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    Unique ID Code: 0000005687
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    Added on: 13/6/2000 18:36
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    EDtv (UK)

    8 / 10
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    Fame. Be careful. It`s out there
    Certificate: 12
    Running Time: 118 mins
    Retail Price: £19.99
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    It`s the unforgettable story of a nobody... that everybody`s watching!

    Matthew McConaughey and Jenna Elfman star in the hilarious romantic comedy Joel of `Good Morning America` calls "Big-Laugh Funny."

    Ed Pekurny (McConaughey) is just a regular guy who feels he has nothing to lose by agreeing to be a star of a new reality-based TV show. Almost overnight, the program becomes a hit, and suddenly this goofy but engaging video clerk is a national celebrity! Everything`s fabulous... until Ed falls head over heels for Shari (Elfman), the girlfriend of his brother Ray (Woody Harrelson). Suddenly their most private moments become public entertainment - and the ratings go through the roof - as millions of fans tune in to watch a real soap opera filled with comedy and romance.

    Superbly directed by Ron Howard and featuring a stellar supporting cast including Elizabeth Hurley, Sally Kinnard, Martin Landau, Ellen DeGeneres, Rob Reiner and Dennis Hopper, EDtv is a outrageous look at instant fame, overnight success, and sharing your life with a few million of your closest fans.

    Special Features:
    Interactive Menus
    Scene Access
    `Caught In The Camera`s Eye` Making Of Featurette
    Two feature-length Commentaries (Director and Writers)
    Deleted Scenes
    Music Highlights
    Production Notes
    Theatrical Trailer
    Cast & Filmmaker`s Notes

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 French
    Dolby Digital 5.1 German

    Subtitle Tracks:

    Directed By:
    Ron Howard

    Written By:

    Dennis Hopper
    Elizabeth Hurley
    Rob Reiner
    Martin Landau
    Sally Kirkland
    Woody Harrelson
    Jenna Elfman
    Ellen DeGeneres
    Matthew McConaughey

    Casting By:
    Jane Jenkins
    Janet Hirshenson

    Soundtrack By:
    Randy Edelman

    Director of Photography:
    John Schwartzman

    Mike Hill
    Daniel P. Hanley

    Costume Designer:
    Rita Ryack

    Production Designer:
    Michael Corenblith

    Louisa Velis
    Ron Howard
    Brian Grazer

    Executive Producer:
    Richard Sadler
    Michel Roy
    Todd Hallowell

    Universal Pictures

    Your Opinions and Comments

    8 / 10
    EDtv has been my first DVD so I`m quite attached to it!!
    It is lovely anyway,it is the answer to the always answered question....what would be like to be famous?????
    posted by alby on 2/7/2000 22:36
    9 / 10
    posted by ad6 on 19/8/2000 03:07
    7 / 10
    A funny, original and cool little movie. While the idea behind the movie had been dealt with before, this movie approaches the "life on TV" issue from a different angle - a semi-comic one.
    The cast is really good and all the actors show us some fine scenes of acting.
    The video transfer is good. I did not find any compression marks at all and the overall quality of the colors was more than ok.
    The DD 5.1 soundtrack is a bit weak. I mean, the dialog is always clear and there is even an occasional usage of the surrounds, but I expected to hear more background sounds from the entire crew that accompanied Matthew McConaughey (Ed) throughout the day.
    The menus are static and boring.
    The extras include 2 commentaries (which, frankly, I did not have the patience to listen to), some behind the scenes featurette, deleted scenes (not particularly interesting) and some funny (at times) outtakes.
    Bottom line - a nice movie with an interesting approach to "life on TV".
    posted by Zvi Josef on 3/11/2000 11:58