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    Unique ID Code: 0000036056
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    Added on: 23/6/2002 12:21
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    Twister (Australia)

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    The dark side of nature
    Certificate: PG
    Running Time: 108 mins
    Retail Price: 19.95
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    A house rips apart piece by piece. A bellowing cow spins through the air. Tractors fall like rain. A 15,000-pound gasoline tanker becomes and airborne bomb. A mile-wide, 300 miles-per-hour forcce of total destruction is coming at you: Twister is hitting home. In this adventure swirling with cliffhanging excitement and awesome special effects, Helen Hunt and Bill Paxton play scientists pursuing the most destructive weatherfront to sweap through mid-America`s Tornado Alley in 50 years. By launching electronic sensors into the funnel, the storm chasers hope to obtain enough data to create and improved warning system. But to do so, they must intercept the twisters` deadly path. The chase is on!

    Special Features:
    Theatrical Trailer
    DVD Teaser Trailer
    Biographies-Cast & Crew

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Letterbox 2.35:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English

    Subtitle Tracks:
    CC: English

    Directed By:
    Jan De Bont

    Written By:

    Alan Ruck
    Lois Smith
    Jami Gertz
    Helen Hunt
    Philip Seymour Hoffman
    Cary Elwes
    Bill Paxton

    Casting By:
    Risa Bramon Garcia

    Soundtrack By:
    Alex Van Halen
    Mark Mancina
    Edward Van Halen
    Trevor Rabin
    Lisa Loeb

    Music From:
    Gioacchino Rossini

    Director of Photography:
    Jack N. Green

    Michael Kahn

    Costume Designer:
    Ellen Mirojnick

    Production Designer:
    Joseph C. Nemec III

    Michael Crichton
    Glenn Salloum
    Kathleen Kennedy
    Ian Bryce

    Executive Producer:
    Steven Spielberg
    Walter F. Parkes
    Laurie MacDonald
    Gerald R. Molen

    Warner Bros

    Your Opinions and Comments

    8 / 10
    It`s been about 2 years since I`ve seen the region 2 version of the movie on DVD. This time, I found the region 4 version on sale, so I bought it and watched it on a 61" TV.
    The story is as good as ever. Of course some parts don`t make sense, but I guess that those parts don`t really have to make sense. It`s all about fun and the special effects.
    The video transfer is very good. While several scenes seem to lack detail, most of the visuals are stunning. The CG animation is incredible and is seamlessly combined with the background shots.
    The DD 5.1 soundtrack is extremely powerful. The surrounds will make you think a twister has entered your living room.
    Notice that this disk contains multiple soundtracks (same as the region 2 disk), that are only available if your DVD player is multi-region.
    The disk contains no extras at all. What a shame!
    Bottom line - a highly re-watchable movie with great visuals and sound, but, alas, a bare disk. Recommended.
    posted by Zvi Josef on 23/6/2002 18:29