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Unique ID Code: 0000021266
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Added on: 5/8/2001 12:28
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Thirteen Days (US)

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You`ll never believe how close we came
Certificate: PG-13
Running Time: 147 mins
Retail Price: $26.98
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For thirteen days in October, 1962, the United States and the Soviet Union stood on the brink of war over the discovery of Soviet weapons in Cuba.

President John F. Kennedy (Bruce Greenwood), Bobby Kennedy (Steven Culp) and Special Assistant to the President Kenneth P. O`Donnell (Kevin Costner) struggle to prevent nuclear war.

Special Features:
Interactive Menus
Scene Access
Historical Figures Commentary: Featuring archival audio of John F. Kennedy, Robert McNamara, Kenneth P. O`Donnell, and newly created interviews of Pierre Salinger, Sergei Khrushchev and many others
Documentary: Roots of the Cuban Missile Crisis features film footage from the era with newly created interviews covering U.S./Soviet relations from post-WWII Europe through the end of the crisis
Historical Figures Biographical Gallery: Video Biographies of key figures involved in the crisis, featuring John F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy, Nikita Khrushchev, Fidel Castro and many others
Historical Information Track: Subtitle track featuring information on the crisis
Filmmaker Commentary featuring Director Roger Donaldson, Kevin Costner and others
Deleted Scenes with Director Commentary
Documentary: Bringing History to the Silver Screen
Visual Effects Scene Deconstructions - Multi-angle features
Cast and Crew Filmographies

DVD-ROM Features:
Script-to-Screen Access to the Film
Link to Original Website
Exclusive Access to on-line infinifilm features

Video Tracks:
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1

Audio Tracks:
Dolby Digital 5.1 English

Subtitle Tracks:
CC: English

Directed By:
Roger Donaldson

Written By:

Dylan Baker
Steven Culp
Bruce Greenwood
Kevin Costner

Casting By:
Dianne Crittenden

Soundtrack By:
Trevor Jones

Director of Photography:
Christopher Duddy
Roger Deakins
Andrzej Bartkowiak

Conrad Buff IV

Costume Designer:
Isis Mussenden

Production Designer:
J. Dennis Washington

Mary Montiforte
Staci A. Hunter
Paul Deason
Kevin Costner
Armyan Bernstein
Peter O. Almond
Marc Abraham

Executive Producer:
Ilona Herzberg
Michael De Luca
Thomas A. Bliss

New Line Productions

Your Opinions and Comments

9 / 10
A great political/historical thriller wrapped in a very impressive disk.
This movie was somehow overlooked in the theaters, but I really don`t understand why. OK, so it`s long (almost two and a half hours long, actually), but it is thrilling and exciting and above all - tells a true and very important story.
The video transfer is very good. There are no compression signs and the picture looks great.
The DD 5.1 soundtrack is also very good. While most of the movie involves dialog, the special effects do keep the surrounds active occasionally.
The menus are all animated with sound.
The extras include 3 commentaries (a regular one and 2 "historical" ones), a behind the scenes look, 9 deleted scenes, a visual effects multi-angle feature and 2 documentaries about the events described in the movie.
This disk uses a new "Infinifilm" method which allows you to interact with the movie and sort of "combine" the extras within the movie. It all looks very nice and interesting.
Bottom line - a very good movie that is accompanied by a great disk.
posted by Zvi Josef on 5/8/2001 23:21
9 / 10
As Tony Blair says ` Education, education, education`. That`s what this film is about. So you wondered why the Kennedys were assassinated? Watch this film and it may reveal a few things you may not have been aware of. New Line has certainly gone above and beyond the call of duty with this fine DVD presentation. Featuring their usual stellar video and audio quality, the disc also ushers in the new Infinifilm series in fine style. Taken on their own merit the plentiful extras are universally excellent. But, with the debut of the Infinifilm interface, New Line is offering viewers an inventive new way in which to experience everything this disc has to offer. I really can't recommend "Thirteen Days" enough.
posted by Aslan on 6/12/2001 22:45