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    Added on: 11/9/2000 15:25
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    Tarzan (UK)

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    An immortal legend. As you`ve only imagined
    Certificate: U
    Running Time: 85 mins
    Retail Price: £22.99
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    Wild with exotic adventure and laughs, Disney`s Tarzan is a magnificent adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughs` classic story of the ape man!

    Raised by a family of gorillas, including the loving Kala and the wisecracking Terk, Tarzan develops all the instincts and prowess of a jungle animal. But with the sudden appearance of Tarzan`s own kind, including the beautiful Jane, two very different worlds are about to become one.

    Driven by five powerful songs from pop superstar Phil Collins, and starring the voice talents of Minnie Driver, Glenn Close and Rosie O`Donnell, Disney`s Tarzan delivers incredible adventure as well as important reminders about acceptance and family!

    Special Features:
    Interactive Menus
    Scene Access
    History & Development - An insight into Edar Rice Burrough`s original vision of Tarzan has been turned into a reality by Disney Animators
    Music Of Tarzan - Phil Collins talks about his involvement with Tarzan
    Includes 2 full length music videos
    Story & Editorial - Showing how Tarzan was made from black & white drawings right through to final full colour film with music
    Two Read Alongs
    Triva Game - Find out how much you know about Tarzan & his friends with this fun game

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 1.66:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English

    Subtitle Tracks:
    CC: English

    Directed By:
    Kevin Lima
    Chris Buck

    Written By:

    Lance Henriksen
    Nigel Hawthorne
    Tony Goldwyn
    Minnie Driver
    Glenn Close
    Brian Blessed

    Casting By:
    Ruth Lambert
    Mary Hidalgo

    Soundtrack By:
    Mark Mancina
    Phil Collins

    Gregory Perler

    Christopher Chase
    Bonnie Arnold

    Disney Pictures

    Your Opinions and Comments

    8 / 10
    An awesome movie. Everything about this movie shines. The music. The visuals. The sound effects. The story.
    The famous story is told in a beautiful manner both for kids and grown ups (like myself).
    The video transfer (1.85:1) is excellent. The colors are amazing and the picture is always sharp. As can be expected, there are no compression signs at all.
    The DD 5.0 (yeah, there`s no LFE) is excellent. The jungle comes alive very realistically and the dialog is always balanced. The movie comes in 6 different languages:
    English, Polish, Hungarian, Greek, Croatian and Hebrew. Some of the versions are presented in DD stereo and some in DD surround, but thankfully, the English and Hebrew versions are DD 5.0.
    The musical score is also very good.
    The menus are still and dull.
    The extras include nothing. Really.
    Bottom line - a spectacular presentation of a great story. Don`t miss it.

    "Tarzan" revisited - February 2005
    Almost four and a half years after watching the movie for the very first time, I got a chance to watch it again.
    I`m still at awe. While the story is well known (and sort of predictable, I must say) the visuals are nothing short of stunning! The rapid movement of the camera during the jungle scenes in nothing short of amazing.
    Too bad this version of the movie comes on a bare disc. The special edition is, therefore, the obvious choice.
    posted by Zvi Josef on 11/11/2000 17:26