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    Unique ID Code: 0000017589
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    Added on: 6/5/2001 12:02
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    Eraser (US)

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    He will erase your past to protect your future
    Certificate: R
    Running Time: 115 mins
    Retail Price: $19.98
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    Arnold Schwarzenegger plays John Kruger, a U.S. Marshal who "erases" the lives and identities of people entering the Witness Protection Program. Kruger must protect an executive (Vanessa Williams) who`s uncovered a deal to put a new superweapon in the wrong hands. It`s a do-or-die assignment. So Kruger makes sure he does in a nonstop action spree that includes plunging from an airplane after his parachute, turning ravenous alligators into instant luggage, outbraining ultratech security and outbrawning killers with hypervelocity weapons.

    For power-packed excitement, Eraser is unstoppable.

    Special Features:
    Interactive Menus
    Scene Access
    Cast & Crew Bios
    Theatrical Trailer

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English
    Dolby Digital 5.1 Finnish

    Subtitle Tracks:
    CC: English

    Directed By:
    Chuck Russell

    Written By:

    Robert Pastorelli
    James Coburn
    Vanessa L. Williams
    James Caan
    Arnold Schwarzenegger

    Casting By:
    Bonnie Timmermann

    Soundtrack By:
    Walter Werzowa
    Alan Silvestri

    Director of Photography:
    Adam Greenberg

    Michael Tronick

    Costume Designer:
    Richard Bruno

    Production Designer:
    Bill Kenney

    Caroline Pham
    Arnold Kopelson
    Anne Kopelson
    Frank Capra III
    Stephen Brown

    Executive Producer:
    Michael Tadross
    Chuck Russell

    Warner Bros

    Your Opinions and Comments

    6 / 10
    Arnie`s back, and this time he`s a marshal with the witness protection programme, who quickly finds he`s bitten off more than he can chew when one of his witnesses (Vanessa Williams) uncovers a massive illegal arms deal. It`s not one of his best films, but it`s still very entertaining throughout, with some superb action scenes and lots of high-tech weaponry on show.

    To me, the only thing that really lets the film down is the scene in the reptile house. Those computer generated crocodiles look *very* fake, and completely ruin any sense of danger. (Jurassic Park has a lot to answer for!)

    Eraser was one of the first ever R1 DVDs, and it shows. It`s pretty good by 1997 standards (you do get a decent anamorphic transfer in the proper 2.35:1 ratio, and a good DD5.1 soundtrack), but it`s spartan as far as extras go. All you get are some cast biographies, and a trailer.

    By the way, the UK R2 release of this movie was heavily censored by the BBFC, so if you`re an Arnie fan, it`s well worth investing in this uncut Region 1 edition.
    posted by Mike G on 17/4/2003 16:20
    7 / 10
    Just a quickie. Good Arnie film with plenty of action and humour.

    The R1 beats the R2 hands down simply because the R2 release was sodomised by the BBFC and was cut by something like 3 minutes. Most of the violence isn`t that bad to be honest, and I wonder if today it would have been passed uncut???

    Anyway, the picture is good but not great. The sound is fairly satisfying, especially in the "plane" scene.

    Basically, if you like Arnie and his films, you should like this.
    posted by chewie on 15/8/2003 20:57