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DVD Reviews: The Wisdom of Crocodiles


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Feature Score:
6.9/10
DVD Extras Score
1/10

Reviewed by Tory Favro
Review Date: 31 March 2003
Distributed by:
Roadshow Home Entertainment
Running Time: 95 Minutes

What a weird movie. This one stars Jude Law from about five years ago before he was anywhere near as well known as he is today, before films that propelled him to stardom such as a personal favourite, Enemy at the Gates.

In this feature, Jude plays the part of Stephen Grlscz (contrary to the DVD slick) who is looking for love and to be needed by women. The problem is that the women who fall in love with him invariably pay the ultimate price for his love; their blood!

It's tough to cover too much of the story without giving away key points to the film, however you will spend a great deal of the film wondering if it is a vampire movie as per conventional movies, and it's not. There are slight twists and turn at every corner that will keep you watching but at times it's more to see if it's going to pick up the pace a bit.

I enjoyed watching this film although I must confess that looking back at it that it did straggle just a little bit and was a tad airy fairy. It keeps you intrigued however the pay off at the end won't keep everyone happy.

As far as being a DVD goes, this disc got slightly butchered when transferred to DVD as it went from 16:9 ratio to full screen pan and scan. You just keep on feeling like you aren't seeing everything you should be. Audio is disappointingly in only Dolby 2.0 as well. It still sounds fine but a nice 5.1 sound would have improved things especially if the score had been done in it. There is only a trailer on this DVD.

Rent before buying might be the order of the day for most. I enjoyed it, but it sure as hell will annoy a lot of viewers.

The Wisdom of Crocodiles Features

  • Scene Selection
  • Trailer

 

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