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Unique ID Code: 0000013529
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Added on: 5/2/2001 19:24
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Dinosaur (2 disc set) (US)

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Certificate: PG
Running Time: 82 mins
Retail Price: $39.99
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Presenting the all-encompassing 2-disc DVD edition of Disney`s Dinosaur. Go behind the scenes for a unique, inside view of the film that was twelve years in the making, and includes over 1,300 individual special effects!

Disney`s Dinosaur, the most technologically advanced film ever, takes you on an action-packed journey back in time 65 million years! This pulse-quickening story of a herd of dinosaurs overcoming the challenge of their lives, is a unique blend of spectacular live-action photography and outstanding computer-generated Disney animation. Startlingly realistic characters and stunning backgrounds are all captured with absolute brilliance and superior sound, created directly from the digital source.

Special Features:
Interactive Menus
Scene Access
Created Directly From The Digital Source
Audio Commentary #1 - Directors and Effects Supervisors
Audio Commentary #2 - Producer and Production Team
Film Facts Fossil Dig - Go "Behind The Scenes" As You Watch The Film
"Dinopedia" - Animated Dinosaur Fun Facts
"DinoSearch" - Search And Assemble Game
"Aladar`s Adventure" - Virtual Reality Game
TheatreVision - Descriptive Audio Track For The Visually Impaired
Isolated Sound Effects Track
DVD-ROM And Weblinks
The Development Of Dinosaur
Computer Animation Tests
Dinosaur Design Featurettes
Concept Art
Character Design
Creating A Prehistoric World
Special Effects Featurette
Story Reel
3-D Workbook
Progression Reels
Music And Sound Design
Audio Mix Demonstration
Abandoned Sequences
Publicity Materials (Trailers/TV Spots)
Hidden "Easter Eggs"

Video Tracks:
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1

Audio Tracks:
Dolby Digital 5.1 English
Dolby Digital Stereo 2.0 French
DTS 5.1 English

Subtitle Tracks:
CC: English

Directed By:
Ralph Zondag
Eric Leighton

Written By:

Della Reese
Joan Plowright
Peter Siragusa
Julianna Margulies
Samuel E. Wright
Hayden Panettiere
Max Casella
Ossie Davis
Alfre Woodard
D.B. Sweeney

Casting By:
Ruth Lambert
Mary Hidalgo

Soundtrack By:
James Newton Howard

Director of Photography:
S. Douglas Smith
David R. Hardberger

H. Lee Peterson

Production Designer:
Walter P. Martishius

Pam Marsden
Baker Bloodworth

Disney Pictures

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9 / 10
This is an excellent dvd, with tons and tons of extras. The video is extremely good (you can tell this was created directly from the digital source) and the D.D.5.1 sound is very good aswell. The menus are done really well with a good use music and visuals. There are at least 4 easter eggs on the second disc which can be easily found. All in all an excellent dvd for kids and adults alike. Now the bad part! For some reason the first disc has compatability problems with these dvd players -
Samsung 511, 709
JVC 515/503
LG 3000/3500
these problems range from subtitles appearing for no reason and cannot be turn off, the picture changing different ratios etc. Play 247 will not give refunds on this disc if you have one of the players above. My dvd was played on the Samsung 709 and I encounted these problems, but finding about these problems on the web, I`ve learned that upgrading my firmware to the latest version solves this. It does spoil a great dvd and hopefully Disney may correct this for the region 2 version.
posted by David Garner on 6/2/2001 18:32
9 / 10
Just a short note to say:
a) low on story, but more than makes up for it when you spend the whole movie gaping at the effects - it still flows and does the usual disney heart-string tugs!
b) this is THE version to get with the DTS track - the UK DD track has all the bass reduced so the carnosaur chase, meteor strike etc are robbed of their gravity. watching the UK version it was just kinda cool, the DTS track elevated it into near-scary territory. fun fun fun

as to the extras... unbelievable. EVERYTHING!!! best of all the intro to the second disc`s menus follows the carnosaur chase at the beginning, slowly stripping back layers of effects, overlay and live footage before it reaches the menu, a very effective demonstration of how much work goes into such a scene and a good convincer to show why "making of" discs are a great thing

so yer... perfect apart from the weak story, so an 8 for that :)
posted by Iain M on 9/4/2001 18:08