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    Added on: 13/4/2003 11:45
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    8 Mile (UK)

    8 / 10
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    Every moment is another chance
    Certificate: 15
    Running Time: 115 mins
    Retail Price: £19.99
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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:
    Making of
    Rap battles
    The Music of 8 Mile
    Eminem `Superman` music video
    DVD ROM features

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English
    DTS 5.1 English
    Dolby Digital 5.1 Hungarian

    Subtitle Tracks:
    CC: English

    Directed By:
    Curtis Hanson

    Written By:

    Kim Basinger
    Mekhi Phifer
    Brittany Murphy
    Evan Jones

    Casting By:
    Mali Finn

    Soundtrack By:
    50 Cent

    Director of Photography:
    Rodrigo Prieto

    Craig Kitson
    Jay Rabinowitz

    Costume Designer:
    Mark Bridges

    Production Designer:
    Philip Messina

    Carol Fenelon
    Gregory Goodman
    Paul Rosenberg
    James Whitaker

    Universal Pictures

    Your Opinions and Comments

    10 / 10
    This is one of the most original films I have ever seen.

    Eminem`s Acting is brillant far better than All Saints in Honest.

    He Took Jimmy Rabbit to the next level.

    The Rap Battles are the mian highlight of the film.

    Brillant directing from Hanson.

    I have seen a lot of films come out this year but this one is the best so far.

    The extras are brillant including a documentary on Rap Battles and then normal people taking on Eminem in a Freestyle Battle.

    The Superman was really good.

    I Wish they had an Eminem Commentary for his take on the film in more detail.

    Anyway I think this is film is one of the best I have seen since Monsters Inc from Last Year.
    posted by barry110 on 31/5/2003 18:12
    6 / 10
    Will Only Appeal To Fans Of Eminem. Movie Is OK But As Public Enemy Would Rap "Don`t Believe The Hype"
    posted by Patrick O`Keefe on 20/7/2003 13:55
    8 / 10
    Eminem shines in this realistic modern drama about a young rapper trying to get out of the rough in rundown Detroit. Jimmy Smith Jnr, aka Rabbit lives with his nymphomaniac mother and little sister in a trailer park. He has dreams of making it big but things just keep on getting in his way. This movie is about Carpe Diem, taking chances. Solid acting from Eminem, Kim Basinger, Brittany Murphy and Mekhi Phiffer.

    The picture is almost pin sharp and has great detail, especially during the many night scenes. The cinematography is really great and you can almost feel yourself being there, in Detroit, the sets are very realistic.
    The sound is very great, very loud and always clear. The dialogue is alway audible. There is also an optional DTS track that I would have liked to have sampled.

    There are plenty of extras that cover many aspects of the movie. There is a making of featurette that is interesting. There is a music of 8mile option that links back to good music moments in the movie. There is the uncut Eminem superman music video that was ok but really, it wasnt to my taste.

    A Solid coming of age movie about living in the rough neighbourhoods in america and success. A different type of movie that provides a refreshing change from other movies. Curtis Hanson has proved to be great yet again with his superb direction. See This
    posted by dicanio on 30/10/2003 11:03
    7 / 10
    Intro- It`s not tripe which some people consider 8 Mile to be(based on customer reviews from or registered members from; but on the other hand it`s not destined to be in the top 100 greatest movies of all time. 8 Mile is basically about Eminem himself but having a different name. His character, Jimmy `Rabbit` Smith jr struggles through life on a daily basis and tries to win some rap battle competition.

    Video- Being a recent film, I was expecting top notch video quality so here it is. Present in 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen, this is one of the best video qualities in my entire collection. Colours are vibrant, sharp and well defined. The only few faults is that the video can be slightly dark at times but I think it gives character.

    Sound- Very bassy, especially in the scenes where Rabbit is competing with other rappers. In DD 5.1, there`s no loss in sound quality and it keeps on beating. There`s also an option to listen to DTS throughout for more oomph in your speakers. Very pleasing.

    Extras- This is where video and audio versus special features seperate drastically. There is a short making of featurette featuring interviews with the cast/crew. Next, there is a rap battles thing. The package is finished with a music vid by Eminem and music of 8 Mile which gives you bits where that music is played.

    Overall- As I said in the intro, 8 Mile is not tripe but it`s neither destined to be a classic. The DVD is really for the fans of Eminem, otherwise you would avoid buying this.
    posted by alias-rf2 on 8/8/2004 21:43
    10 / 10
    Wow Best Film I Ever Saw!!!
    posted by Ralph Wiggum on 19/1/2005 17:05