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    Added on: 8/9/2002 12:27
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    Twelve Monkeys (UK)

    9 / 10
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    The future is history
    Certificate: 15
    Running Time: 124 mins
    Retail Price: £17.99
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    A lone time traveler from the year 2035 must solve a riddle that may save his people... but it may take him to the brink of madness.

    After the world`s population is devastated by a killer virus, survivors must live in the dank underground communities. Cole "volunteers" to travel into the past to obtain a pure virus sample, thereby helping scientists develop a cure. Along the way, he crosses paths with a beautiful psychiatrist and a one-card-short-of-a-full-deck mental patient.

    But the race is on, as Cole searches for The Army Of The 12 Monkeys, a radical group linked to the deadly disease.

    Special Features:
    87 Minute documentary `The Hamster Factor`
    Other tales of Twelve Monkeys

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English

    Subtitle Tracks:

    Directed By:
    Terry Gilliam

    Written By:

    Christopher Plummer
    Madeleine Stowe
    Brad Pitt
    Bruce Willis

    Casting By:
    Margery Simkin

    Soundtrack By:
    Paul Buckmaster

    Music From:
    Charles Olins
    Astor Piazzolla
    Bernard Herrmann

    Director of Photography:
    Roger Pratt

    Mick Audsley

    Costume Designer:
    Julie Weiss

    Production Designer:
    Jeffrey Beecroft

    Charles Roven
    Mark Egerton
    Kelley Smith-Wait
    Lloyd Phillips

    Executive Producer:
    Gary Levinsohn
    Robert Kosberg
    Robert Cavallo

    Polygram Filmed Entertainment

    Your Opinions and Comments

    10 / 10
    OMG! This movie is so cool. Brad Pitt, Bruce Willis, and that hot chick. It`s a damn trippy movie, and you keep watching it over and over again to try and figure out what actually happens.
    I really like how Brad Pitt gives everyone the finger. He`s so damn cool. It`s worth buying this DVD just to see Brad Pitt give someone the finger.
    I especially like the part how Brad Pitt gives people the finger, and when he says, "These Pochacco are making me thirsty!!" and then he pats the soft duckling that he`s holding him his hands.
    A really trippy movie, but in a good way.
    posted by Papichulo X.O on 15/10/2002 00:03
    10 / 10
    This film is amazing and very confusing, which made me love it.

    Brillant Performance by Bruce Willis.

    The big extra is amazing and goes on for an hour and half, should have chapter indexing but never mind.

    This is a brillant DVD
    posted by barry110 on 21/10/2002 12:27
    8 / 10
    Terry Gilliam is probably one of my favourite directors, as he isn`t affraid to do what he wants to do. As a result, he doesn`t very often get to make the movies he really wants to, but Twelve Monkeys is a fine example of a studio movie that can be critically and comercially successful made by Gilliam. It is certainly his most accessible movie of his solo directing career. The time travelling story of Bruce Willis` Cole character is wonderful, and has a few twists along the way. It is another example of Willis` wonderful acting ability, and he is backed up by a strong cast including a crazy Oscar nominated Brad Pitt and Madeline Stowe. It all builds to a brilliant and quite neat conclusion that ask some good questions, that I won`t state here as it will spoil the film.

    A nice transfer, if not the best I have seen. It is a little dingy and dirty in places, and the box states the picture is non anamorphic, but a technical expert would have to back this up. It is a very early release (mine is in a jewel case) so it may be that Universal were testing the market and not really willing to clean up the print a little

    The audio is nice and clear, and while again it is not the best I have heard, it is adequete and of a suitable standard.

    Being an early release, there isn`t a lot on the disc, and the incredibly bland menu proves this. It really is an ugly menu screen, and loks like it was put together on Paint. The main, in fact only extra is The Hamster Factor, which is 90 minutes long and goes into some detail about the movie, so it is a very good extra. It`s made by the same people that did the recent Lost in La Mancha, the theatrically released un-making of of Gilliams failed film Don Quioxte. It is a documentary of a very high standard. That`s it I`m affraid, apart from the subtitles, and we don`t get the R1 commentary either. Sorry. Good film though.
    posted by cartoonjonah on 5/6/2003 18:16