Hearts in Atlantis, another in a series of films adapted from Stephen King novels, makes a wonderful translation to DVD. The image, which is presented in its original aspect ratio of 1.85:1, and, as would be expected, is anamorphic, is sharp and duplicates the theatrical experience as close as a disc can get. Sound, with a Dolby Digital 5.1 track, is equally impressive, even if it doesn't take advantage of the entire sound spectrum. Dialogue is clear and lacks any distortion, showing excellent audio mastering. The disc also features a soundtrack in French as well as subtitles in English and French. Though not really a special edition, this DVD does contain some fine supplemental materials. Of strong interest is a commentary track from soft spoken director Scott Hicks. He fills the time with valuable anecdotes that enhance the viewing of the film. Of great interest is a 30-minute interview with Anthony Hopkins. He is interviewed by Hicks and both have many insightful comments, not only about this film, but Hopkins' career and his acting style. Finally, there is a brief photo gallery and the theatrical trailer, making this a DVD that stands out in nearly every way.
Feature-length audio commentary by director Scott Hicks
Scott Hicks interviews Anthony Hopkins
Language and subtitles: English & Français (dubbed in Quebec)
I never read the book so I don’t know how it compares to the movie but I thought the movie was very good. I love Anthony Hopkins and the child actors did excellent as well in my opinion. There is a great special feature (a bit lower def picture) of the director interviewing Anthony Hopkins and they discuss acting and how impressed they were with Anton Yelchin’s acting. This was filmed before his passing and it’s just all the more touching now. If you’re looking for a fast paced movie with explosions and whatnot, this is not your flick, but if you like an interesting movie with a great story, you might enjoy.
I would recommend this to a friend
Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review
THIS IS ONE OF ANTHONY HOPKINS BEST...IT IS A VERY GOOD MOVIE.