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    Added on: 29/3/2001 23:43
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    Charlie`s Angels (US)

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    Certificate: PG-13
    Running Time: 99 mins
    Retail Price: $27.96
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    Synopsis:
    Adventure has never been more beautiful than Charlie`s Angels!

    Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore and Lucy Liu star as the captivating crime-fighting trio who are masters of disguise, espionage and marital arts. When a devious mastermind embroils them in a plot to destroy individual privacy, the Angels are on the spot with their brains, brawn and high-tech toys. Aided by their loyal sidekick Bosley (Bill Murray), the girls are about to bring down the bad guys when a terrible secret is revealed that makes the Angels a target of assassination.

    Now, it`s a matter of life or death as the stunningly smart detectives use their state-of-the-art skills to kick evil`s butt in this sexy, high-octane comedy!

    Special Features:
    ***This title is RCE encoded***

    Interactive Menus
    Scene Access
    Director and Cinematographer Commentary
    Set Design, Fashion, Martial Arts and Stunts, Special Effects and Director McG Featurettes
    Deleted and Extended Scenes
    Wired Angels Scene Deconstruction
    Outtakes and Bloopers
    Music Videos - Destiny`s Child and Apollo Four Forty
    Theatrical Trailers
    Talent Files
    Production Notes
    Direct Weblink To Official Website

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1

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

    Subtitle Tracks:
    French
    English
    CC: English

    Directed By:
    Joseph McGinty Nichol

    Written By:





    Starring:
    Tim Curry
    Kelly Lynch
    Sam Rockwell
    Bill Murray
    Lucy Liu
    Drew Barrymore
    Cameron Diaz

    Casting By:
    Kim Davis
    Justine Baddeley

    Soundtrack By:
    Ed Shearmur

    Director of Photography:
    Russell Carpenter

    Editor:
    Wayne Wahrman
    Peter Teschner

    Costume Designer:
    Joseph G. Aulisi

    Production Designer:
    J. Michael Riva

    Producer:
    Nancy Juvonen
    Leonard Goldberg
    Amanda Goldberg
    Drew Barrymore

    Executive Producer:
    Jenno Topping
    Betty Thomas
    Aaron Spelling
    Joseph M. Caracciolo

    Distributor:
    Columbia / Tristar

    Your Opinions and Comments

    9 / 10
    A good dvd with great video and sound. Plenty of extras including Martial Arts featurette which tells you how they did the fight scenes with the man who taught the fight scenes in the Matrix. A funny film with plenty of tongue and cheek and my girlfriend loves this film saying "it`s nice to see girls kicking blokes arse`s for once" It also include trailers for different films including crouching tiger hidden dragon.
    posted by David Garner on 30/3/2001 05:46
    9 / 10
    Now this is more like it! After the abysmal Avengers rehash and the just-plain-embarrassing Wild Wild West, I think most people were dreading this latest retread of Seventies kitsch. Boy, could you be more wrong?

    Charlie`s Angels is a gleeful, take-nothing-seriously romp. Three drop-dead-gorgeous stars having a complete ball being Action Women. This is an action-comedy, not in the in-your-face "Airplane" tradition, but a rollicking subversion of TV rehashes, martial-arts potboilers like "The Matrix" and action pictures in general.

    Bits to watch out for are Cameron Diaz`s scene-stealing rear end (even more of a scene stealer than Catherine Zeta Jones` bum in "Entrapment"), Drew Barrymore licking the steering wheel at the race track, Lucy Liu`s "Banzai!" massage technique, the "Swiss Miss" scene...

    The disk comes peppered with short extras rather than one long documentary, which suits the MTV style of the movie. There are also three Easter eggs on the disk, accessed through the three Special Features menus. On page one you go to "Gettin` G`d Up" and press right to highlight part of the menu photo, then enter. This fires up a short set of three beauty shots of the lead actresses. Page two you go up to the top option, press left to highlight an area on Bosley`s jacket and enter, and that gets you a quick sequence of Drew Barrymore having a life mask made for makeup. Page Three, you go down to the arrow at the bottom of the page, press right, highlighting Knox`s eyes and enter to get a short piece of the cast goofing about on set.

    It`s the perfect Guys` (or Girls`) Night In movie. Crack a beer, dish up a Ruby and you`re sorted.
    posted by Mark Oates on 11/4/2001 05:05
    8 / 10
    A fun yet meaningless movie. You can enjoy it only if you expect nothing from it. As simple as that.
    All 3 angels look great and move around pretty nicely.
    The video transfer is excellent. There are no compression signs at all and the visuals are stunning. There are quite a few special effects in the movie (explosions, slow motion fighting, slow motion bullets and lots more) and all of them are done really nicely.
    The DD 5.1 soundtrack is very good as well. The surrounds are used often and give a very good sound envelope.
    The menus are all beautifully animated with sound and music.
    The extras include a nice commentary, an extensive behind the scenes look, some deleted scenes, several funny outtakes, 2 music videos, some production notes and over half a dozen trailers.
    Bottom line - a 100% popcorn movie which can be enjoyed only if not taken seriously. Have fun! :)
    posted by Zvi Josef on 11/4/2001 20:41
    8 / 10
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    As LL Cool J says yet another movie based on a TV show. Charlies angels is so bad it`s good. The movie is made not to be taken seriously with over the top acting from the three leads and others plus slow-mo fight sequences and slow-mo bullets which are taken from The Matrix and other Asian Fighting films. The problem is that the director McG (!) is an awful director, with camera work that would give Michael Bay a head ache. The film is ok, the film is to be watched with mates having a laugh. Don`t expect to sit down and be concentrating over the plot, or lack of plot.

    Sound:

    The sound is top-notch and utilizileses 5.1 to the max.

    Picture:

    Picture is also spot on and crystal clear.

    Extras:

    An interesting commentary by McG and Cinematographer Russell Carpenter (True Lies). A crap feature on McG, with every one praising him (it makes me sick) and other bit`s an bob`s covering most aspects of the production.
    posted by the_film_king on 6/8/2003 22:41