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    Unique ID Code: 0000039149
    Added by: DVD Reviewer
    Added on: 1/9/2002 14:31
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    Showtime (US)

    7 / 10
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    Lights. Camera. Aggravation
    Certificate: PG-13
    Running Time: 95 mins
    Retail Price: $26.98
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    Showtime is fun time, an action/comedy tale of mismatched LAPD partners (Robert De Niro and Eddie Murphy) directed by Tom Dey (Shanghai Noon). De Niro, wearing a slow-burn scowl like a badge, plays Mitch, a cop`s cop forced by his superiors to be the focus of a reality TV series. Murphy plays Trey, a camera-ready officer more eager to hit his mark than hit the streets. Backed by a ratings-obsessed producer (Rene Russo) and coached in the finer points of copdom by a veteran star (William Shatner, spoofing his T.J. Hooker), Mitch and Trey become America`s favorite buddy cops. But reel life soon gives way to the real. A brutal crimelord must be stopped - and that`s where the shrapnel hits the fan.

    Special Features:
    HBO First Look: The Making of Showtime
    Feature-Length Audio Commentary by Director Tom Dey, Producer Jorge Saralegui
    Outrageous Additional/Extended Scenes Include the Entire Premiere Party Sequence and Hilarious Eddie Murphy Improvs
    Theatrical Trailer
    Cast/Director Highlights

    DVD-ROM Features:
    Link to Original Theatrical Web Site and Other Locations
    Log On to Future Online Events

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English
    Dolby Digital 5.1 French

    Subtitle Tracks:
    CC: English

    Directed By:
    Tom Dey

    Written By:

    Zaid Farid
    Rene Russo
    Eddie Murphy
    Rachael Harris
    Robert De Niro

    Casting By:
    Ellen Chenoweth

    Soundtrack By:
    Alan Silvestri

    Director of Photography:
    Thomas Kloss

    Billy Weber

    Costume Designer:
    Christopher Lawrence

    Production Designer:
    Jeff Mann

    Jane Rosenthal
    Jorge Saralegui
    Channing Dungey

    Executive Producer:
    Will Smith
    James Lassiter
    Bruce Berman
    Eric McLeod

    Warner Bros

    Your Opinions and Comments

    7 / 10
    A silly comedy (that isn`t that funny) about two cops who are teamed up together in order to take part in a reality cops show.
    Sounds interesting? Well, it isn`t, actually.
    The script is not really funny, quite predictable and the acting is pretty average.
    The video transfer is good. There are no compression signs and the colors are nicely saturated.
    The DD 5.1 soundtrack is good, as well. The surrounds are used occasionally, but the soundtrack is not as explosive as it should`ve been.
    The menus are still with music.
    The extras include a commentary, a behind the scenes look, 5 deleted and extended scenes and some outtakes.
    Bottom line - a pretty dull comedy, but a nice disk. Rent it if you must. You`d probably end up regretting it, though.
    posted by Zvi Josef on 1/9/2002 18:50