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    Unique ID Code: 0000037282
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    Added on: 21/7/2002 12:43
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    Goonies, The (Australia)

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    Certificate: PG
    Running Time: 114 mins
    Retail Price: 34.99
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    From the imagination of Steven Spielberg, The Goonies plunges a band of small heroes into a swashbuckling, surprise-around-every-corner quest beyond their wildest dreams!

    Following a mysterious treasure map into a spectacular underground realm of twisting passages, outrageous booby-traps and a long-lost pirate ship full of golden doubloons, the kids race to stay one step ahead of a family of bumbling bad guys… and a mild-mannered monster with a face only a mother could love. A family adventure classic from start to buccaneering finish, The Goonies is a cinematic treasure trove of breathtaking action, dazzling effects and shiver-yer-timbers thrills!

    Special Features:
    Theatrical Trailer
    Behind-the-Scenes Footage
    Cast/Crew Bios
    Digitally Re-Mastered
    Dual Layer Disc
    Making of
    Music Videos
    Production Notes

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English

    Directed By:
    Richard Donner

    Written By:

    Martha Plimpton
    Kerri Green
    Corey Feldman
    Jeff Cohen
    Josh Brolin
    Sean Astin

    Casting By:
    Mike Fenton
    Judy Taylor
    Jane Feinberg

    Soundtrack By:
    Max Steiner
    John Williams
    Dave Grusin

    Director of Photography:
    Nick McLean

    Steven Spielberg
    Michael Kahn

    Production Designer:
    J. Michael Riva

    Richard Donner
    Harvey Bernhard

    Executive Producer:
    Steven Spielberg
    Kathleen Kennedy
    Frank Marshall

    Warner Bros

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    8 / 10
    A classic adventure. Gosh, I can`t believe this movie is already 17 years old. I remember watching it as a teen, so when I heard the DVD had been released, I immediately bought it.
    Thankfully, I wasn`t disappointed at all - on the contrary - it`s a great disk.
    The video transfer is good. While the picture isn`t 100% sharp, I could not spot any compression signs. The movie is clear of any defects and the big sets (which are not common anymore, nowadays) look just great.
    The movie includes several CG elements, which look a bit ridiculous, but hey - that was then, this is now.
    The DD 5.1 soundtrack is very good. The surrounds are used occasionally and the sound envelope is quite good, especially during the underground scenes.
    The menus are beautifully animated with sound.
    The extras include a (ridiculously 1980`s) music video, a behind the scenes look, 3 deleted scenes (including the infamous octopus scene). But the real treasure on the disk is the commentary. Warner gathered the director and all of the teen leads for this, put them in a small theater and filmed them as they were watching the movie. The commentary track is actually a separate video track that includes both sound and video of the entire group watching the movie and making funny and interesting remarks. The commentary is both informative and fun to listen to and watch. Don`t miss it.
    Bottom line - a truly enjoyable classic with a great disk. Buy it.
    posted by Zvi Josef on 21/7/2002 17:00