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Uncovered (1995)

Kate Beckinsale , John Wood , Jim McBride  |  R |  DVD
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (61 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Kate Beckinsale, John Wood, Sinéad Cusack, Paudge Behan, Peter Wingfield
  • Directors: Jim McBride
  • Writers: Jim McBride, Arturo Pérez-Reverte, Jack Baran, Michael Hirst
  • Producers: Cristina Zumárraga, Denise O'Dell, Enrique Posner
  • Format: Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, Full Screen, Live, Subtitled, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Lions Gate
  • DVD Release Date: March 16, 2004
  • Run Time: 112 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (61 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0001932ZU
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #136,237 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Uncovered" on IMDb

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Based on a Novel by the author of "The Ninth Gate" comes a chilling murder mysterystarring Kate Beckinsale! While restoring an old painting showing a woman and twomen playing chess young beautiful art expert Julia (Beckinsale) discovers the text"who killed the knight" underneath the paint. The owner of the painting tells her thatone of his forefathers was killed the painting might identify the murderer. WhenJulia's friend is killed she understands that there is more to it. She consults Domeneca chess genius who reconstructs the game from the painting. With any piece he takessomebody dies. The game becomes reality and her next move.. . could be her last!System Requirements: Running Time 112 MinFormat: DVD MOVIE Genre: MYSTERY/SUSPENSE Rating: NR UPC: 012236151074 Manufacturer No: 15107

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241 of 254 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Painless Art History Course - and mystery July 2, 2004
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UNCOVERED is a ten year old film, popular in its co-producing countries of the UK and Spain, and is finally available here for those who want to see 'early Kate Bekinsale'. The story weaves around an art restorer (Bekinsale) who finds bizarre clues in the underpainting of an old Flemish master painting that is being prepared for sale by a once rich/now destitute family. The art restorer has been raised by a fey gentleman who turns out to be part the current family requesting the restoration. As she carefully uncovers the surface of the painting and has it xrayed, she finds clues to a mystery of a murder, a murder that slowly is recreated around her. This is a good little mystery whose solution is tightly pigmented in a rather beautiful painting and a game of chess, which is the centerpiece of the painting. The cast, including Kate Bekinsale, is good if a bit campy: John Wood, Sinead Cusack, Paudge Behan, Art Malik, James Villiers, Michael Gough. But the real star of the film is the beauty of Barcelona, Spain - the setting for the story. Gaudi is everywhere! The lighting is gorgeous and the cinematography excellent. There are things with which one can quibble, not the least the techniques used by the art restoration advisors, but the one major fault with this film is the sound track. The music is abominable and the ambient sound is so loud that it sounds like a home movie instead of a professional production: you have to strain to hear the dialogue over the street sounds outside the rooms. Still in all, this is an entertaining movie, worth a watch.
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65 of 66 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A decent mystery and a star "uncovered" February 23, 2004
By tepp
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So far as I can tell, this little-known British/Spanish production had never been shown or otherwise made available in the United States prior to the release of this DVD. I first saw it on an imported videotape with Portugese subtitles. More than likely, it is being released in the U.S. now to capitalize on Kate Beckinsale's increasingly high profile. Its most noteworthy feature is the appearance of its comely star nude in no less than three scenes, her only such exposure to date.
Viewers whose main interest is seeing Ms. Beckinsale "uncovered" will not be disappointed. However, the movie itself is not so bad either. Although a little rough by Hollywood standards, it offers a decent murder mystery with an interesting twist. Beckinsale plays Julia, a rising star in the world of art restoration. An aristocratic family commissions her to work on a Renaissance painting that has been in their possession for over 500 years. It depicts two men playing chess while a woman watches in the background. Julia quickly discovers that the painting has been altered and contains clues to the murder of one of the chess players. As soon as Julia grows curious about this 500 year-old crime, someone begins killing people close to her. She can only conclude that solving the ancient mystery will provide the key to her present-day horrors.
While Julia continues to coax hidden details from the painting, she enlists the aid of a truly unique character. She hires Domenec (Paudge Behan), a sort of "chess bum," to work out the details of the game in the painting -- the moves that brought the pieces to where they are and the likely outcome of the game. The bohemian Domenick makes his living hustling high-stakes chess games (huh?).
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154 of 164 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Kate Beckinsale - uncovered! October 5, 2004
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This an entertaining although significantly contrived story that has a certain winning charm to it. The primary selling point is Kate Beckinsale, and this movie is a must for all Kate fans out there (you know who you are!).

