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    Unique ID Code: 0000033305
    Added by: DVD Reviewer
    Added on: 28/4/2002 12:02
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    Behind Enemy Lines (US)

    9 / 10
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    In War There Are Some Lines You Should Never Cross
    Certificate: PG-13
    Running Time: 105 mins
    Retail Price: $27.98
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    Gene Hackman and Owen Wilson score "a solid victory" (Time Magazine) in this high flying action thriller filled with explosive action at every turn.

    The war was supposed to be over, but the battle to survive has just begun. When U.S. Navy pilot Chris Burnett (Wilson) is shot down during a recon mission over Bosnia, he must fight to stay alive and evade hostile Serbian forces. With time running out, Burnett`s commanding officer (Hackman) risks everything by launching a renegade rescue mission - against strict NATO directives - to bring an American hero home.

    Special Features:
    Full-Length Commentary by Director John Moore and Editor Martin Smith
    Full-Length Commentary by Producers John Davis and Wick Godfrey
    Behind-The-Scenes Featurette
    Extended/Deleted Scenes with Optional Commentary

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1

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

    Subtitle Tracks:
    CC: English

    Directed By:
    John Moore

    Written By:

    David Keith
    Joaquim de Almeida
    Charles Malik Whitfield
    Gabriel Macht
    Gene Hackman
    Owen Wilson

    Casting By:
    Sheila Trezise
    Eyde Belasco

    Soundtrack By:
    Don Davis

    Director of Photography:
    Brendan Galvin

    Paul Martin Smith

    Costume Designer:
    George L. Little

    Production Designer:
    Nathan Crowley

    John Davis
    Alex Blum

    Executive Producer:
    Wyck Godfrey
    Stephanie Austin

    Your Opinions and Comments

    8 / 10
    This movie is a cat-mouse chase, with the mouse being the good guy. Not that many surprises lie in the way and the plot is rather predictable and VERY American.
    The video transfer is very good. There are no visible compression signs. The colors are nicely saturated in some scenes and deliberately desaturated in others, adding a lot of realism to them. The CG work during the missile scene is superb.
    The DTS and DD 5.1 soundtracks are explosive. The surrounds are constantly used and the sub gets a hell of a workout, since there are plenty of LFE`s in the movie.
    The menus are animated with sound.
    The extras include 2 commentaries, a behind the scenes look (including the making of the missile chase scene) and 7 deleted and extended scenes (including an alternate opening scene and an alternate ending scene).
    Bottom line - a very ordinary chase thriller that emphasize its visuals and audio but doesn`t bother too much with its plot.
    posted by Zvi Josef on 28/4/2002 15:44