The Life of David Gale (Widescreen)

Closed Capationed Starring: Laura Linney & Kevin Spacey Director: Alan Parker  Rated: R: Restricted
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 11 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 2003
  • Label: Universal Studios
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Snap Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 2.35
  • Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - French
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - Spanish
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Deleted Scenes
    • Trailers
    • Audio Commentary: Alan Parker - Director
    • Making Of: THE MAKING OF DAVID GALE
    • Featurette:
      1. THE MUSIC OF DAVID GALE
      2. DEATH IN TEXAS
  • Interactive Features:
    • Scene Access
    • Interactive Menus
  • Text/Photo Galleries:
    • Biographies
    • Poster Art

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Product Description:

Gale (Kevin Spacey) is a Texas professor and anti-death penalty activist who, ironically enough, winds up on death row for the rape and murder of a colleague. Kate Winslet plays Bitsey Bloom, the brave journalist who sets out to tell to his story. In the days leading up to his execution, Gale fills her in on his life via flashbacks, which include political debates, lectures, sex with a student, rape allegations, alcoholism, divorce, and despair. As the hour of his doom approaches, Bitsey becomes convinced that Gale is the victim of a shadowy political conspiracy and races against the clock to prove his innocence.

Director Alan Parker (MISSISSIPPI BURNING) manages to deliver a strong anti-capital punishment message alongside enough twists, turns and shocking moments to keep viewers perched at the edges of their seats. Winslet and Spacey are both riveting in the leads, but its Laura Linney as Gale's alleged victim--a fellow anti-capital punishment activist and close friend--who makes the biggest impression. Gabriel Mann also scores points in a sympathetic role as Bitsey's intern. Nicholas Cage served as the film's producer. The musical score is by Parker's two sons, Jake and Alex.

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Crime | Murder | Prison | Theatrical Release

Production Notes:

  • Theatrical release: February 21, 2003

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  • Sales Rank: 105,267
  • UPC: 025192198625
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