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    Unique ID Code: 0000013782
    Added by: DVD Reviewer
    Added on: 13/2/2001 20:56
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    Any Given Sunday (Australia)

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    Life is a contact sport
    Certificate: MA
    Running Time: 150 mins
    Retail Price: 36.95
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    Life is a contact sport and football is life when three-time Academy Award–winning filmmaker Oliver Stone and a dynamic acting ensemble explore the fortunes of the Miami Sharks in `Any Given Sunday`.

    At the 50-yard line of this gridiron cosmos is Al Pacino as Tony D’Amato, the embattled Sharks coach facing a full-on blitz of team strife plus a new, marketing-savvy Sharks owner (Cameron Diaz) who’s sure Tony is way too old-school.

    An injured quarterback (Dennis Quaid), a flashy, bull-headed backup QB (Jamie Foxx), a slithery team doctor (James Woods) and a running back with an incentive-laden contract (LL Cool J) also provide some of the stories that zigzag like diagrams in a playbook.

    Special Features:
    Interactive Menus
    Scene Access
    `Full Contact` HBO Making Of Documentary
    Three music videos from Jamie Foxx and LL Cool J
    Gag Reel/Out-takes including montages
    Screen Tests & Auditions
    Extra footage including 16 deleted/extended scenes with optional commentary
    Isolated Score
    Stills Gallery
    The Art Of Selling
    Director`s Commentary
    Cast & Crew Commentary
    DVD-ROM feature: Grid Iron Challenge trivia game, Weblinks, Complete
    Theatrical Website, Essys & Reviews, From Screen To Script, Virtual Edit
    Dual region coded 2 & 4

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English
    Dolby Digital 5.1 Italian

    Subtitle Tracks:

    Directed By:
    Oliver Stone

    Written By:

    LL Cool J
    Elizabeth Berkley
    James Woods
    Dennis Quaid
    Jamie Foxx
    Cameron Diaz
    Al Pacino

    Casting By:
    Mary Vernieu
    Billy Hopkins

    Soundtrack By:
    Robbie Robertson
    Michael A. Reagan
    Tony McAnaney
    Michael A. Levine
    Paul Kelly
    Camara Kambon
    Richard Horowitz
    Bill Brown
    Swizz Beat

    Director of Photography:
    Salvatore Totino

    Stuart Waks
    Keith Salmon
    Thomas J. Nordberg
    Stuart Levy

    Costume Designer:
    Mary Zophres

    Production Designer:
    Victor Kempster

    Clayton Townsend
    Lauren Shuler Donner
    Richard Rutowski
    Jonathan Krauss
    Eric Hamburg
    Dan Halsted

    Executive Producer:
    Oliver Stone
    Richard Donner

    Warner Bros

    Your Opinions and Comments

    9 / 10
    The region 4 release of Any Given Sunday is almost identical to the UK region 2 package. The only differences are the inclusion of an Italian 5.1 audio track (I believe the R2 disc has a French track instead), and the fact that the disc is actually dual coded for regions 2 & 4 (like most R4 Warner discs). This makes it attractive to those people who still may have `virgin` DVD players. It`s also cheaper than the UK disc, you can expect to have it delivered from Australia in under a week for about £13. Oh, it doesn`t come in one of those horrible snapper things either.

    Full review of the film can be seen over on the R2 disc`s page.
    posted by Chris Gould on 13/2/2001 23:09