The Four Feathers

The Four Feathers

Director: Shekhar Kapur Cast: Heath Ledger, Wes Bentley, Kate Hudson


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Shekhar Kapur's adaptation of The Four Feathers comes to DVD with a standard full-frame transfer that fails to preserve the original theatrical aspect ratio of the film. Closed-captioned English soundtracks are rendered in both Dolby Digital 5.1 and Dolby Digital Surround, while a French soundtrack has also been recorded in Dolby Digital Surround. English subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include a commentary track recorded by the director, and seven featurettes about the making of the film. This is a fine disc for what it is, but the same extras are available on a different edition that also carries a widescreen transfer. That version is superior to this one.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/18/2003
UPC: 0097360566444
Original Release: 2002
Rating: PG-13
Source: Paramount
Region Code: 1
Sound: [Dolby Surround, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 2:10:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Commentary by Director Shekhar Kapur; A Journey from Within-the making of The Four Feathers; 7 featurettes; Theatrical trailer; Full screen version; Dolby Digital: English 5.1 Surround/English Dolby Surround/French Dolby Surround; English subtitles

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Heath Ledger Harry Feversham
Wes Bentley Lt. Jack Durrance
Kate Hudson Ethne Eustace
Djimon Hounsou Abou Fatma
Michael Sheen Trench
Alex Jennings Colonel Hamilton
Kris Marshall Castleton
Rupert Penry-Jones Willoughby
Lucy Gordon Actor

Technical Credits
Shekhar Kapur Director
Jo Allen Makeup
Hossein Amini Screenwriter
Laurie Borg Co-producer
Allan Cameron Production Designer
Paul Feldsher Producer
Julie Goldstein Executive Producer
Tommy Gormley Asst. Director
James Horner Score Composer
Peter Howitt Set Decoration/Design
Robert Jaffe Producer
Stanley Jaffe Producer
Martin F. Katz Producer
Peter Lindsay Sound/Sound Designer
Ruth Myers Costumes/Costume Designer
Allon Reich Executive Producer
Robert Richardson Cinematographer
Steven Rosenblum Editor
Michael Schiffer Screenwriter

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Gentlemen of the Royal Cumbrians [:04]
2. Harry and Ethne [3:39]
3. News of War [1:04]
4. "I Wish to Resign My Commission." [6:46]
5. An Answer to Cowardice [4:50]
6. The Sudan [3:59]
7. Into the Desert [5:03]
8. Abou Fatma [9:22]
9. Letters for Jack [7:45]
10. A Different Kind of Fear [9:39]
11. Fortress of the Abou Clea [4:08]
12. Mahdi Ambush [3:26]
13. Blind Friend [7:36]
14. Revelation From Willoughby [13:04]
15. Prison of the Omdurman [7:06]
16. Gift from a Visitor [3:37]
17. The British Prisoners Are Dead [5:10]
18. A Minute or Two With Jack [8:01]
19. The Soldier's Greatest Comfort [7:39]

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The Four Feathers 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
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As a Heath Ledger fan, I found this film mediocre. It was of the British Empire at its pinnacle and equinox. It romanticesces the notion of sujugation and exploitation. I don't like that thought.
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I went to see this movie.It's good.
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Larry D. Bohall, author of Martyr's Cry (ISBN 1591295327): I did not believe that a new production of The Four Feathers could be made that would not completely strip the story of it's non-Politically Correct essentials. I was wrong. While this is not my favorite version of the story (I'm torn between the Jane Seymour televsion version and the 1939 Ralph Richardson classic), it ranks right up there. Sweeping, beautiful, fair and honest to the original (with some simplifications thrown in to keep the plot moving), this version of The Four Feathers was a delight to watch. I was particularly struck by the screenwriter's desire to tell a story of sin/failure and redemption.
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I did not like this movie...To long and very boring. Do not rent this movie or buy it. A waste of money.
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I was blown away after seeing this movie. I absolutely loved it. The story is great, the acting is great, and the action is off the hook. This movie is awesome!
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I think this movie is REALLY good. There was a lot of great acting here. I think Kate Hudson and Heath Ledger act really well together.
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this movie was one of my favorites. it is a war movie that is not like any other. it's the kind that makes you want to go out to the sudan and fight aalong side harry. this is a touching story about the meaning of friendship! i would recomend this movie to anyone and everyone. even people who don't like ledger will like this movie. there is only one ''scene'' and it is not that bad and you can totally fast forward it and it is not that gory violent. it is safe for most older children to see. if you have any doubts on if this would be a good movie, i hope i've erased then. this is NOT a chick flick... guys, you wilL like this movie too!
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