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    Added on: 13/4/2003 11:31
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    8 Mile (US)

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    Every moment is another chance
    Certificate: R
    Running Time: 111 mins
    Retail Price: $26.98
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    "Eminem wins by a knockout!" raves Rolling Stone, as the Grammy Award-Winning phenomenon makes his feature film debut in this gripping story about the boundaries that hold us back-and the courage that can set us free.

    For Jimmy Smith, Jr. (Eminem), life is a daily fight just to keep hope alive. Feeding his dreams in Detroit`s vibrant music scene, Jimmy wages an extraordinary personal struggle to find his own voice-and earn a place in a world where rhymes rule, legends are born and ever moment... is another chance. From Academy Award winner Curtis Hanson (L.A. Confidential) and Oscar-winning producer Brian Grazer (A Beautiful Mind), 8 Mile is the triumphant film Time Magazine hails as "Powerful!" and Entertainment Weekly applauds as "Electrifying" and "Mesmerizing!"

    Special Features:
    Exclusive All-New Uncensored Eminem Rap Battles-Free-Styling Rap Competition Featuring Eminem
    Exclusive Never-Before-Seen Uncensored Superman Music Video (Song from The Eminem Show Album)
    Eminem`s Personal Insight Into the Making of the Film
    The Music of 8 Mile

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1

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

    Directed By:
    Curtis Hanson

    Written By:

    Evan Jones
    Brittany Murphy
    Mekhi Phifer
    Kim Basinger

    Casting By:
    Mali Finn

    Soundtrack By:
    50 Cent

    Director of Photography:
    Rodrigo Prieto

    Jay Rabinowitz
    Craig Kitson

    Costume Designer:
    Mark Bridges

    Production Designer:
    Philip Messina

    James Whitaker
    Paul Rosenberg
    Gregory Goodman
    Carol Fenelon

    Universal Pictures

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    6 / 10
    Rap, for me, at least, is a random combination of words, "sung" by a talentless so-called singer.
    Eminem, for me, at least, is that kind of a talentless guy.
    Why critics raved about his performance in this rap-star-wannabe-movie-wannabe is beyond me. His performance is, if at all, very average. However, Basinger gives a stunning performance. Go figure.
    The video transfer is ok. There are no compression signs to be seen, but the picture mostly lacks some sharpness.
    The DTS and DD 5.1 soundtrack are good. The surrounds are used throughout the movie and they somehow manage to enhance the awful rap music.
    The menus are animated with sound.
    The extras include a behind the scenes look, some production notes and a music video.
    Bottom line - Eminem fans will probably love this movie. For me, it proved that singing isn`t the only thing Eminen cannot do. Avoid.
    posted by Zvi Josef on 5/8/2004 22:56