Twister (Blu-ray) PG-13

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Blu-ray Disc Features:

  • Rated: PG-13
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 53 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Released: May 6, 2008
  • Originally Released: 1996
  • Label: Warner Home Video
  • Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 2.39
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround - French
    • Dolby Digital Tru HD 5.1 Surround - English
    • Subtitles - English (SDH), French - Optional
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Music Video: "Human Being" - Van Halen
    • Featurette: CHASING THE STORM: TWISTER REVISITED
    • Making Of: HBO FIRST LOOK: THE MAKING OF TWISTER
    • Audio Commentary: Jon De Bont - Director; Stefen Fangmeier - Visual Effects Supervisor
    • Documentary: The History Channel Documentary Nature Tech: TORNADOES ANATOMY OF A TWISTER
    • Trailers: Theatrical Trailer

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Entertainment Reviews:

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AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 894,082
While the special effects are clearly the star of this masterwork, the storyline itself, although predictable, is crisp and full of heart. Full Review
Hollywood Reporter
May 10, 2018
Rating: 5/10 -- Holds up against the noisy, busy, idiotically-scripted movies of today for all sorts of reasons [but] that does not excuse it from being a noisy, busy, idiotically-scripted movie in its own right. Full Review
Antagony & Ecstasy
Nov 28, 2014
An expert in making audiences squirm and twist, at making us feel the rush of experience right along with the actors, De Bont choreographs action and suspense so beautifully he makes it seem like a snap. Full Review
Los Angeles Times
Feb 14, 2001
...[A] theme park ride of a movie....Paxton and especially Hunt bring a great deal of vigor to their [characters]....De Bont's direction is muscular...
Variety
May 13, 1996
Rating: 3/5 -- Decent disaster movie for teens. Full Review
Common Sense Media
Jan 2, 2011
Flying cows are an excellent thing in a movie....Eye-popping... -- Rating: B
Entertainment Weekly
May 24, 1996
You know a movie is in trouble when a cow provides its only moment of authentic human interest. Full Review
TIME Magazine
Nov 5, 2008

Product Description:

In this action-packed disaster film set in America's heartland, an ex-husband-and-wife team of storm chasers rushes to be the first to study the dynamics of tornados with some fascinating new technology. Though Helen Hunt (AS GOOD AS IT GETS) and Bill Paxton (APOLLO 13) star--along with a pre-fame Philip Seymour Hoffman--the uncredited lead roles are the tornados, created with eye-dazzling computer-generated effects. SPEED director Jan de Bont takes the helm for this massive box office hit, while bestselling author Michael Crichton contributed the fast-moving story. TWISTER earned Academy-Award nominations for its achievements in sound and visual effects.

Plot Synopsis:

This special effects-laden blockbuster chronicles one day in the life of a band of gung-ho "storm chasers," who track and follow twisters and tornadoes. The group, led by the gutsy Jo and her macho, soon-to-be-ex Bill, have invented "Dorothy," a tank containing sensors that can provide much-needed info about these mysterious, severe weather conditions.
But in order for Dorothy to work, she first must be swallowed by a twister. So Jo, Bill, and the gang put their lives on the line innumerable times, as getting close to the storm means dodging everything from windswept cattle to flying oil tankers.
For Jo and Bill in particular, making meteorological history means having firsthand experience of the inside of a twister...

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Production Notes:

  • Released theatrically in the USA on May 10, 1996, "Twister" created a storm, blowing away the competition with its $41 million gross its opening weekend, breaking box office records in the process.
  • Digitally mastered by THX for superior sound and picture quality.
  • Each Warner Home Video VHS version includes a 30-second public service announcement from the Federal Emergency Management Agency about preparing for the kind of natural disaster that is depicted in the film. The tie-in represents an unprecedented partnership between the federal government and a major motion picture studio.
  • Color by Technicolor; in Panavision widescreen; in DTS and SDDS (Sony Dynamic Digital Sound).
  • Additional cast: Zach Grenier (Eddie) and Scott Thomson (Preacher).
  • Additional credits: Patrick Sullivan (set design) and Stefen Fangmeier (visual effects supervisor).

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  • Sales Rank: 18,345
  • UPC: 085391186311
  • Shipping Weight: 0.19/lbs (approx)
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