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    Unique ID Code: 0000008719
    Added by: DVD Reviewer
    Added on: 27/9/2000 13:08
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    Mission To Mars (US)

    7 / 10
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    Let there be life
    Certificate: PG
    Running Time: 113 mins
    Retail Price: $29.99
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    From the director of Mission: Impossible comes the thrilling, eye-popping science-fiction adventure Mission To Mars, starring Gary Sinise (Snake Eyes) and Tim Robbins (Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me).

    The year is 2020, and the first manned mission to Mars, commanded by Luke Graham (Don Cheadle, Out Of Sight), lands safely on the red planet. But the Martian landscape harbors a bizarre and shocking secret that leads to a mysterious disaster so catastrophic, it decimates the crew.

    Haunted by a cryptic last message from Graham, NASA launches the Mars Recovery Mission to investigate and bring back survivors, if there are any. Confronted with nearly insurmountable dangers, but propelled by deep friendship, the team finally lands on Mars and makes a discovery so amazing, it takes your breath away.

    Mission To Mars is an action-packed rocket ride that will enthrall you with its stunning special effects and keep you on the edge of your seat.

    Special Features:
    Interactive Menus
    Scene Access
    Audio Commentary
    Animatics to Scene Comparison
    Documentary: "Visions Of Mars"
    Visual Effects Analysis
    Production Art Gallery
    Theatrical Trailer

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1

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

    Subtitle Tracks:
    CC: English

    Directed By:
    Brian De Palma

    Written By:

    Peter Outerbridge
    Connie Nielsen
    Don Cheadle
    Tim Robbins
    Gary Sinise

    Casting By:
    Denise Chamian
    Stuart Aikins

    Soundtrack By:
    Ennio Morricone

    Director of Photography:
    Stephen H. Burum

    Paul Hirsch

    Costume Designer:
    Sanja Milkovic Hays

    Production Designer:
    Ed Verreaux

    Jim Wedaa
    Ted Tally
    Chris Soldo
    Jacqueline M. Lopez
    Tom Jacobson
    Justis Greene
    David S. Goyer

    Executive Producer:
    Sam Mercer

    Buena Vista

    Your Opinions and Comments

    10 / 10
    Misunderstood and Underated Film, with superior Anamorphic Transfer and sound. De Palma exists on a higher plain than 99% of most other directors. Grows with each viewing.
    posted by Richard73 on 9/10/2000 00:53
    6 / 10
    Total crap. Honestly - I was surprised. Well, yeah, some of the CG are great and the sound is awesome on occasions as well, but the story. Story? Not in this movie.
    The video transfer is very good. The special effects look very nice and extremely detailed.
    The DD 5.1 soundtrack is excellent. The sound effects are very nice but the music is crap and does not fit the scene during which it is played.
    The menus are all static and dull.
    The extras include a regular behind the scenes documentary and some very nice explanations about how the special effects were shot. The commentary is ok, but I did not survive an additional viewing of the movie.
    Bottom line - forget it, don`t even bother renting it (unless you are only interested in the nice special effects). Brian De Palma really blew this one.
    posted by Zvi Josef on 20/10/2000 01:12
    8 / 10
    Mission to Mars is not the best Sci-Fi film of all times and I want to set that straight right now. However, there is a great deal of first rate scenes throughout the movie. The strongest part of the story, and film is around the middle....and is gripping. Morricone wrote a fabulous classic soundtrack. The movie shows people pooling their resources and skills together to accomplish the mission. A few sacrifices are made...but not in vain. This movie is much better than Red Planet, but it locked up at the start in my Wharfdale 750. I have to play it on the PC. Audio Commentary is by the FX crew and I would have preffered by the Director. I like this movie..and they certainly didn`t save on the budget.
    posted by Roland Herrera on 6/12/2000 00:53
    4 / 10
    Phooar! What a stinker! There`s only one good bit in the whole film and that`s when an astronaut gets spun to death!
    The effects are ropey, the acting is worse that on Eastenders!
    Where was all of the excitement? Meteor showers, hostile lifeforms, fantastic explosions! All absent from this movie folks.
    Ennio Morricone had an interpreter to score for an English language film, I think he should buy some Jerry Goldsmith and John Williams soundtracks and rethink how to write appropriately for action and suspence!
    Good extras though!
    posted by Lee Thews on 10/12/2000 12:53
    6 / 10
    A good film that has a great build up, they arrive on mars and theres all this suspense and stuff but the ending is just a dull anti climax to an otherwise great action/sci-fi flick.
    The visuals are pretty good, great transfer onto dvd with little virtually no grain/speckles. The sound is also pretty sharp and fantastic. There are decent extras here too
    posted by dicanio on 14/1/2003 13:03