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Phone Booth [DVD] [2003]

SKU:5560993
Release Date:07/08/2003
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This deliberately claustrophobic thriller from director Joel Schumacher has been brought to DVD in a simple but well-polished package. Phone Booth has been given two transfers to disc for this DVD edition -- a letterboxed version at the widescreen aspect ratio of 2.35:1 and a pan-and-scan full-frame transfer at 1.33:1. The letterboxed version has also been enhanced for anamorphic playback on 16 x 9 monitors. The English-language audio has been mastered in Dolby Digital 5.1, as is a dubbed French-language track; a Spanish-language track appears in Dolby Digital Surround. Optional subtitles in English and Spanish have also been included. Bonus materials with this edition include an alternate commentary track from director Schumacher and trailers for the film.
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    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (3 out of 3)

    Special Features


    • Full-length audio commentary by director Joel Schumacher Original theatrical trailer

    Synopsis


    Phone Booth
    One man's life is thrown into turmoil by picking up a telephone in this claustrophobic thriller. Stu Shepard (Colin Farrell) is a brash, cynical, and self-centered public relations man who juggles a busy career with both a wife, Kelly (Radha Mitchell), and a mistress, Pamela (Katie Holmes). Stu steps into a phone booth on a busy New York street to make a call to Pamela without Kelly being the wiser, but as soon as Stu hangs up, the phone begins to ring. Curious, Stu picks it up -- and a stranger on the other end (voice of Kiefer Sutherland) informs him that if he hangs up the phone, he'll be shot. The red dot of an infrared rifle scope convinces Stu that the caller means business, and when another man tries to make his way into the booth, he's shot mere inches from Stu, calling the attention of the police. Captain Ramey (Forest Whitaker) naturally assumes that Stu was the killer, as Stu struggles to find a way to convince the police of what's happening before more lives are lost, without leaving the booth and putting his own life on the line. At one time proposed as a vehicle for Jim Carrey, Phone Booth was directed by Joel Schumacher, from a screenplay by exploitation icon Larry Cohen. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Colin Farrell
      Colin Farrell - Stuart Shepard
    • Kiefer Sutherland
      Kiefer Sutherland - The Caller
    • Forest Whitaker
      Forest Whitaker - Captain Ramey
    • Radha Mitchell
      Radha Mitchell - Kelly Shepard
    • Katie Holmes
      Katie Holmes - Pamela McFadden




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