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    Unique ID Code: 0000021942
    Added by: DVD Reviewer
    Added on: 26/8/2001 13:14
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    15 Minutes (US)

    7 / 10
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    Certificate: R
    Running Time: 121 mins
    Retail Price: $26.98
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    Today, there are just three requirements for murder: the motive, the means and the media. Robert DeNiro and Edward Burns pack serious heat in this supercharged action-thriller.

    When two Eastern European criminals decide that the fastest route to fame and fortune in the U.S. is infamy, they embark on a vicious, headline-grabbing killing rampage. Hot on their trail are a veteran homicide detective (Robert DeNiro) and a young arson investigator (Edward Burns). Against a frenzied backdrop of tabloid TV and justice gone mad, they are drawn into the killers` explosive game of cat and mouse as the mean streets of New York erupt into a battlefield.

    Co-starring Kelsey Grammer (TV`s Frasier) and Melina Kanakaredes (TV`s Providence), 15 Minutes is "a sheer adrenaline rush" (Movieline) that will leave you breathless!

    Special Features:
    Interactive Menus
    Scene Access
    Documentary: 15 Minutes Of TrueTabloid Stars
    Documentary: Does Crime Pay?
    Fact Track - Trivia Subtitle Track with Direct Access to Additional Features
    Feature-Length Audio Commentary with Director John Herzfeld
    Deleted Scenes with Director Commentary
    "Oleg`s Videos" - Video Footage Captured from the Actor`s Perspective
    God Lives Underwater Music Video: "Fame"
    Original Theatrical Trailer

    DVD-ROM Features:
    Script-To-Screen Access to the Film
    Link To Original Website
    Exclusive Access To On-Line Infinifilm Features

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1

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

    Subtitle Tracks:
    CC: English

    Directed By:
    John Herzfeld

    Written By:

    Karel Roden
    Melina Kanakaredes
    Avery Brooks
    Kelsey Grammer
    Edward Burns
    Robert De Niro

    Casting By:
    Mindy Marin

    Soundtrack By:
    J. Peter Robinson
    Anthony Marinelli

    Director of Photography:
    Jean-Yves Escoffier

    Steven Cohen

    Costume Designer:
    April Ferry

    Production Designer:
    Mayne Schuyler Berke

    Nick Wechsler
    John Herzfeld
    David Gaines
    James M. Freitag
    David Blocker
    Keith Addis

    Executive Producer:
    Claire Rudnick Polstein

    New Line Productions

    Your Opinions and Comments

    7 / 10
    A long, boring and disappointing thriller, that despite the ambitious cast, lacks a decent script.
    The video transfer is very good. There are no compression signs and the picture looks just great. Take a look at the 1:05:00 mark for some beautiful saturated colors.
    The DD 5.1 soundtrack is good. While there are several action scenes, the surrounds are not particularly active.
    The menus are all animated with sound.
    The extras include a commentary, 2 featurettes about the nature of the American media, 6 deleted scenes, 2 hand-held camera takes of 2 scenes in the movie and a music video.
    This disk uses a new "Infinifilm" method which allows you to interact with the movie. Pretty nice, though in this case, it doesn`t help the boring movie.
    Bottom line - a boring movie that is accompanied by a great looking disk.
    posted by Zvi Josef on 26/8/2001 22:14
    4 / 10
    Putrid rubbish
    posted by Richard73 on 5/12/2001 00:24
    9 / 10
    unlike the other reviews i thought that the film was quite good,the only thing that was stupid was to include some really
    violent scenes apart from that the film is fine,the film is also
    bumbed up with the infini film and some decent extras,the picture and sound are excellent
    posted by verhoeven on 6/1/2002 09:26