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Unique ID Code: 0000001050
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Added on: 9/10/1999 20:58
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Mars Attacks! (UK)

7 / 10
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Nice planet. We`ll take it!
Certificate: 12
Running Time: 102 mins
Retail Price: £15.99
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SEE! Stars that shine across the galaxy. Jack Nicholson, Glenn Close, Annette Bening, Pierce Brosnan, Danny DeVito and a dozen more! SHRIEK! At mean, green invaders from the angry red planet! Armed with insta-fry ray guns, endowed with slimy, humungous brains-and enlivened with out-of-this-world bur state-of-the-art special effects. GASP! As the US legislature is overwhelmed. (Don`t fear, we still have 2 out of 3 branches of the government working for us, and that ain`t bad!) THRILL! As Earth fights back with an unexpected weapon. Take that, Martians!

Special Features:
Interactive Menus
Production Notes
Scene Access
Theatrical Trailers

Video Tracks:
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1

Audio Tracks:
Dolby Digital 5.1 English

Subtitle Tracks:

Directed By:
Tim Burton

Written By:

Rod Steiger
Michael J. Fox
Sarah Jessica Parker
Martin Short
Danny DeVito
Pierce Brosnan
Annette Bening
Glenn Close
Jack Nicholson

Casting By:
Victoria Thomas
Jeanne McCarthy
Matthew Barry

Soundtrack By:
Danny Elfman

Chris Lebenzon

Costume Designer:
Colleen Atwood

Production Designer:
Wynn Thomas

Mark S. Miller
Larry J. Franco
Paul Deason
Tim Burton

Warner Bros

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7 / 10
This is a fun film, taking the mickey out of 1950`s B movie sci fi. My wife likes watching the Martians running about in their red underpants.

There is a good cast who are basically having fun, the effects are good and the ending is slightly silly.

There are a lot of in jokes which you may not get if you are new to sci-fi.

The sound is good but I haven`t watched it all through since buying my Dolby Digital kit, picture is good, the reds are well handled.

The story isn`t bad but I think that you would only watch it every 6 months to a year - it is definately a film you need to be in the mood for to repeat watch after first watching, I watched it twice through in the first week, the film isn`t too long, unlike some.

I suggest drinking while watching, and it is a good demo disc. Buy it for the mickey take story line, good effects, overall quality, and to watch big names ham it up. Don`t buy it if you only like serious films, or if you dislike Tom Jones.
posted by Martin on 26/10/1999 20:32
5 / 10
Mars Attacks is one of my favourite films, the characters are great! The CG is very good for 1996, and puts modern blockbusters to shame (e.g. Spiderman).
The Disc has a great 5.1 soundtrack with a detailed 2.35:1 picture.
The extras are very dissapointing, seeing as the film has alot of hollywood stars, there must of been some behind the scenes footage captured. What you get isn`t to bad, the music only audio track is a good addition and the production notes are interesting.
posted by Clive_Evil_C on 15/4/2003 22:41