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    Unique ID Code: 0000035361
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    Added on: 8/6/2002 18:57
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    Ali (2 Disc Set) (UK)

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    Forget What You Think You Know
    Certificate: 15
    Running Time: 156 mins
    Retail Price: £19.99
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    `Ali` charts the life of the living legend across a decade, starting in 1964 when under the name of Cassius Clay at the young age of 22 he grabs the title of Heavyweight Boxing Champion from Sonny Liston. From there Ali embarks on a rollercoaster relationship with the American people, the establishment and his family and friends as he enters the boxing ring with at times triumphant results, and other times not so victorious. Punctuating his turbulent career is Ali`s conversion to Islam, his rise and fall as a respected figure in the black community, his estrangement from the American establishment as he controversially declares `he ain`t got no quarrel with the Viet cong` and his fraught personal life. In overcoming such adversities, Ali emerges as more than a boxer who fought to win more than a championship title; he fought for the right to live by his moral convictions, the respect of people of all colours in all nations and for his belief in the Islamic faith -but most of all he fought to change the world.

    Special Features:
    83 mins of extras
    HBO Making of special
    Behind the scenes
    Cast and crew soundbites

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English
    DTS 5.1 English

    Directed By:
    Michael Mann

    Written By:

    Ron Silver
    Mario Van Peebles
    Jon Voight
    Jamie Foxx
    Will Smith

    Casting By:
    Victoria Thomas

    Soundtrack By:
    R. Kelly
    Lisa Gerrard
    Marvin Gaye
    Bill Brown
    Pieter Bourke

    Director of Photography:
    Emmanuel Lubezki

    Stephen E. Rivkin
    Lynzee Klingman
    William Goldenberg

    Costume Designer:
    Marlene Stewart

    Production Designer:
    John Myhre

    Michael Waxman
    Kathleen M. Shea
    John D. Schofield
    Jon Peters
    Michael Mann
    James Lassiter
    A. Kitman Ho
    Gusmano Cesaretti
    Paul Ardaji

    Executive Producer:
    Graham King
    Lee Caplin
    Howard Bingham

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    7 / 10
    The film is a times a charismatic one, but curiously unresolved. Will Smith manages to capture the man very well, Well presented and Micheal Mann films always look great. A disc to get if you`re a fan of the Man...
    posted by Richard73 on 1/12/2003 16:35
    7 / 10
    There were no subtitles on this disk. How am I supposed to enjoy a film without subtitles?

    I just couldn`t get over the fact that subtitles weren`t included on this film at all.

    The company that does the DVDs simply can`t seem to be bothered with them.

    For that lazy attitude, I`m taking a point off features
    posted by TinnionA on 11/2/2004 11:31