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    Unique ID Code: 0000039192
    Added by: DVD Reviewer
    Added on: 2/9/2002 01:36
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    Collateral Damage (UK)

    7 / 10
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    What Would You Do If You Lost Everything?
    Certificate: 15
    Running Time: 109 mins
    Retail Price: £15.99
    Release Date:

    Synopsis:
    A firefighter (Arnold Schwarzenegger) is plunged into the complex and dangerous world of international terrorism after he loses his wife and child in a bombing. Frustrated by the government`s stalled investigation and haunted by the thought that the man responsible for murdering his family might never be brought to justice, he takes matters into his own hands and tracks the bomber to Columbia...

    Special Features:
    Audio commentary by Director Andrew Davis
    Audio Commentary by Arnold Schwarzenegger (ROM only)
    Documentary: `A Hero In A New Era`
    Documentary: HBO First Look
    Additional scenes
    Trailer

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English

    Directed By:
    Andrew Davis

    Written By:



    Starring:
    Cliff Curtis
    John Leguizamo
    Arnold Schwarzenegger
    John Turturro
    Francesca Neri
    Elias Koteas

    Casting By:
    Amanda Mackey Johnson
    Cathy Sandrich

    Soundtrack By:
    Graeme Revell

    Director of Photography:
    Adam Greenberg

    Editor:
    Dov Hoenig
    Dennis Virkler

    Costume Designer:
    James W. Tyson

    Production Designer:
    Philip Rosenberg

    Producer:
    Steven Reuther
    Mitchell E. Dauterive
    John Schimmel
    David Foster
    Teresa Tucker-Davies
    Lowell D. Blank

    Executive Producer:
    Howard W. Koch Jr.
    Nicholas Meyer

    Distributor:
    Warner Bros

    Your Opinions and Comments

    7 / 10
    Hmm... a civilian trying to avenge his family`s murder - ok, that makes sense, but how about this - a civilian going after a terrorist in Columbia just to get even. Still makes sense? I don`t think so.
    This movie, which (allegedly) deals with the war against terror was supposed to be released 3 weeks after September 11th, 2001, but due to the tragic circumstances of that dreadful day, the release date was postponed to February 2002. Still, the movie did quite poorly in theaters. I`m not surprised.
    The video transfer is good. There are no compression signs and the colors are nicely saturated. However, the special effects department did not do that well. First of all, there`s the scenes with the CG that look pretty lame and then there`re all the explosions which are disproportional to the actual amount of explosives used to create them.
    The DD 5.1 soundtrack is ok. The surrounds are used quite often and do a good job. The sub is also quite active.
    The menus are still with music.
    The extras include a commentary by the director, 2 behind the scenes featurettes (with remarks regarding September 11th) and 6 deleted scenes.
    Bottom line - a rather average Arnie movie with a decent disk.
    posted by Zvi Josef on 2/9/2002 02:07
    7 / 10
    Over The Top Arnie movie pretty much somes this up. You dont expect a lot from Arnie movies apart from a whole lot of kick ass action. This movie was a huge dissapointment because it fails to live up to the level of action of Arnies other movies. But it is decent in its own right. The movie focuses on revenge. A civilian going after a colombian terrorist may seem over the top but if you look at it, you can sort of understand this when you see that he has lost his reason to live and is really angry. The ending is fantastic.

    The picture is quite good but there is quite a bit of grain and
    the cgi wasnt really impressive. The sound was pretty good especially during action scenes.

    Extras there is a making of, commentary, deleted scenes which all make interesting viewing. It is a fair amount of extras for an average movie.

    I really dont think this is worth owning. Its not your typical action movie nor is it a politcal thriller. I think thats the major flaw, in that it lies somewhere in between these two genres, not really bringing out the best in either. Definetly worth a rental.
    posted by dicanio on 22/2/2003 15:29