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    Unique ID Code: 0000016288
    Added by: DVD Reviewer
    Added on: 10/4/2001 12:23
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    Men of Honor (US)

    8 / 10
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    History is made by those who break the rules
    Certificate: R
    Running Time: 128 mins
    Retail Price: $29.99
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    Cuba Gooding, Jr. and Robert De Niro "deliver powerhouse performances" (Chicago Tribune) in this triumphant epic inspired by the life of Carl Brashear.

    Men of Honor tells the courageous tale of an African-American sailor (Gooding) who dared to dream of becoming a U.S. Navy Master Diver. Despite a ruthless training officer (De Niro) and a tragic shipboard accident, Carl`s iron will is never broken. Against all odds, he pushes on to achieve the impossible in an incredible finish that will leave you cheering.

    Special Features:
    Interactive Menus
    Scene Access
    Alternate Ending
    Deleted Scenes
    Animated Storyboards
    Commentary by Director George Tillman, Jr., by Cuba Gooding, Jr., and Producer Robert Teitel
    "Making Of" Featurette
    "MasterChief: A Tribute to Carl Brashear" Documentary
    "Win" Music Video by Brian McKnight
    Theatrical Trailer and TV Spots

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English
    Dolby Digital Surround 2.0 English
    Dolby Digital Surround 2.0 French

    Subtitle Tracks:
    CC: English

    Directed By:
    George Tillman Jr.

    Written By:

    Michael Rapaport
    Hal Holbrook
    Aunjanue Ellis
    Charlize Theron
    Cuba Gooding Jr.
    Robert De Niro

    Soundtrack By:
    Mark Isham

    Director of Photography:
    Anthony B. Richmond

    Dirk Westervelt
    John Carter

    Costume Designer:
    Salvador Pérez Jr.

    Production Designer:
    Leslie Dilley

    Robert Teitel
    Bill Badalato

    Executive Producer:
    Stan Robertson
    Bill Cosby

    Twentieth Century Fox

    Your Opinions and Comments

    7 / 10
    This is your ordinary "black guy against the racist white system" kind of a movie.
    While the leads are both very good, the plot is not entirely coherent and the movie is a bit long for the average viewer.
    The video transfer is very good. There are no compression signs at all, and the visuals (both underwater and above the surface) are presented very nicely.
    The DD 5.1 soundtrack is surprisingly good. Being a drama rather than a thriller, I did not expect the soundtrack to be so good, but it is. The soundtrack makes a good usage of the surrounds and the dialog is always clear.
    The menus are all beautifully animated with sound. Do notice, however, that you can get sea sick from watching the menus.
    The extras include a commentary, a behind the scenes look, 12 deleted scenes (including a bad alternate ending), an animated storyboard and a music video. All in all, the extras are good.
    Bottom line - This movie is, in fact, enjoyable, but only if you are into your regular "black guy against the racist white system" genre. And quite frankly, I think I`ve seen enough of these movies.
    posted by Zvi Josef on 12/4/2001 19:22
    8 / 10
    Inspiring true life tale that is portrayed very well. Cuba Gooding Junior and Robert De Niro were great. Superb visuals for a couple of the underwater scenes. However I would agree with some others that it might slightly drag on a little bit and doesn`t stand out as one of the better coloured man meets racist man pictures.
    V Good nonetheless and a worthy addition to my bulging collection.
    posted by Andy Milner on 26/5/2001 21:17