Mission to Mars

Mission to Mars

Gary Sinise
Director: Brian De Palma Cast: Gary Sinise
Gary Sinise
, Tim Robbins
Tim Robbins
, Don Cheadle
Don Cheadle
Brian De Palma

DVD (Wide Screen)

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Brian De Palma's visually stunning but otherwise lackluster science fiction epic Mission to Mars comes to DVD in a crisp, anamorphic, widescreen transfer and 5.1 Surround Sound -- all the better to show off the film's admittedly impressive special effects, which stand out even more due to the flat pacing and performances. Not surprisingly, the disc's best extra features also concentrate on Mission to Mars' technical achievements: the production art gallery, explanations of the visual effects, and the documentary Visions of Mars all provide insight into the film's successful moments. A fairly informative commentary and a trailer complete a surprisingly well-rounded presentation of this rather slight film; though sci-fi fans and FX geeks may find a wealth of entertainment here, most other viewers would be better off renting this piece of the red planet instead of owning it.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/12/2000
UPC: 0717951008398
Original Release: 2000
Rating: PG
Source: Walt Disney Video
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 1:53:00
Sales rank: 2,007

Special Features

Audio commentary; Animatics to scene comparison; Documentary: "Visions of Mars"; Visual effects analyses; Production art gallery; DVD-ROM; Theatrical trailer; French and Spanish tracks; Spanish subtitles; 5.1 EX Surround; Widescreen [2.35:1] enhanced for 16x9 televisions

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Gary Sinise Jim McConnell
Tim Robbins Woody Blake
Don Cheadle Luke Graham
Connie Nielsen Terri Fisher
Jerry O'Connell Phil Ohlmyer
Kim Delaney Maggie McConnell
Elise Neal Debra Graham
Peter Outerbridge Sergei Kirov
Jill Teed Renee Cote
Kavan Smith Nicholas Willis
Armin Mueller-Stahl Ramier Beck

Technical Credits
Brian De Palma Director
Stuart Aikins Casting
Lon E. Bender Sound Editor
Stephen H. Burum Cinematographer
Denise Chamian Casting
Peter Clemens Set Decoration/Design
Janice Clements Set Decoration/Design
John Dexter Set Decoration/Design
David S. Goyer Co-producer
Justis Greene Co-producer
Sanja Milkovic Hays Costumes/Costume Designer
Paul Hirsch Editor
CIS Hollywood Special Effects
Dream Quest Images Special Effects
Industrial Light & Magic Special Effects
Tom Jacobson Producer
John Knoll Special Effects Supervisor
Gary A. Lee Set Decoration/Design
Jacqueline Lopez Associate Producer
Lin MacDonald Set Decoration/Design
Sam Mercer Executive Producer
Ennio Morricone Score Composer
Kathleen Morrissey Set Decoration/Design
Andrew Neskoromny Art Director
Richard Reynolds Set Decoration/Design
Marco Rubeo Set Decoration/Design
Maurice Schell Sound Editor
Domenic Silvestri Set Decoration/Design
Chris Soldo Associate Producer,Asst. Director
Carl Stensel Set Decoration/Design
Chris Stewart Set Decoration/Design
Ted Tally Associate Producer,Screenwriter
Jim Thomas Screenwriter
John Thomas Screenwriter
Tom Valentine Art Director
Ed Verreaux Production Designer
Jim Wedaa Co-producer
Suzan Wexler Set Decoration/Design
Hoyt Yeatman Special Effects Supervisor
Graham Yost Screenwriter
Rob Young Sound/Sound Designer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Chapter Selection
1. Opening Credits/Barbecue [:11]
2. Three Commanders, One Ship [6:00]
3. Cydonia, Mars [6:00]
4. Space Station [6:00]
5. Deadly Discovery [:04]
6. Distress Call [:05]
7. The Right Crew [4:44]
8. Rescue Mission [:41]
9. Dance Lesson [1:37]
10. Signs From Mars [:40]
11. The Mission Is a "Go" [:20]
12. Maggie [6:03]
13. Meteoroids [5:24]
14. Falling [1:38]
15. Desperate Maneuver [1:25]
16. Losing Woody [2:26]
17. Arrival [1:20]
18. The Greenhouse [1:06]
19. Luke's Story [1:20]
20. The Secret [:49]
21. Unlocking the Code [2:53]
22. A Message [3:13]
23. Where No Man Has Gone Before [5:58]
24. The Truth Revealed [2:45]
25. Goodbye [4:15]
26. Countdown [2:09]
27. Voyage Home [4:12]
28. End Credits [:02]

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