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Unique ID Code: 0000010721
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Added on: 12/11/2000 22:35
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Perfect Storm, The (UK)

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From the director of `Das Boot` and `Air Force One`
Certificate: 12
Running Time: 125 mins
Retail Price: £19.99
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Atlantic swells form 100-foot walls. Wind shrieks at a maxed-out Force 12. In October 1991 three raging weather fronts, one of them Hurricane Grace, combine to form the greatest storm in recorded history.

George Clooney and Mark Wahlberg lead a talented cast in this harrowing special-effects adventure that intercuts the plight of seafarers struggling to reach safe harbor with the heroics of air/sea rescue crews.

Directed by Wolfgang Petersen, The Perfect Storm tosses excitement your way in waves.

Special Features:
Interactive Menus
Scene Access
Theatrical Trailer
2 Audio commentaries - Wolfgang Petersen & Sebastian Junger
HBO Documentary `Creating The Storm`
Real life Interviews witnesses to the storm
Stills Gallery
239 stills plus conceptual art with commentary by W. Petersen

Video Tracks:
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1

Audio Tracks:
Dolby Digital 5.1 German
Dolby Digital EX 5.1 English

Subtitle Tracks:
CC: German
CC: English

Directed By:
Wolfgang Petersen

Written By:

Karen Allen
William Fichtner
Diane Lane
John C. Reilly
Mark Wahlberg
George Clooney

Casting By:
Jane Jenkins
Janet Hirshenson

Soundtrack By:
James Horner

Director of Photography:
John Seale

Richard Francis-Bruce

Costume Designer:
Erica Edell Phillips

Production Designer:
William Sandell

Paula Weinstein
Wolfgang Petersen
Brian McNulty
Gail Katz
Alan B. Curtiss

Executive Producer:
Barry Levinson
Duncan Henderson

Warner Bros

Your Opinions and Comments

3 / 10
I could not beleive how overated this film is.
I was tempted to order Region 1, I`m glad I didn`t.

All American hero nonsense.

Oh no another wave!!!!!
posted by Welsh Paul. on 27/11/2000 21:00
7 / 10
the sound and picture quality are greatthe extra features are excellent but the film itself lacks the repeat viewing.its a good film.but i doubt id watch it again.
posted by flair on 28/11/2000 19:36
7 / 10
I enjoyed this one, great drama and tension. Although, all that was lacking was an American Flag flowing at the end as the boat drives into the storm.

Sound and Picture, kicked some and the extras aren`t bad. But what the hell is Bruce Springsteen singing the theme for?
posted by James Clews on 18/12/2000 22:17
9 / 10
Not having seen this film before buying it, I wasn’t sure what to expect. What I found was a fairly entertaining movie with some awesome special effects but I felt that the drama with the crew of the Andrea Gail wasn’t very well handled. In the end they were wearing thin even after so much of the film was dedicated to their character development. However George Clooney and Mark Wahlberg turned in good performances and save the film in that department.
The storm sequences are very well made and you find out how they were made in a good ‘Making of’ documentary that runs for a good twenty minutes.
Two other documentaries are included, a surprisingly short one entitled ‘witnesses to the storm’ that has interviews with people that saw the real storm. The other is ‘Creating an emotion’ that is about the James Horner score.
Other features include a short trailer, a conceptual art gallery that has Wolfgang Petersen’s commentary with it. A nice extra that shows that there has been some effort put into it to not make it just another photo gallery.
The storyboard gallery is good and has most of the key scenes featured.
After a montage of action clips from the film the disc has a rather static and boring menu system. Full marks for the number of chapter stops, there are 39 in all.
Great entertainment but don’t expect anything special.
posted by groovedoctor on 14/4/2001 00:52
10 / 10
This is a great DVD with plenty of special features. This disc deserves 10/10.
posted by LFC_Lad on 26/3/2003 22:39