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    Added on: 18/8/2002 12:29
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    Unbreakable (2 Disc Set) (UK)

    8 / 10
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    Are you unbreakable?
    Certificate: 12
    Running Time: 102 mins
    Retail Price: £24.99
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    Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson star in a mind-shattering, suspense-filled thriller that stays with you long after the end of this riveting supernatural film.

    After David Dunn (Willis) emerges from a horrific train crash as the sole survivor - and without a single scratch on him - he meets a mysterious stranger (Jackson). An unsettling stranger who believes comic book heroes walk the earth. A haunting stranger whose obsession with David will change David`s life forever.

    Special Features:
    Fully produced additional scenes not seen in theatres, introduced by M. Night Shyamalan
    Behind the scenes featuring Bruce Willis
    Comic Books And Superheroes - exclusive feature with Samuel L. Jackson
    The train station sequence: multi-angle feature
    An excerpt from an early film of M. Night Shyamalan
    2 collectable Alex Ross illustrations

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English
    Dolby Digital 5.1 French
    Dolby Digital Stereo 2.0 Italian

    Subtitle Tracks:
    CC: English

    Directed By:
    M. Night Shyamalan

    Written By:

    Charlayne Woodard
    Robin Wright
    Bruce Willis
    Spencer Treat Clark
    Samuel L. Jackson

    Casting By:
    Douglas Aibel

    Soundtrack By:
    James Newton Howard

    Director of Photography:
    Eduardo Serra

    Dylan Tichenor

    Costume Designer:
    Joanna Johnston

    Production Designer:
    Larry Fulton

    Sam Mercer
    M. Night Shyamalan
    Barry Mendel

    Executive Producer:
    Roger Birnbaum
    Gary Barber

    Buena Vista

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    8 / 10
    Unbreakable is criminally underrated as far as I'm concerned and better than The Sixth Sense in my opinion. It's the best comic book film thus far. It is the ultimate origin story and the story of David Dunn is one I would like to see followed in the proposed trilogy. Yes it has a slow pace, but it feels organic, ie this film requires a slow pace. The story flows perfectly. Kudos to Shyamalan so treating comic books seriously. Willis and Jackson are both great in their roles. The image of Bruce in the guard poncho is iconic to say the least.

    Video: To say the photography in Unbreakable is great is an understatement. It's frickin' perfect. One of the best shot movies ever. This DVD, though not perfect, does the film justice. Blacks and blues (there's an abundance of these folks) are nicely done. There is little sign of edge enhancements or defects, which isn't surprising for a 2000 movie. This film will look great on any display.

    Audio: Mostly front stage, but I'm not complaining, this isn't an action movie. The opening train scene is great; it recreates the atmosphere of riding on a train. Dialogue, though very low (this is intentional) is clear. James Newton Howard's score is brilliant. When the film soars, it soars.

    Extras: This is quality not quantity. Seven deleted scenes with logical introductions by Shyamalan. They are genuinely interesting additions to the film and are presented in 2.35:1 and 5.1. "Behind The Scenes" are intriguing but short. It is definitely not promo stuff. "Comics Book and Superheroes" is a twenty-minute piece on comic books. A fine piece, it also strays more to cult comics rather than the well-known ones. An early Shyamalan films (total crap) and trailer wraps up the package.

    Overall: Tragically underrated film that has a corker of a twist to boot, that is genuinely moving. Shyamalan is fast becoming a fave director of mine and I consider this his best so far. If you haven't seen it please do so now. This is a fine DVD and you should be able to pick it up for cheap. I got mine for €15.
    posted by directorscutIMDb on 7/2/2003 22:34
    8 / 10
    A great movie that is solid all the way through. This movie provides a different take on comic book superheroes. Unlike most superhero/comic book movies, this focuses more on the hero coming to terms with his powers. At first he is ignorant and does not want to believe. The film deals with many other issues and themes that add to the realism of the movie. David Dunn, the hero is married but his marriage is on the verge of collapse and he does not seem to care. His relationship with his son is not that good either. All that changes when he visits Elijah Price, who puts the seeming absurd conclusion, that he is a superhero, to him. It is rare to find a movie that is so strong all the way through, from beginning to end. This is one of those movies. It is highly rewatchable and the acting from Bruce Willis and Samuel L Jackson is top notch. Notably, Bruce`s son in the movie, also does a great job(watch the scene with the gun) and no doubt will have a big future.

    The picture is presented in an Anamorphic Widescreen an is crisp and clear. The colour pallete for most of the movie is limited to dark colours but this we find out in the extras, is intentional. The picture is clean and sharp. Really spot on.

    There is a choice of 3 soundtracks, presented in English, French and Italian DD 5.1 The sound is very clear and sharp and well used. The dialogue is very clear and the score is unique and great.

    When you read the list of the extras, it does not seem like much but believe me, the stuff that is there is in depth and concise. There is a behind the scenes featurette that is really sort of a making of. It is of reasonable length and worth watching. There are 7 good deleted scenes with an introduction from the director. A comic book/superheroes featurette has lots of different people from the world of comics talk about comic books. This also is of reasonable length and detailed. There is an clip from a childhood film project of the director which features an bunch of kids fighting. Hilarious and laughable when you look at it. There is also a multi angle sequence at the train station. Again, I would have liked to see a commentary from M Night Shyamalan as he has made 3 superb movies and I would like to hear what he has to say.

    An excellent movie that is essential viewing and worth owning. A different look at the world of superheroes. A fantastic dvd package.
    posted by dicanio on 8/6/2003 02:50