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    Unique ID Code: 0000023235
    Added by: DVD Reviewer
    Added on: 1/10/2001 00:53
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    Deep Impact (UK)

    7 / 10
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    Oceans rise, cities fall, hope survives
    Certificate: 12
    Running Time: 116 mins
    Retail Price: £19.99
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    What would you do if you knew that in a handful of days an enormous comet would collide with Earth and all humanity could be annihilated?

    The countdown to doomsday is underway in this `gut-wrenching, eye-opening blast of a movie experience`.

    Mimi Leder directs, guiding an all-star cast featuring Robert Duvall, Tea Leoni, Elijah Wood, Vanessa Redgrave, Maximillian Schell and Morgan Freeman. With the film`s dynamic fusion of large-scale excitement and touching, human-scale storylines, Deep Impact makes its impact felt in a big unforgettable way.

    Special Features:
    Interactive Menus
    Scene Access
    2 Theatrical Trailers

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English
    Dolby Digital 5.1 German

    Subtitle Tracks:

    Directed By:
    Mimi Leder

    Written By:

    Morgan Freeman
    Maximilian Schell
    Vanessa Redgrave
    Elijah Wood
    Téa Leoni
    Robert Duvall

    Soundtrack By:
    James Horner

    Director of Photography:
    Dietrich Lohmann

    David Rosenbloom

    Costume Designer:
    Ruth Myers

    Production Designer:
    Leslie Dilley

    Visual Effects:
    Industrial Light & Magic

    David Brown
    Richard D. Zanuck

    Executive Producer:
    Walter Parkes
    Joan Bradshaw
    Steven Spielberg

    Four Front

    Your Opinions and Comments

    7 / 10
    A very good movie that suffered a lot, mainly due to the fact that it was released together with "Armageddon".
    I think, however, that it is a better drama than "Armageddon" is, since its plot is more about people and relationships and less about special effects.
    The video transfer is very good. There are no compression signs at all and the special effects really look great (and scaringly real).
    The DD 5.1 soundtrack is excellent. The surrounds are constantly used and the channel separation is great. The sub gets a lot of workout in various scenes, and that`s a good thing.
    The menus are all still and silent.
    The disc has no extras at all. What a shame.
    Bottom line - a very good "oh no, it`s the end of the world" movie with believable characters and a nice plot.

    "Deep Impact" revisited - May 2003
    Watching the movie for the second time, almost two years after initially watching it, was a very nice experience. The plot still remains solid, the characters - believable and the special effects - decent, yet not too overwhelming.
    The video transfer is very good. I could not detect any compression signs and the picture is clear of any defects.
    The DD 5.1 soundtrack is very good as well. The surrounds do a good job throughout the movie.
    The menus are still and silent.
    Alas, the disc offers no extras.
    Bottom line - a very good movie, nice visuals, great sound, but, alas, a bare disc. Still - recommended.
    posted by Zvi Josef on 1/10/2001 21:05