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    Unique ID Code: 0000034641
    Added by: DVD Reviewer
    Added on: 26/5/2002 12:11
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    Texas Rangers (US)

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    Before There Was Law, There Were The Rangers
    Certificate: PG-13
    Running Time: 90 mins
    Retail Price: $29.99
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    Starring James Van Der Beek (TV`s Dawson`s Creek, Varsity Blues) and Dylan McDermott (TV`s The Practice) alongside Ashton Kutcher (TV`s That 70`s Show) and Usher Raymond (The Faculty)…

    After the Civil War, Texas is at the mercy of murderous bandits! From the chaos emerges a group of young cowboys summoned to reform the Texas Rangers and restore order! Under the fearless leadership of Leander McNelly (McDermott), the new rangers find themselves severely outgunned and outmanned… but unmatched for courage and determination! From the director of Halloween: H2O and featuring Rachael Leigh Cook (She`s All That) and Robert Patrick (Spy Kids).

    Special Features:
    Behind The Badge
    Storyboard Sequences: Original Scripted Opening/ Palo Alto Shootout
    Theatrical Trailer
    Still Gallery

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English

    Subtitle Tracks:
    CC: English

    Directed By:
    Steve Miner

    Written By:

    Rachael Leigh Cook
    Jordan Brower
    Stephen Bridgewater
    Bob Bancroft
    Jon Abrahams

    Soundtrack By:
    Trevor Rabin

    Director of Photography:
    Daryn Okada

    Peter Devaney Flanagan
    Gregg Featherman

    Production Designer:
    Herbert Pinter

    Frank Price
    Doug Metzger
    Alan Greisman
    Jessica Cunningham
    Mary Church
    David S. Cass Sr.

    Executive Producer:
    Harvey Weinstein
    Bob Weinstein
    Larry Levinson
    Cary Granat

    Buena Vista

    Your Opinions and Comments

    7 / 10
    I never liked the good ol` Westerns. The idea of a bunch of guys shooting eachother for some cattle heads, women or money (in no particular order) never seemed too exciting.
    This is probably why I was pleasantly surprised with this movie. Sure, it`s not original, it`s very predictable and quite corny at times. But still - it`s a harmless one and a half hour ride (pun intended).
    The video transfer is very good. There are no compression signs to be seen and the colors are very well saturated. Shot in Canada and Mexico, the landscapes are simply breathtaking.
    The DD 5.1 soundtrack is good. The surrounds are constantly used - you`d have horse galloping all around you and shots being shots in all directions.
    The musical score is nice (and corny) as well.
    The menus are animated with sound.
    The extras include a behind the scenes look, a picture gallery and some storyboards.
    Bottom line - an ok Western (enjoyable, that is) with some stunning visuals and an average disk.
    posted by Zvi Josef on 26/5/2002 13:37