The plot centers around a murder mystery that originates from a (previously hidden) inscription on a painting that is hundreds of years old. There is one scene that stands out above all others, where Kate is gazing at the painting. NOT ONLY does she look fantastic topless, but there is also a nice bit of symbolism in how the removal of her clothes = the uncovering of the inscription & offers a "revealation" of sorts.

This deciphering of a mystery that is the center of the film, and that scene is the "heart" of the movie. While some may feel it was an excuse for gratuitous nudity, I really think it had some symbolic relevance. But, that's just me.

When you boil it down, this film will attract people who are fans of one or more of the following three things: Kate Beckinsale, chess and murder mysteries. People who are into art & art history might perchance be attracted to this film as well. Those who enjoy it may also want to check out KNIGHT MOVES starring Christopher Lambert.
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34 of 37 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An underappreciated gem April 30, 2005
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A surprisingly good mystery with strong performances by the entire cast. This features Kate B. before the fake boobs and the fake attitude and she is delightful-possibly her best performance as an actress. Some have complained that the murder mystery is a bit contrived and of course it is--almost all murder mysteries are a bit contrived, but the intertwining of the old mystery with the new mystery is very well done. It's also a joy to see a movie which recognizes the existence of the game of chess.

One sour note is the first few minutes of the sound track which is an unbelievably wretched piece of music. Feel free to turn the sound off until there is dialogue. If you choose not to, don't say I didn't warn you.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good flick
Good flick. Recommend.
Published 13 days ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
A fascinating premise entertainingly executed - if a little contrived at the end.
Published 1 month ago by Philip D. Boettge
1.0 out of 5 stars Interesting book, awful movie
I got this movie because I read the book and I wanted to see how it would be staged. UGH. The book is fascinating but the movie took all the most interesting things about the... Read more
Published 2 months ago by MMF
3.0 out of 5 stars It's okay.
The dvd is like I expected it to be. It's a pity that it doesn't had Dutch subtitles. But never mind. I'll see the film anyway.
Published 4 months ago by Johannes C. Gerritse
5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting movie
Its Kate Beckinsale.. what more can I say, but Kate Beckinsale. come on anyone that loves Kate beckinsale will ove this DVD
Published 12 months ago by R. A. Dinell
2.0 out of 5 stars No subtitle in the movie
Very disappointed that the movie is no english subtitle. How to I know more about the DVD before I buy it ?
Published 13 months ago by nobelman
3.0 out of 5 stars Cute story with a little vulgarity.
The mystery was a little detached but interesting. Visually beautiful with an adorable young lady Kate Beckinsale. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Peter D Giatrakis
4.0 out of 5 stars Kate Beckinsale shines!
This was a decent film but Kate Beckinsale's performance was the reason that I purchased this disk. I would recommend this movie.
Published 18 months ago by mvo2525
3.0 out of 5 stars Beckinsales so HOT
Well i guess its an interesting storyline and any movie that shows kates boobs gets an extra star JUST for that. So its a 2 star and an extra for kate being SO fine. Read more
Published 19 months ago by Darkshaman
4.0 out of 5 stars Twisty
So, this film is based on the novel "The Flanders Panel" and is a twisty little tale that comes from a 500 year old murder mystery hidden in a painting that turns out to... Read more
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