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    Unique ID Code: 0000034634
    Added by: DVD Reviewer
    Added on: 26/5/2002 12:07
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    Vanilla Sky (US)

    8 / 10
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    Certificate: R
    Running Time: 135 mins
    Retail Price: $29.99
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    Tom Cruise delivers one of his finest performances in this unforgettably powerful film that reunites him with Cameron Crowe, the director of Jerry Maguire.

    Young, handsome and wealthy, publishing tycoon David Aames (Cruise) can have anything his heart desires. Still, David`s charmed life seems incomplete. One night, David meets the woman of his dreams (Penelope Cruz) and believes he may have found the missing piece. But a fateful encounter with a jealous lover (Cameron Diaz) suddenly sends David`s world out of control, rocketing him on a roller-coaster ride of romance, sex, suspicion and dreams… to a shocking, final awakening you will never forget.

    Special Features:
    Commentary by Director Cameron Crowe and Composer Nancy Wilson, featuring a conversation with Tom Cruise
    Two Featurettes: "Prelude To A Dream" & "Hitting It Hard"
    Interview with Paul McCartney, Gag Reel
    Music Video "Afrika Shox" by Leftfield/Afrika Bambaataa
    International Theatrical Trailer
    Never-Before-Seen Teaser Trailer
    Photo Gallery with Audio Introduction by Photographer Neal Preston

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1

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

    Subtitle Tracks:
    CC: English

    Directed By:
    Cameron Crowe

    Written By:

    Timothy Spall
    Noah Taylor
    Jason Lee
    Kurt Russell
    Cameron Diaz
    Penélope Cruz
    Tom Cruise

    Casting By:
    Gail Levin

    Soundtrack By:
    Nancy Wilson
    Paul McCartney
    Bob Dylan

    Director of Photography:
    John Toll

    Mark Livolsi
    Joe Hutshing

    Costume Designer:
    Betsy Heimann

    Production Designer:
    Catherine Hardwicke

    Paula Wagner
    Scott M. Martin
    Donald J. Lee Jr.
    Michael Doven
    Tom Cruise
    Cameron Crowe

    Executive Producer:
    Patrick Wachsberger
    Jonathan Sanger
    Danny Bramson
    Fernando Bovaira
    Bill Block

    Paramount Pictures

    Your Opinions and Comments

    8 / 10
    OK, so I haven`t seen "Abre Los Ojos" which this movie is based upon. Perhaps this is why the first 80 minutes of the movie made me want to close my eyes and fall asleep. The story`s pace is slow, somehow incoherent and not particularly interesting.
    However, the last 55 minutes made up for this. The story started making more sense and a lot of loose ends were tied.
    The video transfer is good. There are no compression signs and the visuals and editing are quite impressive. Some grain can be detected in several scenes, but nothing too distracting.
    The DD 5.1 soundtrack is satisfying. The surrounds are used occasionally to enhance the uncertainty of the scene.
    The menus are beautifully animated with music.
    The extras include a commentary, a behind the scenes look, a music video, a photo gallery and some outtakes.
    Bottom line - definitely NOT for everyone, but if you can stay awake during the first 80 minutes, you`d be compensated generously.
    posted by Zvi Josef on 26/5/2002 13:36
    7 / 10
    this is a GOOD MOVIE. s***hot
    posted by spiller on 14/6/2002 19:23
    10 / 10
    i have to say this is the best film i`ve ever seen. straight from the start it grabs the attention with it`s amazing opeing soundtrack and interesting opening scene. the dialogue between the characters is amazing and cruise and cruz`s chemistry is heartbreakingly beautiful. the storyline may not be what most people would realistic, but what the film teaches you is the power of the human mind, not reality. the most rewarding two hours of cinema you`ll see. the soundtrack is also the best i`ve ever heard. if you haven`t seen this film you`re missing out on what cinema can really do
    posted by jerk on 4/11/2003 23:45