Holes [WS] [DVD] [2003]

Andrew Davis' surprise hit family film, Holes makes its way to DVD for the first time with this release. The film is presented in a 1.85:1 widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio (a full-screen edition with the same features was released simultaneously) and features an English Dolby Digital 5.1 soundtrack and dubbed French and Spanish Dolby Digital 2.0 soundtracks. The bonus features include a gag reel, deleted scenes, a music video, a making-of featurette, and two feature-length audio commentary tracks, one by cast members Shia LaBeouf, Khleo Thomas, Jake M. Smith, and Max Kasch, and another by director Davis and screenwriter Louis Sachar.
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Special Features

  • Gag reel
  • Six deleted scenes
  • Cast commentary with Shia LaBeouf, Khleo Thomas, Jake M. Smith and Max Kasch
  • "Dig It" music video performed by the cast
  • "On the set with Louis Sachar"
  • "The Making of Holes" featurette
  • Filmmakers' commentary with director Andrew Davis and author/screenwriter Louis Sachar

Synopsis

Holes
A boy being punished for a crime he didn't commit learns there's more going on at a juvenile correctional facility than meets the eye in this comedy drama. Stanley Yelnats IV (Shia LaBeouf) is a teenager who has been told all his life that the men in the Yelnats family are cursed, thanks to a false promise his great, great grandfather made to a fortune teller. Given his frequent bad luck, and that which follows his father (Henry Winkler), Stanley has no trouble believing this. Stanley's bad luck hits a new low when a pair of sneakers literally falls out of the sky on him -- and turn out to be stolen. A judge sentences Stanley to a stay at Camp Green Lake, a juvenile correctional facility stuck in the middle of the desert, where he finds himself sharing a tent with a gang of misfits, including ringleader X-Ray (Brenden Jefferson), pushy Squid (Jake M. Smith), small but wiry Zero (Khleo Thomas), tough and stinky Armpit (Byron Cotton), paranoid ZigZag (Max Kasch), and thief-in-training Magnet (Miguel Castro). The Warden of Camp Green Lake (Sigourney Weaver) has her own ideas about rehabilitation, which consist of having the boys spend their days digging holes five feet deep under the desert sun. While well-mannered counselor Pendanski (Tim Blake Nelson) tries to help the boys however he can, Mr. Sir (Jon Voight), The Warden's right hand man, is a heartless creep who enjoys making Stanley and his friends suffer. Before long, Stanley wonders if there's a good reason why the Warden seems so curious about what (if anything) the boys find during their digging, and in time he suspects there's something they haven't been told which might be connected to the Yelnats family curse. Holes was based on the award-winning book for young people by Louis Sachar, who also wrote the film's screenplay. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Sigourney Weaver
    Sigourney Weaver - The Warden
  • Jon Voight
    Jon Voight - Mr. Sir
  • Patricia Arquette
    Patricia Arquette - Kissin' Kate Barlow
  • Tim Blake Nelson
    Tim Blake Nelson - Dr. Pendanski
  • Shia LaBeouf
    Shia LaBeouf - Stanley Yelnats

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