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    Unique ID Code: 0000037736
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    Added on: 4/8/2002 00:53
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    Osmosis Jones (UK)

    6 / 10
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    He`s one cell of a guy
    Certificate: PG
    Running Time: 95 mins
    Retail Price: £15.99
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    Disease is the crime. The cure is Osmosis Jones. He`s a strain of a hero. He`s one cell of a guy. He`s Osmosis Jones!

    From The Farrelly Brothers, creators of There`s Something About Mary, this infectiously funny live-action/animated caper kicks off in the real world as Frank (Bill Murray) ingests a villainous virus named Thrax (Laurence Fishburne). Now, deep inside the spectacular, animated inner realm of the City of Frank, it`s up to a maverick white blood cell cop named Osmosis Jones (Chris Rock) and his reluctant, cold-capsule sidekick Drix (David Hyde Pierce) to thwart Thrax`s epidemic of evil. Join the most outrageous internal adventure of all time - in a contagious comedy that`s "clots" of fun for the whole family!

    Special Features:
    Commentary with Producer Zak Penn, animation directors Piet Kroon & Tom Sito
    HBO First Look Special - The Making of Osmosis Jones
    Frank`s Gross Anatomy - Take a tour of Frank`s body and pick a foul scene
    Under the microscope - Behind the scenes
    Deleted Spleens - Deleted Scenes
    Theatrical Trailer
    Hidden Features

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 1.78:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English

    Directed By:
    Peter Farrelly
    Bobby Farrelly

    Written By:

    Ron Howard
    William Shatner
    Brandy Norwood
    David Hyde Pierce
    Laurence Fishburne
    Chris Rock

    Soundtrack By:
    Mark Irwin

    Director of Photography:
    Lois Freeman-Fox

    Rick Montgomery
    Sam Seig
    Stephen Schaffer

    Costume Designer:
    Pamela Withers

    Production Designer:
    Sydney J. Bartholomew Jr.

    Randy Edelman
    John Walker
    Bradley Thomas
    Zak Penn
    Aaron Parry
    Marc S. Fischer
    Peter Farrelly
    Bobby Farrelly
    Dennis Edwards

    Warner Bros

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    7 / 10
    A truly disgusting movie (pun intended).
    Bill Murray plays an obnoxious and disgusting guy who doesn`t care about his health. The animated part of the movie takes place inside Murray`s body, where we meet Osmosis Jones (a white blood cell) who tries to defend Murray`s body against a vicious (and deadly) infection.
    The video transfer is ok. There are no compression signs and the colors are nicely saturated. While the animation looks fine, it is not as impressive as it could`ve been.
    The DD 5.1 soundtrack is good. The surrounds are constantly used and produce a nice sound envelope.
    The menus are still with sound.
    The extras include a commentary by the crew, a behind the scenes look and 3 deleted scenes.
    Bottom line - while the disk is not THAT bad, the movie itself is.
    posted by Zvi Josef on 4/8/2002 02:16
    6 / 10
    I was bitterly disappointed by this movie… OK, It's not all that bad, but it's no Toy Story, in fact the short "For the Birds" on the Monster inc disc was funnier than this, and that was only a couple of minutes.

    Still, the disc itself is pretty good. There is a nice spread of extras, although the deleted scenes and the 3 featurettes are only really worth a look once, and they are not terribly inspiring! I started listening to the commentary and it does sound like an above average commentary, but I haven't had a chance to finish it yet. We also get a trailer and a "hidden feature" that's a certain clip from the film - again, amusing once, but not exactly revolutionary stuff.

    While this disc does appear to be on offer everywhere at the moment, I wouldn't advise buying unless you really like the film. If you haven't see it yet, this is one to rent first.
    posted by Rich Davies on 20/11/2002 01:32
    6 / 10
    Not a bad movie but not a great one either. Its a live animation movie about a virus trying to kill a guy and all things that the body does to prevent the virus. Its actually quite insightful although im not too sure how accurate it is. Anyway it sort of lets us live the fantasy of being inside a body and for that its actually pretty good. The animation is quite good for a warner bros release. The sound also is top notch. Extras are plentiful although most of them arent that interesting. Overall its an average affair. Rent it first.
    posted by dicanio on 16/1/2003 22:24