Based on the 1934 film "Death Takes a Holiday," this moody fantasy stars Brad Pitt as the spirit of Death, incarnated in the body of recent car crash victim "Joe Black," who puts off claiming business magnate William Parrish (Anthony Hopkins) for a few days so that Joe can learn from him the joys and pains of mortal existence. Things get complicated, though, when Joe falls for Parrish's youngest daughter (Claire Forlani). With Marcia Gay Harden, Jake Weber; Martin Brest directs. 180 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, French Dolby Digital Surround; theatrical trailer; biographies.