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    Unique ID Code: 0000011231
    Added by: DVD Reviewer
    Added on: 21/11/2000 07:20
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    Chicken Run: Special Edition (US)

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    This aint no chick flick!
    Certificate: G
    Running Time: 84 mins
    Retail Price: $26.99
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    Rocky the rooster and Ginger the chicken decides its time to rebel against the evil Mr & Mrs Tweedy, owners of the chicken farm where they are held.

    Together with the farms` other chickens they lead a great escape from the murderous farmers, and their certain doom!

    Special Features:
    Interactive Menus
    Scene Access
    Directors` Commentary with Peter Lord and Nick Park
    DVD-ROM On-Screen Fun: Two Egg-cellent Interactive Games, Desk Top Icons and Pets, Calculator, Screensavers and Poster Sets
    Read-Along to the Hilarious Script
    Two Fascinating Behind-the-Scenes Featurettes
    Screaming Chicken Panic Button
    Trailers, Bios, Production Notes and Other Hidden Surprises

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English
    Dolby Digital Surround 2.0 English
    DTS ES 6.1 English

    Subtitle Tracks:
    CC: English

    Directed By:
    Nick Park
    Peter Lord

    Written By:

    Imelda Staunton
    Timothy Spall
    Julia Sawalha
    Miranda Richardson
    Jane Horrocks
    Tony Haygarth
    Mel Gibson
    Lynn Ferguson
    Phil Daniels

    Casting By:
    Patsy Pollock

    Soundtrack By:
    Geoff Zanelli
    James McKee Smith
    John Powell
    Harry Gregson-Williams

    Director of Photography:
    Dave Alex Riddett
    Tristan Oliver

    Mark Solomon

    Costume Designer:
    Sally Taylor

    Production Designer:
    Phil Lewis

    Lenny Young
    David Sproxton
    Carla Shelley
    Nick Park
    Peter Lord

    Executive Producer:
    Steven Spielberg
    Michael Rose
    Jeffrey Katzenberg
    Jake Eberts


    Your Opinions and Comments

    9 / 10
    Hilarious, touching and totally awesome. These are some of the best words to describe this movie. 100% enjoyable.
    The notion of "free the animals" is very familiar to me (being a vegetarian) and this movie does it justice. The movie starts with a very creepy and WWII death camps atmosphere but soon moves to a lighter, funnier one.
    The video transfer is perfect. You can only watch in awe how all the characters were animated. Obviously, the transfer is clean of scratches and blemishes.
    The DTS (6.1, by the way) soundtrack and the DD 5.1 soundtrack are great. They both give out excellent performance from all the discrete channels and both use the surrounds to perfection. I could not find a real difference between the DTS and the DD 5.1 tracks other than the fact that the DTS was a bit louder.
    The menus are all hilariously animated and contain parts of the movie.
    The extras include a commentary (a rather regular, but interesting one), a nice look behind the scenes, a cute read-along (don`t look at it before watching the movie) and hilarious panic button (again - don`t press it before watching the movie in its entirety). Oh yeah, don`t miss trailer #2 - it made me laugh so much.
    Bottom line - a great movie which I believe teenagers and adults would enjoy much more than kids. Don`t miss this one.
    posted by Zvi Josef on 15/12/2000 14:03