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    Unique ID Code: 0000014674
    Added by: DVD Reviewer
    Added on: 2/3/2001 09:30
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    Meet the Parents (US)

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    First comes love. Then comes the interrogation
    Certificate: PG-13
    Running Time: 108 mins
    Retail Price: $26.98
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    Male nurse Greg Focker (Ben Stiller) is poised to propose to his girlfriend Pam (Teri Polo) during a weekend stay at her parents` home. But here`s the catch... he needs to ask her father first.

    Alas, the fur flies as Jack Byrnes, Pam`s cat-crazy, ex-CIA father, played hysterically by Academy Award winner Robert DeNiro, takes an immediate dislike to her less-than truthful beau. Greg`s quest for approval gets seriously sidetracked as Murphy`s Law takes over and a hilarious string of mishaps turns him into a master of disaster and total pariah in the eyes of the entire family... all except for his shell-shocked girlfriend, who can`t believe she still loves her one-man wrecking crew.

    Meet The Parents, from the director of Austin Powers, is an uproarious blockbuster hit that bombards you with one laugh after another, as true love tries to conquer all, against all odds.

    Special Features:
    Interactive Menus
    Scene Access
    Spotlight On Location: An exclusive featurette on the making of Meet The Parents featuring interviews with the cast and crew and never-before-seen behind-the-scenes footage
    Feature Commentary with Director Jay Roach and Editor Jon Poll
    Feature Commentary with Cast Members Robert DeNiro, Ben Stiller, Director Jay Roach and Producer Jane Rosenthal
    Deleted Scenes with Commentary
    Lie Detector Test
    Forecaster Game
    Production Notes
    Cast and Filmmakers Biographies and Film Highlights
    Theatrical Trailer

    DVD-ROM Features:
    Screen Savers and Wallpaper

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1

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

    Subtitle Tracks:
    CC: English

    Directed By:
    Jay Roach

    Written By:

    Nicole DeHuff
    Blythe Danner
    Teri Polo
    Ben Stiller
    Robert De Niro

    Casting By:
    Ellen Chenoweth

    Soundtrack By:
    Randy Newman

    Director of Photography:
    Peter James

    Jon Poll

    Costume Designer:
    Daniel Orlandi

    Production Designer:
    Rusty Smith

    Shauna Weinberg
    Jim Vincent
    Nancy Tenenbaum
    Amy Sayre
    Jane Rosenthal
    Jay Roach
    Emo Philips
    Greg Glienna
    Robert De Niro

    Executive Producer:
    Steven Spielberg

    Universal Pictures

    Your Opinions and Comments

    8 / 10
    A hilarious and fun movie that guarantees a nice evening with all your mates.
    Both Stiller and De Niro are wonderful. This movie goes to show yet again, that other than the fact that De Niro is a gifted actor, he is a versatile one as well.
    The video transfer is very good. All the colors are rendered beautifully and there are no compression signs at all. Pay special attention to the colors of the cat - they are extremely difficult to get - but this transfer does an excellent job in showing them.
    The DTS and DD 5.1 soundtracks are ok. They are not spectacular to the ear, but are very nice. The surrounds are used on several occasions for some ambience. Do listen to the opening song. It`s hilarious.
    The menus are all animated with sounds. Since they contain parts of the movie, they are hilarious as well.
    The extras are really good and there`s plenty of them: 2 commentaries, a behind the scenes look, a couple of deleted scenes, some outtakes, 2 interactive games, some production notes, a special offer to the new park in Orlando and a VERY promising trailer of "The Mummy Returns" (in full DD 5.1).
    Bottom line - almost 2 full hours of laughs. Go for it.
    posted by Zvi Josef on 2/3/2001 13:16