Unfairly pilloried on its theatrical release for co-opting the dolefully serious subject of capital punishment into a twist-ending thriller, Alan Parker's depiction of the eponymous philosophy professor and death row defendant (Kevin Spacey—droll), gutsy crusading journalist Bitsey Bloom (Kate Winslet—er, enthusiastic), and their frenetic race to prove Gale's innocence is fundamentally competent—sometimes clinical—studio entertainment. DVD EXTRAS: Commentary from Parker, deleted scenes, Making Of..., music featurette, posters, trailers.

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The Life Of David Gale

Unfairly pilloried on its theatrical release for co-opting the dolefully serious subject of capital punishment into a twist-ending thriller, Alan Parker’s depiction of the eponymous philosophy professor and death row defendant (Kevin Spacey?droll), gutsy crusading journalist Bitsey Bloom (Kate Winslet?er, enthusiastic), and their frenetic race to prove Gale’s innocence is fundamentally competent?sometimes clinical?studio entertainment.

DVD EXTRAS: Commentary from Parker, deleted scenes, Making Of…, music featurette, posters, trailers.