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    Unique ID Code: 0000008180
    Added by: DVD Reviewer
    Added on: 31/8/2000 14:35
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    Erin Brockovich (US)

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    She brought a small town to its feet and a huge corporation to its knees
    Certificate: R
    Running Time: 132 mins
    Retail Price: $26.98
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    A real woman. A real story. A real triumph. Julia Roberts stars as Erin Brockovich, a feisty young mother who fought for justice any way she knew how.

    Desperate for a job to support herself and her three children, she convinces attorney Ed Masry (Albert Finney) to hire her, and promptly stumbles upon a monumental law case against a giant corporation. Now, Erin`s determined to take on this powerful adversary even though no law firm has dared to do it before. And while Ed doesn`t want anything to do with the case, Erin won`t take "no" for an answer.

    So the two begin an incredible and sometimes hilarious fight that will bring a small town to its feet and a huge company to its knees.

    Special Features:
    Interactive Menus
    Scene Access
    Spotlight On Location: The Making Of Erin Brockovich
    Erin Brockovich: A Look At A Real Life Experience
    Deleted Scenes With Director`s Comments
    Theatrical Trailer
    Production Notes
    Cast and Filmmakers
    DVD-ROM Features

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1

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

    Subtitle Tracks:
    CC: English

    Directed By:
    Steven Soderbergh

    Written By:

    Peter Coyote
    Cherry Jones
    Marg Helgenberger
    Albert Finney
    Aaron Eckhart
    Julia Roberts

    Casting By:
    Margery Simkin

    Soundtrack By:
    Thomas Newman

    Director of Photography:
    Edward Lachman

    Anne V. Coates

    Costume Designer:
    Jeffrey Kurland

    Production Designer:
    Philip Messina

    Stacey Sher
    Michael Shamberg
    Gail Lyon
    Danny DeVito

    Executive Producer:
    Carla Santos Shamberg
    John Hardy

    Universal Pictures

    Your Opinions and Comments

    9 / 10
    The front cover of the DVD calls this movie "A triumph" and a triumph it is.
    The incredible performance by Roberts is accompanied with a very good casting.
    The video transfer is excellent. There are no compressions signs at all and the picture is crystal clear. The dark scenes are rendered beautifully as well.
    The DD 5.1 soundtrack is ok. This is a 100% dialog based movie, so there is no usage whatsoever of the surrounds. Still, the dialog is always clear and centered.
    The menus are mostly animated.
    The extras include a behind the scenes look, an interview with the real Erin Brokovich, 30 minutes of deleted scenes and some production notes.
    Bottom line - a very good movie. Worth each and every one of its 5 Oscar nominations. I hope at least Roberts wins. She certainly deserves it.
    posted by Zvi Josef on 17/3/2001 12:59