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    Unique ID Code: 0000029866
    Added by: DVD Reviewer
    Added on: 31/1/2002 07:17
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    Atlantis: The Lost Empire (US)

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    Certificate: PG
    Running Time: 96 mins
    Retail Price: $29.99
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    From the creative team who brought you The Lion King and Beauty And The Beast comes an exciting quest of adventure and discovery. Join the expedition and search below the sea for one of the greatest mysteries of all time… Atlantis: The Lost Empire.

    The world`s most highly qualified crew of archeologists and explorers are led by the mysteries of the sea. The underwater expedition takes an unexpected turn when the team`s mission must switch from exploring Atlantis to protecting it.

    Filled with stunning visual effects, this captivating story is loaded with laughs and messages of friendship and teamwork. Dive into Atlantis: The Lost Empire - it`s an adventure your family will enjoy taking over and over again.

    Special Features:
    Interactive Menus
    Scene Access
    Audio Commentary - With Producer Don Hahn and Director`s Kirk Wise and Gary Trousdale
    Deleted Scene: Viking Prologue
    DisneyPedia Atlantis: Fact or Fiction - Fun and Interesting Theories About the Lost Continent of Atlantis
    Virtual Tours Of CG Models - 3-D Turnarounds of the Ulysses Submarine and Leviathan
    How To Speak Atlantean - With the Famous Linguist who Developed the Atlantean Language

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1
    Pan & Scan 1.33:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English

    Subtitle Tracks:
    CC: English

    Directed By:
    Kirk Wise
    Gary Trousdale

    Written By:

    Don Novello
    Leonard Nimoy
    Phil Morris
    John Mahoney
    James Garner
    Michael J. Fox
    Claudia Christian
    Corey Burton

    Casting By:
    Ruth Lambert
    Mary Hidalgo
    Matthew Jon Beck

    Soundtrack By:
    Diane Warren
    James Newton Howard

    Ellen Keneshea

    Production Designer:
    Jim Martin

    Kendra Halland
    Don Hahn

    Disney Pictures

    Your Opinions and Comments

    8 / 10
    Another Disney movie that fails to impress. The average story cannot be salvaged by the nice looking (yet not unique anymore) visuals.
    The video transfer is very good. Both the widescreen and the fullscreen versions look great. There are no compression signs at all and the CG animation is nice (though not mind blowing). Some of the 2-D animations seem a bit flat and the combination of 3-D and 2-D is not seamless. There`s a particularly impressive 360 degrees pan towards the middle of the movie.
    The DD 5.1 soundtrack is good. The surrounds are used for various sound effects and the dialog is always clear.
    The menus are animated with sound.
    The extras include a commentary, a deleted scene (that clarifies a thing or two), 5 short featurettes about Atlantis, a dumb introduction to the Atlantean language 2 3-D models. Where`s the behind the scenes look?
    Bottom line - an average movie from Disney.
    posted by Zvi Josef on 31/1/2002 11:11
    9 / 10
    The region 2 version of this excellent film comes with a DTS soundtrack even though the packaging makes no mention of it at all. This makes a pleasing addition, as all other Disney R2 disks I`ve viewed only have a 5.1 soundtrack.

    I firmly believe that a film is about entertainment, i.e. if you are enjoying it, then you can forgive it not having a super strong story, or ultra witty plot, and when viewed with this in mind I`m sure you will agree that Atlantis is a return to the golden glory days for Disney. With beautiul pictures, Very strong sound, and a thoroughly entertaining experience. Buy it NOW!! ( no I do not work for Disney )...
    posted by BoilingPoint on 20/3/2002 19:04