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    Added on: 25/5/2003 11:40
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    Reign Of Fire (UK)

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    Fight Fire With Fire
    Certificate: 12
    Running Time: 105 mins
    Retail Price: £19.99
    Release Date:

    In present-day London, twelve-year-old Quinn watches as his mother, a construction engineer, inadvertently wakes an enormous fire-breathing beast from its centuries-long slumber. Twenty years later, much of the world has been scarred by the beast and its offspring. As a fire chief, Quinn (Christian Bale) is responsible for warding off the beasts and keeping a small community alive as they eke out a meager existence. Into their midst comes a hotshot American, Van Zan (Matthew McConaughey), who says he has a way to kill the beasts and save mankind - a way Quinn`s never seen done. Directed by Rob Bowman (The X Files), Reign of Fire fuses a medieval past with a post-apocalyptic future in this exciting tale of adventure and survival.

    Special Features:
    Theatrical trailers
    `Breathing Life Into The Terror` making-of featurette
    `If You Can`t Stand the Heat` pyrotechnics featurette
    Conversations with director Rob Bowman

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English
    DTS 5.1 English

    Subtitle Tracks:
    CC: English

    Directed By:
    Rob Bowman

    Written By:

    Scott Moutter
    Gerard Butler
    Izabella Scorupco
    Matthew McConaughey
    Christian Bale

    Casting By:
    Marcia Ross
    Priscilla John

    Soundtrack By:
    Ed Shearmur
    Jimi Hendrix

    Director of Photography:
    Adrian Biddle

    Thom Noble
    Declan McGrath

    Costume Designer:
    Joan Bergin

    Production Designer:
    Wolf Kroeger

    Richard D. Zanuck
    Lili Fini Zanuck
    Dean Zanuck
    Rebekah Rudd
    Bruce Moriarty
    James Flynn
    Derek Evans
    Ned Dowd
    Chris Chrisafis
    Roger Birnbaum
    Gary Barber

    Executive Producer:
    Jonathan Glickman

    Touchstone Pictures

    Your Opinions and Comments

    7 / 10
    A rather dumb and sort of plotless movie about people fighting for their lives against ancient dragons.
    Despite the good cast, the movie`s script is very average and not too interesting.
    The video transfer is good. There are very few compression signs and the visuals are pleasing. The dragons` CG varies from good to embarrassing.
    The DD 5.1 soundtrack is good. The surrounds are nicely used and create a creepy atmosphere.
    The menus are animated with sound.
    The extras include 3 featurettes, which aren`t that great and a game showcase.
    Bottom line - a weak movie and an average disc. Give it a miss.
    posted by Zvi Josef on 27/5/2003 03:52
    6 / 10
    A rather pointless movie, with a dull and silly plot. The good cast and good special effects are wasted on this dismal film. Basically Christian Bale is the leader of the survivors of the reign of fire, that dragons have brought upon them. Their sole aim is to hide and keep clear of the dragons by digging an underground lair. Soon a US soldier comes to them and tells them that he can kill dragons.....

    The picture is very crisp and clear. The colours used are mainly dark and dull ones, apart from the fire. This technique adds to the authenticity that there has been an apocalypse.
    The sound is great. We have the choice of DTS or DD 5.1, both tracks are a joy to listen to. The surrounds are well used. There arent many special features. There are 2 featurettes you wont watch because the movie is so rubbish, a theatrical trailer and a trailer for the game.

    Overall this was a huge dissapointment as I was really looking forward to this movie, disregarding other poor reviews. I really have to say that this time, the critics were spot on. This is not a movie i`d wanna see again in a long time.
    posted by dicanio on 16/6/2003 22:09