes off as a very likable fellow with a lot of stories to share from the production and shoot. Next up is a 13-minute "Spotlight On Location" featurette which is fairly fluffy fare. This piece includes interviews with star Costner, director Shadyac, producer Mark Johnson and more pontificating on the film and what it took to bring it to the screen. 11 minutes worth of deleted scenes are included, though they are in rough form and don't add up to very much. Finally there is an interview with author Betty Eadie (who had a near-death experience herself), some production notes, cast and crew info, and a few promotions for other Universal movies.
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    Overall Customer Rating:
    80% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (4 out of 5)

    Special Features

    • Deleted scenes
    • The making of "Dragonfly"
    • Commentary with director Tom Shadyac
    • Cast and filmmaker bios
    • Production notes
    • Best-selling author Betty Eadie on her near-death experience
    • Theatrical trailer
    • DVD-ROM
    • Closed Captioned


    In this supernatural thriller, Kevin Costner plays Joe Darrow, a physician mourning the death of his wife Emily (Susannah Thompson) in a bus accident in South America, where she was providing medical outreach. Wracked by grief, Joe works extra shifts at the hospital to take his mind off the tragedy, but the intense workload triggers his short temper and some careless mistakes. His officious boss (Joe Morton) forces Joe to take time off, but Joe feels obligated to check in on his wife's pediatric patients, fulfilling a promise he made before she left. Visiting the ward, Joe starts to believe that Emily is using the near-death experiences of her terminal patients to communicate with him, through images the children report seeing in their dreams, and symbols they are inexplicably compelled to draw. While the children see Joe as a kindred spirit, the hospital staff worries about how these interactions are agitating them. At home, Joe begins finding other ethereal evidence of his wife's attempt to contact him from beyond the grave, some of it featuring the image of a dragonfly, which was the shape of the birthmark on her shoulder. His friends and a caring neighbor (Kathy Bates) worry that Joe is losing his marbles, especially as his quest becomes more frantic, putting his job in jeopardy. ~ Derek Armstrong, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Kevin Costner
      Kevin Costner - Dr. Joe Darrow
    • Kathy Bates
      Kathy Bates
    • Kathryn Erbe
      Kathryn Erbe
    • Joe Morton
      Joe Morton
    • Ron Rifkin
      Ron Rifkin

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