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    Unique ID Code: 0000052440
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    Added on: 21/8/2003 12:57
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    Sum of All Fears, The (US)

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    27,000 Nuclear Weapons. One Is Missing
    Certificate: PG-13
    Running Time: 123 mins
    Retail Price: $24.99
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    When the president of Russia suddenly dies and is succeeded by a man about whom little is known, tension increases as old fears ignite new paranoia. Director of Central Intelligence Bill Cabot (Morgan Freeman) recruits a young analyst from the Russia desk, Jack Ryan (Ben Affleck), to supply insight and advice.

    A group of terrorists is trying to provoke a war between the two nations by manufacturing and escalating the conflict. When they successfully detonate a second bomb outside Baltimore during the Super Bowl, the world is pushed inexorably towards war... unless Ryan can supply the needed proof to stem the tide of disaster in time.

    Special Features:
    Audio commentaries by director Phil Alden Robinson and cinematographer John Lindley
    Audio commentaries by director Robinson and novelist Tom Clancy
    "The Making Of Sum Of All Fears" and "Creating Reality: The Visual Effects Of The Sum Of All Fears" documentaries
    Theatrical trailer

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English
    Dolby Digital Surround 2.0 English
    Dolby Digital Surround 2.0 French

    Subtitle Tracks:
    CC: English

    Directed By:
    Phil Alden Robinson

    Written By:

    Liev Schreiber
    Ken Jenkins
    James Cromwell
    Morgan Freeman
    Ben Affleck

    Casting By:
    Mindy Marin

    Soundtrack By:
    Giacomo Puccini
    Jerry Goldsmith

    Director of Photography:
    John Lindley

    Neil Travis
    Nicolas De Toth

    Costume Designer:
    Marie-Sylvie Deveau

    Production Designer:
    Jeannine Claudia Oppewall

    Mace Neufeld

    Executive Producer:
    Stratton Leopold
    Tom Clancy

    Your Opinions and Comments

    8 / 10
    A rather ordinary thriller with a good cast. OK, so a group of terrorists got hold of a nuclear weapon - been there, done that.
    Other than being a tad too long (just over 2 hours), the movie includes quite a few elements that have to do with the way information flows through the CIA which are rather pathetic. This is not how things happen.
    The video transfer is very good. While there are no compression signs to be seen at all, several scenes suffer slightly from dust particles.
    The DD 5.1 soundtrack is very good as well. The surrounds are aggressively used in several scenes and give a great audio effect.
    The menus are animated with sound.
    The extras include 2 commentaries (director, cinematographer and novelist), a behind the scenes look and a detailed explanation about the special effects.
    Bottom line - an ok movie with good visuals and audio, plus a set of extras to match.
    posted by Zvi Josef on 26/8/2003 01:53