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    Unique ID Code: 0000078791
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    Added on: 5/12/2005 11:50
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    Van Helsing (US)

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    The One Name They All Fear
    Certificate: PG-13
    Running Time: 132 mins
    Retail Price: $19.98
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    Legendary monster hunter Van Helsing (Hugh Jackman) is summoned to mysterious Transylvania on a mission that will thrust him into a sweeping battle against the forces of darkness! With non-stop action and electrifying special effects, Van Helsing is an adrenaline-powered motion picture event Roger Ebert calls "Spectacular."

    Special Features:
    Explore Dracula`s Castle
    Through an innovative 360 Degree self-guided tour, discover the stunning environments of VAN HELSING that you couldn`t see in theaters.

    Bringing The Monsters To Life
    From pencil sketches through complete digital composition, the experts at Industrial Light & Magic show how the VAN HELSING monsters were brought to life.

    You Are In The Movie
    Experience movie-making magic through miniature cameras on the set that give you the actor`s perspective on the filming of a scene.

    The Legend Of Van Helsing
    The evolution of the legendary character throughout film history.

    Feature Commentaries
    With Director Stephen Sommers, Bob Duscay, Richard Roxburgh, Shuler Hensley and Will Kemp

    Play the Van Helsing Xbox Game
    Put this DVD into your Xbox console and play the first level of the stunning Van Helsing Game!


    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English
    Dolby Digital Stereo 2.0 French
    Dolby Digital Stereo 2.0 Spanish

    Subtitle Tracks:

    Directed By:
    Stephen Sommers

    Written By:

    Shuler Hensley
    David Wenham
    Richard Roxburgh
    Kate Beckinsale
    Hugh Jackman

    Your Opinions and Comments

    8 / 10
    I didn`t have that many expectations from this movie to begin with. I was looking forward to an action packed brainless kind of a movie. That`s exactly why I was not disappointed at all and actually quite enjoyed it.
    While there`s no real acting involved in the movie, the storyline isn`t boring not too ludicrous. As I said - 100% brainless fun.
    The video transfer is excellent. The special effects are mind blowing and the colors are beautifully desaturated to fit the Transylvanian atmosphere. There are no compression signs nor scratches at all. The end titles look absolutely amazing.
    The DD 5.1 soundtrack is explosive. The surrounds are constantly used and provide an awesome sound envelope.
    The menus are nicely animated with sound.
    The extras include 2 commentaries, an interactive tour in the castle, some bloopers, a behind the scenes featurette with explanations on the special effects, several deleted scenes and an X-Box game.
    Bottom line - an enjoyable action-packed movie. Make sure lots of popcorn is available, though.
    posted by Zvi Josef on 12/12/2005 21:07