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    Unique ID Code: 0000007139
    Added by: DVD Reviewer
    Added on: 22/7/2000 02:46
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    Dante`s Peak (UK)

    7 / 10
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    The pressure is building...
    Certificate: 12
    Running Time: 104 mins
    Retail Price: £19.99
    Release Date:

    Without warning, day becomes night. Air turns to fire, and solid ground gives way to white-hot, molton terror.

    Brace yourself for action-packed, earth-shaking thrills, and whatever you do... don`t look back.

    Pierce Brosnan and Linda Hamilton star in an epic adventure from Director Roger Donaldson that will blow you away!

    Erupting with spectacular special effects, heart-pounding suspense, romance and remarkable characters, "Dante`s peak is a blast" - The Washington Post.

    Special Features:
    Interactive Menus
    Scene Access
    Production Notes
    US Trailer
    Cast & Filmmaker`s Bios
    Theatrical Trailer

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Letterbox 2.35:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English
    Dolby Digital 5.1 French
    Dolby Digital 5.1 Italian
    Dolby Digital 5.1 German

    Subtitle Tracks:

    Directed By:
    Roger Donaldson

    Written By:

    Jeremy Foley
    Jamie Renée Smith
    Linda Hamilton
    Pierce Brosnan

    Casting By:
    Mike Fenton
    Allison Cowitt

    Soundtrack By:
    James Newton Howard
    John Frizzell

    Director of Photography:
    Andrzej Bartkowiak

    Howard E. Smith
    Tina Hirsch
    Conrad Buff IV

    Costume Designer:
    Isis Mussenden

    Production Designer:
    J. Dennis Washington

    Joseph Singer
    Marliese Schneider
    Geoff Murphy
    Gale Anne Hurd
    Staci A. Hunter

    Executive Producer:
    Ilona Herzberg

    Universal Pictures

    Your Opinions and Comments

    7 / 10
    An OK movie, I guess. Not as spectacular as I was hoping for, but an OK movie nevertheless.
    The video transfer is clean and does not show any compression marks.
    The nature scenes come out very spectacular indeed.
    The audio is a bit disappointing. The DD 5.1 soundtrack is often too "soft" for this king of a movie. I was really hoping for my living room to be blown up with the volcano erupting, but it didn`t.
    My region 2 disk did not contain almost any extra features at all. What a shame.
    As I said before - and OK movie. Nothing more.
    posted by Zvi Josef on 22/7/2000 03:46
    6 / 10
    Just seen Dante`s Peak on DVD. Before, I`ve seen it in the cinema. With this DVD, it`s not really a worse experience than being in a theatre. Face it: the theme is pretty chewed up and spat out by lot`s of filmmakers. Pierce Brosnan is his gentleman self which doesn`t really show off in a movie of fighting against a volcano that`s about to erupt, and Linda "Terminator" Hamilton as a obedient and motherlike figure is a bit odd as well. But, I have to say, it kept me entertained for the time it lasted. No really, the visual effects are pretty good (especially the so-called pyroclouds that are showing up at a certain point, watch out for those!) and the audio wasn`t really too convincingly surrounding as I might have expected for a DD5.1 track but then again, you can`t have it all.. Picture quality was crisp so no problems there, features were not present (apart from the Cast&Crew bullocks always present, and "whoa" a genuine chapter list). Overall: a nice thing to see in a spare hour and a half, but not one of the greatest around.
    posted by Martijn on 27/7/2000 04:57