Slow Burn [DVD] [2000]

Christian Ford directs Minnie Driver and James Spader in the thriller Slow Burn, which comes to DVD with a standard full-frame transfer. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Surround. There are no subtitles, but the soundtrack is closed-captioned. Supplemental materials include production notes, and a trailer. This is a decent release from Artisan.
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Overview

Special Features

  • Full-screen version
  • 2.0 Dolby Surround
  • Trailer
  • Cast and crew information
  • Production notes
  • Digitally mastered
  • Scene access
  • Interactive menus

Synopsis

Slow Burn
Greed and obsession fuel a deadly showdown in this thriller. When Trina (Minnie Driver) was a girl, her mother and father were determined to find a fortune in diamonds that had supposedly been buried in the desert in Mexico many years before. Now that her parents have passed on, Trina has inherited their obsession, and continues to search for the stones against the advice of Frank (Stuart Wilson), a geologist and longtime friend of the family. But Trina is not about to give up, and when she discovers that a pair of escaped convicts (James Spader and Josh Brolin) have happened upon the diamonds, she is grimly determined to steal the jewels from the fugitives. Incidentally, Slow Burn features characters named Frank Norris and Paulina McTeague, apparent references to Erich Von Stroheim's Greed, which also deals with thieves trying to outwit each other in the desert, and was based on the novel McTeague by Frank Norris. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Minnie Driver
    Minnie Driver - Trina
  • James Spader
    James Spader - Marcus
  • Josh Brolin
    Josh Brolin - Duster
  • Stuart Wilson
    Stuart Wilson - Frank
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