Deliver Us from Eva

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Overview

Deliver Us From Eva is appealing if not predictable, and the DVD mirrors that sentiment. Appealing in that Universal has produced a generally nice disc, which is becoming quite predictable, and there's really nothing wrong with being that. The image, framed at 1.85:1, and anamorphic (there is a full-frame version on a separate disc) is gorgeous. Colors are vibrant and detail is outstanding. Flesh tones, in particular, are rich and realistic. There are no signs of any distracting elements in this wonderful ...
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Overview

Deliver Us From Eva is appealing if not predictable, and the DVD mirrors that sentiment. Appealing in that Universal has produced a generally nice disc, which is becoming quite predictable, and there's really nothing wrong with being that. The image, framed at 1.85:1, and anamorphic (there is a full-frame version on a separate disc) is gorgeous. Colors are vibrant and detail is outstanding. Flesh tones, in particular, are rich and realistic. There are no signs of any distracting elements in this wonderful transfer. In a nice move, both Dolby Digital and DTS 5.1 English tracks are included, and while there is some satisfactory use of the bass track, the surrounds aren't employed often. With a romantic comedy though, this isn't unusual, and the crisp, clear dialogue leaves little to complain about. Though not a wide range of supplements, this disc does offer a few additional pieces. Director Gary Hardwick offers a scene-specific commentary, and it truly is that. While very well spoken, his comments do little more than recount what is happening on the screen. The material offered quickly becomes tiresome. Hardwick's intelligence is also evident on the brief PR press kit as he and the cast again tell the story of the film, but don't delve much further. Somewhat more interesting are eight deleted scenes, many which could have stayed in the film, expanding on the overall story. Finally, along with a soundtrack promo, are the music videos "Paradise" from LL Cool J and "This Very Moment" from K-Ci & JoJo.
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Special Features

Feature commentary with director Gary Hardwick; "Delivering Eva: Behind the Scenes of Deliver Us From Eva"; LL Cool J - "Paradise" music video; K-Ci & JoJo - "This Very Moment" music video; Deleted scenes
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide
More than just a clever title, the intelligent Deliver Us From Eva delivers the goods for those in search of an African-American relationship comedy. Writer/director Gary Hardwick does revisit some of the mild misogyny of his debut, The Brothers, in the person of Eva Dandridge, a domineering shrew who makes life hell for the boyfriends/husbands of her three sisters. But at least there's a warm comedic core to Gabrielle Union's portrayal of the uncompromising health inspector, which features some great facial expressions and sharp-tongued rants, and Hardwick makes sure he eventually reveals the reasons behind her rigidity. Hardwick also oversees a winning rapport between Union and LL Cool J, whose own less-than-ideal character -- a mercenary player -- indicates Hardwick's interest in seeing both genders get their comeuppance. What keeps the film basically subtle is that it illustrates the characters' various stumbling blocks without resorting to ridiculous set pieces or insulting caricatures. The film recognizes what works in other films, perhaps to a fault -- it goes outside its basic relationship structure to cop a few vicarious good vibes from Barbershop, as the sisters meet in a salon and interact with its eccentric denizens for no real plot reason. (And if you stay through the credits, there's a revelation about one of these characters that undercuts Hardwick's apparent enlightenment). If only the third act didn't revolve around a plot contrivance that the characters would need to take idiot pills to believe, Deliver Us From Eva might be better than just a good addition to its genre.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/17/2003
  • UPC: 025192336324
  • Original Release: 2002
  • Rating:

  • Source: Universal Studios
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Wide Screen / Subtitled / Dolby
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Time: 1:46:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 33,926

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
LL Cool J Ray Adams
Gabrielle Union Eva Dandridge
Duane Martin Mike
Essence Atkins Kareenah
Robinne Lee Bethany
Meagan Good Jacqui
Mel Jackson Tim
Dartanyan Edmonds Darrell
Kym E. Whitley Ormandy
Royale Watkins Telly
Matt Winston Oscar
Ruben Paul Rashaun
Dorian Gregory Lucius Johnson
Kenya Moore Renee
Jazsmin Lewis Lori
Stephen Saux Bartender
Johnny Gill
Mark Swenson Earl
Yuri Brown Cynda
Technical Credits
Gary Hardwick Director, Screenwriter
Len Amato Producer
Alison Ball Musical Direction/Supervision
B. E. Brauner Screenwriter
Reuben Cannon Casting
Paddy Cullen Producer
Alexander Gruszynski Cinematographer
Bill Hiney Art Director
Barry Levinson Executive Producer
Debrae Little Costumes/Costume Designer
David Lombard Musical Direction/Supervision
James Iver Mattson Screenwriter
Edward Mcavoy Production Designer
Marcus Miller Score Composer
Rip Murray Asst. Director
Jan Pascale Set Decoration/Design
Earl Watson Editor
Paula Weinstein Executive Producer
Russell Williams II Sound/Sound Designer
Kim Williams Casting
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
2. Main Titles
3. The Man
4. Apples & Oranges
5. What's Wrong With Her?
6. Uncompromising
7. No Downloading
8. You're Good, Man!
9. Chicago?
10. The Truth About Men
11. Dating Interruptus
12. Eva, Ray & Romeo
13. Building a Bridge
14. Are You the Man?
15. Lucius
16. The Best of Me
17. Ray & Eva! Ray & Eva!
18. Bad News
19. The Truth Doth Out
20. Romeo (End Credits)
21. Straight Up Telly
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Scenes
   Bonus Material
      Feature Commentary With Director Gary Hardwick
      Delivering Eva: Behind-the Scenes of Deliver Us From Eva
      Deleted Scenes
      The Music of Deliver Us From Eva
         LL Cool J "Paradise" Music Video
         K-Ci & JoJo "This Very Moment" Music Video
         Deliver Us From Eva: The Soundtrack
   Languages
      Spoken Languages: English 5.1 Dolby Digital
      Spoken Languages: English 5.1 DTS
      Feature Commentary With Director Gary Hardwick
      Captioned for the Hearing Impaired: English
      Subtitles: Español
      Subtitles: Français
      Subtitles: None
   Play
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    TOO, TOO, FUNNY.....

    One of the funniest movies I have seen in a very long time.The cast is superb! We certainly could use more films of this quality.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    SURPRISED

    I HAVE TO AGREE WITH THE OTHER TWO CRITICS-VERY ENTERTAINING FLICK

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Loved It!!!

    I was really surprised at how good this movie turned out to be!!! It was a good story, and a good laugh! Ms. Union finally got a role that showed a different side of her acting ability. LL....fine as always!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    BEAUTFUL PEOPLE

    DELIVER US FROM EVA WAS SO GOOD I'M BUYING THE DVD!! GARBRIELLE UNION AND LL COOL J REALLY MADE THE MOVIE TO ME.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great Drama/Comedy

    I loved this movie. It had a twist to every part of the movie. I just love LL Cool J, he is too fine...

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