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MPAA Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 118 Minutes
Starring: Daniel Day-Lewis, Marion Cotillard, Penelope Cruz, Judi Dench, Fergie, Kate Hudson, Nicole Kidman and Sophia Loren
Screenplay by: Michael Tolkin and Anthony Minghella
Directed by: Rob Marshall
Studio: Sony/Weinstein Co.
Retail Price: $28.96
Features: Audio Commentary with Director Rob Marshall and John DeLuca, 8 Featurettes, 3 Music Videos
Specs: 2.40:1 Anamorphic Widescreen, English Dolby Digital 5.1, English Subtitles, Scene Selection
Released: May 4th, 2010
Of course, "Nine" is a musical and thats the main draw. When those musical numbers start, all the channels certainly come alive, to the point where you feel like you're right with the characters as they perform. Subwoofer use is decent but not bombastic here, vocals are always firm while the music itself is creatively mixed and spread nicely through all the channels. A lively mix, overall.
Subtitles in English are also included.
Running the length of the movie is a Audio Commentary with Director Rob Marshall and Producer John DeLuca. This is a pretty solid and informative track that goes through all the motions of this film adaptation: praising the cast, the shoot itself, creating the musical numbers, the story and characters and what differs from the movie when compared to the stage production. If you liked the movie and want to know more about its creation, this is worth a listen.
The bulk of the extras consist of 8 Featurettes, which in total run 50 minutes. The pieces are: "The Incomparable Daniel Day-Lewis," "The Women Of 'Nine,'" "Director Rob Marshall," "Behind the Look of 'Nine'," "The Dancers Of 'Nine'," "The Choreography of Be Italian," "Making Cinema Italiano" and "The Choreography of Cinema Italiano." The titles of these are self-explanatory, and all the featurettes are well put-together and interesting. You not only get a sense of the cast and crew, but the hard work and practice that it took to make the musical numbers and movie's style. It may not be a comprehensive documentary, but put together, you get a good — if at times slightly fluffy — look at the film's production.
Finally, there are 3 Music Videos: "Cinema Italiano," "Take It All" and "Unusual Way."