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    Unique ID Code: 0000018506
    Added by: DVD Reviewer
    Added on: 29/5/2001 13:59
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    Mercury Rising (UK)

    7 / 10
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    Someone knows too much
    Certificate: 15
    Running Time: 107 mins
    Retail Price: £19.99
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    Art Jeffries (Bruce Willis), a renegade FBI agent, combats ruthless Federal agents to protect Simon, a nine-year-old autistic boy, who has cracked the government`s new `unbreakable` code.

    He can read Mercury, the most advanced encryption code, as easily as other kids read English. This ability renders the new billion-dollar secret code vunerable, especially if enemies of the United States should learn of Simon`s abilities and capture him.

    Program Chief Nick Kudrow (Alec Baldwin) orders the "security threat" eliminated, but Kudrow hasn`t counted on Jeffries getting involved. As they are trailed by deadly assassins, Jeffries quickly realizes that no one can be trusted. Now time is running out and he discovers his only hope of survival is using Simon`s special ability to bring their adversaries to justice.

    Special Features:
    Interactive Menus
    Scene Access
    Feature commentary with director Harold Becker
    Watch the Mercury Rising an original documentary featuring interviews with director Harold Becker, cast members Bruce Willis, Chi McBride, Kim Dickens and producer Brian Grazer
    Theatrical Trailer
    Production Photographs
    Production notes
    Cast & Filmaker`s Notes
    Deleted Scenes

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English
    Dolby Digital 5.1 French
    Dolby Digital 5.1 Spanish
    Dolby Digital Stereo 2.0 Portuguese
    Dolby Digital 5.1 German
    Dolby Digital Stereo 2.0 Italian

    Subtitle Tracks:

    Directed By:
    Harold Becker

    Written By:

    Kim Dickens
    Chi McBride
    Miko Hughes
    Alec Baldwin
    Bruce Willis

    Casting By:
    Nancy Klopper

    Soundtrack By:
    Carter Burwell
    John Barry

    Director of Photography:
    Michael Seresin

    Peter Honess

    Costume Designer:
    Betsy Heimann

    Production Designer:
    Patrizia Von Brandenstein

    Maureen Peyrot
    Paul Neesan
    Thomas J. Mack
    Karen Kehela
    Brian Grazer

    Executive Producer:
    Joseph Singer
    Ric Kidney

    Columbia / Tristar

    Your Opinions and Comments

    7 / 10
    A so-called thriller that is neither thrilling, nor particularly interesting.
    Willis is doing his usual job of semi-acting. Hughes is rather annoying (probably due to his precise portray of an autistic kid) and Baldwin is nowhere to be seen.
    The video transfer is ok. Nothing amazing, but ok. There are no compression signs and the special effects are simple, yet convincing.
    The DD 5.1 soundtrack is good. The surrounds are used frequently and the LFE channel is very active. The disk boasts an impressive collection of 7 audio tracks in various European languages - very rare for a movie which is not an animated feature.
    The menus are all still.
    The extras include a commentary, a 30 minute behind the scenes look, some deleted scenes, a photo gallery and some production notes.
    Bottom line - a rather boring thriller that does not deliver the goods. Sorry.
    posted by Zvi Josef on 29/5/2001 14:24
    6 / 10
    Bruce Willis = Good Guy * Alec Balwin = Bad Guy + sentiment with Kid = Predicable thriller
    posted by Richard73 on 4/12/2001 23:32