Thursday, 14 June 2001
CAST AWAY (20th Century Fox Home Entertainment), released theatrically last year, was nominated for a passel of Oscars, including Tom Hanks’ almost solo turn as a Federal Express employee who is shipwrecked on an island for years. Robert Zemeckis directs, with a few terrifying action sequences like the plane crash and Hanks’ foray off the island on a handmade raft. Aspect ratio is 2.35:1; sound formats are English 6.1 DTS ES, English Dolby Digital 6.1 EX, English Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround and French Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, with English and Spanish subtitles. Extras on this two-disc set include an audio commentary from director Zemeckis and some of the technical crew, the CHARLIE ROSE SHOW interview with Hanks, a making-of featurette, the featurette "Wilson: The Life and Death of a Hollywood Extra," the featurette "The Island," the survivalist documentary "Surviving as ...