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    Unique ID Code: 0000058835
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    Added on: 9/4/2004 15:23
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    Core, The (UK)

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    Earth has a deadline
    Certificate: 12
    Running Time: 129 mins
    Retail Price: £15.99
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    Geophysicist Dr. Josh Keyes (Aaron Eckhart) has made a terrifying discovery: the Earth`s inner core has stopped rotating. Now the planet`s electromagnetic field is deteriorating and within months, Earth will be destroyed. One hope exists: to send Keyes and an elite team of scientists in a subterranean vessel to the center of the Earth. As mankind`s fate hangs in the balance, the scientists and the ship`s crew must do the unthinkable - detonate a nuclear device to reactivate the Earth`s core.

    Special Features:
    Director`s commentary by Jon Amiel. `To The Core And Back: The Making of The Core`. Deconstruction of visual effects. Deleted and extended scenes with director`s commentary.

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English

    Subtitle Tracks:
    CC: English

    Directed By:
    Jon Amiel

    Written By:

    Tchéky Karyo
    Hilary Swank
    Ray Galletti
    Christopher Shyer
    Aaron Eckhart

    Casting By:
    Terry Rawlings

    Soundtrack By:
    Christopher Young

    Costume Designer:
    Daniel J. Lester

    Production Designer:
    Philip Harrison
    Phil Meheux
    John Lindley

    Visual Effects:
    Mary Tricia Wood
    Lynne Carrow
    Deborah Aquila

    Cooper Layne
    David B. Householter
    David Foster
    Sean Bailey

    Paramount Pictures

    Your Opinions and Comments

    7 / 10
    A good-looking, yet rather silly sci-fi thriller about a group of people trying to jump-start planet Earth. Right! :)
    While the visuals are occasionally (yet not always) impressive, the plot itself is rather absurd, both scientifically and non-scientifically.
    The video transfer is very good. There are no compression signs to be seen and most of the special effects look frighteningly real.
    The DD 5.1 soundtrack is very good. The surrounds are constantly used during the underground scenes (plenty of those, as you can guess).
    The menus are animated with sound.
    The extras include a commentary by the director, a behind the scenes look, explanations about the special effects and 9 deleted scenes.
    Bottom line - despite its silliness, this is a two-hour ride of fun, fun and some more fun, six (thousand) feet under.
    posted by Zvi Josef on 11/4/2004 20:57
    8 / 10
    Think Zvi has hit the nail with this review. This is a white knuckle ride of a film, dragging the viewer from start to finish, with a relish that belies a B-movie premise. Because it does not pretend to be high art, The Core proves to be watchable for the thrills it provides. I cannot see anyone putting this down as their all time fave film, but most of us will enjoy it.
    posted by carl jervis on 10/5/2004 03:40