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    Unique ID Code: 0000028548
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    Added on: 8/1/2002 22:26
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    Con Air (UK)

    7 / 10
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    Get Ready To Fly
    Certificate: 18
    Running Time: 111 mins
    Retail Price: £17.99
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    Fasten your seat belts as Oscar winner Nicolas Cage (`Face/Off`; `The Rock`) takes you on the most dangerous flight of your life in the smash hit action thriller from the creator of `The Rock` and `Crimson Tide`...`Con Air`!

    On an aircraft carrying some of the most notorious criminals of all time, the recently paroled Cameron Poe (Cage) is hitching a ride home to his wife and daughter. But he suddenly finds himself embroiled in a mid-air skyjacking masterminded by Cyrus `The Virus` Grissom (John Malkovich - `In The Line Of Fire`).

    While Cameron fights to keep these savage convicts from massacring everyone on board as they career towards the famed Las Vegas Strip, a Government agent on the ground (John Cusack - `Grosse Pointe Blank`) battles to keep this overzealous superiors from blowing the plane into oblivion! Amazing stunts and visual effects add heart-pounding suspense to this must-see action hit of the year!

    Special Features:
    Interactive Menus
    Scene Access
    View From Above
    The Destruction Of Las Vegas
    Original Theatrical Trailer

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English
    Dolby Digital 5.1 Spanish
    Dolby Digital 5.1 German

    Subtitle Tracks:

    Directed By:
    Simon West

    Written By:

    Steve Buscemi
    Danny Trejo
    M.C. Gainey
    Landry Allbright
    John Cusack
    Monica Potter
    Nicolas Cage

    Casting By:
    Victoria Thomas
    Jeanne McCarthy
    Matthew Barry

    Soundtrack By:
    Diane Warren
    Trevor Rabin
    Mark Mancina
    Paul Linford

    Director of Photography:
    David Tattersall

    Glen Scantlebury
    Steve Mirkovich
    Chris Lebenzon

    Costume Designer:
    Bobbie Read

    Jerry Bruckheimer
    Kenny Bates

    Executive Producer:
    Chad Oman
    Jim Kouf
    Jonathan Hensleigh
    Peter Bogart
    Lynn Bigelow

    Buena Vista

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    7 / 10
    A bit of a no-brainer popcorn movie - not that there is anything wrong with that! While I am a huge fan of both Cage and Cusack, I felt that this movie was just a little too… well… cheesy (yes, I'm talking about the bunny rabbit). Again, there is nothing particularly wrong with cheesy, I am all for cheese now and again. I just felt this was a little too over the top and is therefore only good rather than excellent.

    Having said that, Con Air is still a great fun, and for some reason I enjoyed it much more on it's second viewing (could be that I knew to switch my brain off before the film started this time!). What are utterly disappointing however are the extras, which are really quite pitiful. 2 poor (and short) featurettes and 2 trailers are not really what I'd called fully loaded on the extras front. Although it's better than the original disc that didn't even have a trailer!

    Still, picture & audio quality are very good. And John Malkovich is pretty good in it. Good fun.
    posted by Rich Davies on 26/11/2002 20:41
    7 / 10
    A great movie. 7/10.
    posted by LFC_Lad on 2/12/2004 01:54