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    Unique ID Code: 0000004915
    Added by: DVD Reviewer
    Added on: 15/5/2000 02:00
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    Existenz (UK)

    6 / 10
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    Certificate: 15
    Running Time: 93 mins
    Retail Price: £19.99
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    Exciting stars Jennifer Jason Leigh, Jude Law, and Willam Dafoe, challenge the boundaries of reality in this futuristic, critically acclaimed adventure thriller!

    During the first closed-door demonstration of an amazing new virtual reality game -`eXistenZ` - the system`s brilliant designer, Allegra Geller (Leigh), is violently attacked by a crazed assassin intent on killing her and destroying her creation.

    Forced to flee into hiding, Allegra enlists a young assistant (Law) to help her in testing the damaged system... by convincing him to join her inside `eXistenZ`.

    The action then explodes as their worlds real-life dangers begin to merge with the fantasy of the game! If you`re ready to play, it`s now your turn to plug into this powerfully entertaining game!

    Special Features:
    Interactive Menus
    Scene Access
    Three Commentary tracks, from Director, Director of Photography and Special Effects Supervisor
    `The Invisible Art of Carol Spiers` documentary
    Exclusive Sega Dreamcast interactive menu with information and previews of latest games
    Theatrical Trailer

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Letterbox 1.85:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English

    Subtitle Tracks:
    CC: English

    Directed By:
    David Cronenberg

    Written By:

    Willem Dafoe
    Don McKellar
    Ian Holm
    Jude Law
    Jennifer Jason Leigh

    Casting By:
    Deirdre Bowen

    Soundtrack By:
    Howard Shore

    Director of Photography:
    Peter Suschitzky

    Ronald Sanders

    Costume Designer:
    Denise Cronenberg

    Production Designer:
    Carol Spier

    Sandra Tucker
    Michael MacDonald
    Robert Lantos
    Andras Hamori
    David Cronenberg
    Damon Bryant
    Bradley Adams

    Twentieth Century Fox

    Your Opinions and Comments

    8 / 10
    This is cool!!!! snazzy cool!!!
    It`s a game in a game in a game this a game to???
    posted by alby on 2/7/2000 22:40
    5 / 10
    Great print. Bizarre as usual from Crony
    posted by Richard73 on 17/10/2000 00:49
    8 / 10
    This is an underrated little movie from Cronenberg. The look of the film is like nothing you have ever seen for a so called SF piece of film-making. In many ways it`s a return to the "body horror" of Cronenberg`s earlier work such as Videodrome or Shivers but it`s much more playful and funny. The film is full of sexual imagery and has a great performance from Leigh. The extras are good too, a thoughtful commentary from Cronenberg and a great documentary about Carol Spier his production designer. If you are a Cronenberg fan this package is a pleasure to wander through.
    posted by CaminoReal on 14/9/2001 14:47
    9 / 10
    A fantastically imaginative return to form for Cronenberg. Good performs from the leads who have a great chemistry and plenty of sexuality. The ideas are great and it has been directed excellently, the grissle gun is a particularly novel idea.

    There are no deleted scenes, but there are three commentries. Cronenberg concentrates on the actually film which is interesting, but he doesn`t really throw in many anecdotes of the shoot. The second commentry also held my attention. There is a long feature, so it`s clear effort has been made for this DVD although the feature was one of the dullest i`ve seen!
    posted by Rich_H on 27/8/2002 16:57
    7 / 10
    Very imaginative, very well done, very weird & very confusing.
    posted by Rich Davies on 19/11/2002 02:28
    6 / 10
    A truly bad and incoherent movie from Cronenberg.
    I really had high expectations from this movie, but hey - this movie BOMBS in almost every aspect. It lacks a coherent storyline, its characters are as flat as characters can get (even Law), it makes absolutely no sense (even within eXistenZ` warped logic) and the special effects are truly pathetic.
    The video transfer is good. There are no compression signs and the colors are well saturated.
    The DD 5.1 soundtrack is good, as well. The surrounds are used occasionally, but nothing too overwhelming.
    The menus are animated with sound.
    The extras include 3 commentaries and a behind the scenes featurette.
    Bottom line - as a whole, this movie fails to deliver. Avoid.
    posted by Zvi Josef on 31/8/2005 12:37