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Added on: 23/6/2000 00:45
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Twister: Special Edition (US)

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The dark side of nature
Certificate: 12
Running Time: 113 mins
Retail Price: $24.98
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The house rips apart piece by piece. A bellowing cow spins through the air. Tractors fall like rain. A 15,000-pound gasoline tanker becomes and airborne bomb. A mile-wide, 300 miles-per-hour force of total destruction is coming at you. Twister is hitting home.

In this adventure swirling with cliffhanging excitement and awesome special effects, Helen Hunt and Bill Paxton play scientists pursuing the most destructive weather front to sweep through mid-America`s Tornado Alley in 50 years.

By launching electronic sensors into the funnel, the storm chasers hope to obtain enough data to create and improved warning system. But to do so, they must intercept the twisters` deadly path. The chase is on!

Special Features:
Interactive Menus
Scene Access
Behind-The-Scenes Documentary Anatomy Of The Twister
Feature-Length Audio Commentary By Director Jan De Bont And Visual Effects Supervisor Stefen Fangmeier
Music Video: Van Halen`s Humans Being
Production Notes
Theatrical Trailer

Video Tracks:
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1

Audio Tracks:
Dolby Digital 5.1 English
Dolby Digital 5.1 French
DTS 5.1 English

Subtitle Tracks:

Directed By:
Jan De Bont

Written By:

Alan Ruck
Philip Seymour Hoffman
Lois Smith
Cary Elwes
Jami Gertz
Bill Paxton
Helen Hunt

Casting By:
Risa Bramon Garcia

Soundtrack By:
Edward Van Halen
Alex Van Halen
Trevor Rabin
Mark Mancina
Lisa Loeb

Music From:
Gioacchino Rossini

Director of Photography:
Jack N. Green

Michael Kahn

Costume Designer:
Ellen Mirojnick

Production Designer:
Joseph C. Nemec III

Glenn Salloum
Kathleen Kennedy
Michael Crichton
Ian Bryce

Executive Producer:
Steven Spielberg
Walter F. Parkes
Gerald R. Molen
Laurie MacDonald

Warner Bros

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8 / 10
Wow. Wait a minute, let me try that again.. WOW! That`s the reaction you`ll get when you listen to the DTS soundtrack on this version of Twister.

Now, I`ve been a big fan of this film for ages. If you`ve been living on the planet Noclue for the last few years i`ll quickly recap. The movie follows a group of tornado hunters who are trying to gather more data on tornados to develop a better early warning system. There`s baddies, love conflicts, explosions, flying cows, and a whole lot of wind. This film wont make you think, and it won`t provide an in-depth documentary into the science behind the weather, but it`s a sit down, shut up and enjoy film. The effects for the tornado`s are outstanding.

Now, the DVD itself. If you don`t have a DTS system yet, find someone who has and play this movie on their system. Believe me, you`ll be down at your local hi-fi store the next morning. The windy scenes blow around your living room as if you`re really stuck in the middle, you can hear things flying around and hitting the ground. It`ll make you want to put a coat on! Not a bad disc for extras either.. a commentary, a couple of trailers, some "making of" featurettes and a Van Halen music video. The picture suffers somewhat from being NTSC, especially in dark scenes, but otherwise isn`t bad at all.

In summary? Don`t think about buying this disc.. just go out and buy it!
posted by pete the gremlin on 15/10/2000 15:40