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    Unique ID Code: 0000043001
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    Added on: 28/11/2002 16:17
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    Austin Powers: Goldmember (UK)

    7 / 10
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    Certificate: 12
    Running Time: 94 mins
    Retail Price: £19.99
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    In the third Austin Powers movie, Dr. Evil (Mike Myers) and Mini-Me (Verne Troyer) escape a high security prison, and then team up with master criminal Goldmember (also Myers) to kidnap Austin Power`s father, fellow spy Nigel Powers (Michael Caine). Much time travelling insanity follows, with Austin stopping off in 1975 to enlist the help of sexy black sidekick Foxxy Cleopatra (Beyonce Knowles). Other highlights include how Austin and Dr. Evil became sworn enemies at secret agent academy in the 1950s, plus Fat Bastard as a sumo wrestler. It`s a shagadelic sequel, baby!

    Special Features:
    Commentary by Jay Roach and Mike Myers
    Deleted/Alternative scenes with optional commentary
    `Beyond The Movie` featurettes: MI-6 - International Men of Mystery / English, English / Disco Fever / Fashion vs. Fiction
    `The World Of Austin Powers` featurette
    `Visual FX` featurette
    Music Videos
    Theatrical and Teaser Trailers

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1

    Audio Tracks:
    DTS ES 6.1 English
    Dolby Digital EX 5.1 English

    Subtitle Tracks:

    Directed By:
    Jay Roach

    Written By:

    Robert Wagner
    Seth Green
    Michael Caine
    Beyoncé Knowles
    Mike Myers

    New Line Productions

    Your Opinions and Comments

    8 / 10
    This was a good film but not as good as the other two.

    It has some good extras but not as good as The Spy Who S***** Me. Where i couldn`t find any hidden extras.

    The best bits were the opening credits especially Danny Devito as Mini-Me.

    The Mole gag is good at the beginning but it wears out.

    They had used some of the same jokes as Austin Powers 2, so they wore thin quick.

    I`m Glad the Osbornues were in it. As Ozzy was brillant.

    Beyonce isn`t as good as Heather Graham but good.

    Overall Still a Good DVD.
    posted by barry110 on 4/1/2003 16:25
    5 / 10
    Very disappointing. The opening sequence was good but the rest of the film was average at best. Nowhere near as good as Austin Powers 2, it even rehashes the same jokes. Fat Bast**** is not funny, Goldmember himself was not funny and slightly racist and Beyonce had very little to do. I think it`s time for Mike Myers to stop this franchise.
    The DVD is quite good but beware the fact that many Goldmember discs are causing problems. Mine kept skipping and freezing.
    Nonetheless, there are loads of deleted scenes (some very funny) and very short featurettes. Could have done with longer extras.
    Overall, worth a rent.
    posted by morpheus177 on 5/1/2003 15:32
    7 / 10
    A bit of a disappointment considering how fantastic the Spy who Shagged Me was… but this is still a very entertaining film and gets better with repeated viewing. The disc is excellent. Video and audio quality are excellent as you would expect from such a recent release. And we get a great spread of special features.

    First off there's a commentary from Jay Roach (the director) and Mike Myers. While I haven't listened to it yet, I'm sure it is very entertaining, as they both come off well in the various featurettes on the disc. And as for the featurettes… well, there's quite a few of them and, generally, they're interesting and good fun. There are also a few trailers, 4 music videos, and a bunch of deleted scenes. The menus are well designed and easy to navigate.

    Overall, this film might not have lived up to the previous two efforts, but this is still a very funny film on an excellent disc. Well worth the purchase, as it's going for £8.50 from WHSmith at the moment.
    posted by Rich Davies on 16/1/2003 23:04
    7 / 10
    Dissapointing compared to the second installment but still a decent effort. The opening sequence is dazzling but from then on its just not that funny. Its great to see all the characters again (fat bastard, mini me, scott evil) etc. There are quite a few hilarious scenes. The subtitles scene and the peeing scene spring to mind.
    Picture quality is great but thats what is expected nowadays. Same goes for the sound. There are quite a few extras on the dvd that are worthwile but didnt notice any easter eggs. I agree Heather was better than Beyonce. Beyonce needs to get more acting practice and stuff but she can be good.
    Overall a good package for a decent film. Not a must own but its good to have in your collection.
    posted by dicanio on 18/1/2003 01:50