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Inspector Gadget
     

Inspector Gadget

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Director: David Kellogg

Cast: Matthew Broderick, Rupert Everett, Joely Fisher

 

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The big-screen version of the small-screen cartoon, Inspector Gadget comes to DVD with a widescreen transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. The closed-captioned English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1, while a French soundtrack is available in Dolby Digital Stereo. French subtitles are also accessible. Supplemental

Overview

The big-screen version of the small-screen cartoon, Inspector Gadget comes to DVD with a widescreen transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. The closed-captioned English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1, while a French soundtrack is available in Dolby Digital Stereo. French subtitles are also accessible. Supplemental features include a "making of" featurette, a music video by the band Youngstown, and a theatrical trailer. Fans of this film will be pleased with this disc, but there may not be much to attract first-timers.

Editorial Reviews

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Mouths must have watered when the idea came through Disney to do a live-action Inspector Gadget. TV shows hitting the big screen were plentiful, if not exactly hot, and the project promised ample opportunity for special effects and visual flare. The resulting movie is as slight an entertainment as they come, but it's also a pretty satisfying realization of the potential for a movie about a guy with a Swiss Army knife for a head. Matthew Broderick has fun with the title role, and Joely Fisher makes a refreshingly sarcastic heroine. But the real highlight is Rupert Everett, who plays Dr. Claw with an effeminate flare that only a gay actor could get away with. On TV, Claw was a faceless, unimaginative supervillain who spoke in a growl, but he's much more fun as a naughty Brit who slaps his underlings and responds to adversity with exaggerated gasps of horror. It's this kind of playfulness that dances through the movie, and with everyone having so much fun, the parodies and other cultural references that punch up the screenplay have a liveliness that's contagious. Plus, it doesn't hurt that the visuals look great, be it Gadget bounding down the sidewalk on 30-foot extended legs or flying up the side of a building courtesy of the helicopter rotors that spring from his hat. Look for other funny supporting performances from Andy Dick and D.L. Hughley, who plays the occasionally tiresome de rigeur sassy sidekick, in this case Gadget's talking car.

Product Details

Release Date:
12/07/1999
UPC:
0717951005113
Original Release:
1999
Rating:
PG
Source:
Walt Disney Video
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital, stereo]
Time:
1:18:00

Special Features

"Go Inside Inspector Gadget" featurette; Theatrical trailer; Youngstown music video; French-language track; Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround; Widescreen [1.85:1]

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Matthew Broderick Inspector Gadget
Rupert Everett Claw
Joely Fisher Brenda
Michelle Trachtenberg Penny
Andy Dick Kramer
Cheri Oteri Mayor Wilson
Michael Hagerty Sikes
Dabney Coleman Chief Quimby
D.L. Hughley Gadgetmobile
René Auberjonois Artemus Bradford
Frances Bay Thelma
Don Adams Brain

Technical Credits
David Kellogg Director
Adam Greenberg Cinematographer
Peter Afterman Musical Direction/Supervision
Lou Arkoff Co-producer
Seth Arnett Stunts
Jon Avnet Executive Producer
Barry Bernardi Executive Producer
Jeff Berry Screenwriter
Roger Birnbaum Producer
Jean Chalopin Co-producer
Alan Cody Editor
John Debney Score Composer
Leslie Dilley Production Designer
Kerry Ehrin Original Story,Screenwriter
Jonathan Glickman Executive Producer
Andy Heyward Producer
Geoff Hubbard Art Director
Lawrence Hubbs Art Director
Dream Quest Images Special Effects
Bruton Jones Art Director
Jordan Kerner Producer
Amanda Mackey-Johnson Casting
Aaron Meyerson Executive Producer
Michael White Production Designer
Sergio Mimica-Gezzan Asst. Director
Thom Noble Editor
Dana Olsen Original Story
Zak Penn Screenwriter
Art Rochester Sound/Sound Designer
Andrew Rovins Sound/Sound Designer
Cathy Sandrich Casting
Adam Shankman Choreography
Kate J. Sullivan Set Decoration/Design
Mary Vogt Costumes/Costume Designer
Stan Winston Special Effects
Ralph Winter Executive Producer

Scene Index

Chapter Selection
0. Chapter Selection
1. Opening credits/The gadget project [:02]
2. Foul play afoot [1:33]
3. The right man [1:33]
4. A rude awakening [1:28]
5. Go Go Gadget [1:01]
6. Sanford Scolex [1:01]
7. Robo-gadget [:05]
8. Gadget on the case [:03]
9. Bye bye gadget [:03]
10. Back in action [:06]
11. Showdown [1:25]
12. Rescuing Brenda [1:25]
13. End credits [:14]

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Inspector Gadget 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
DarthTyranus More than 1 year ago
awesome movie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!