Mr. 3000

Mr. 3000

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Director: Charles Stone III

Cast: Bernie Mac, Brian J. White

     
 

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This edition of the underrated sports comedy Mr. 3000 arrives on DVD with a standard full-frame transfer that fails to preserve the original theatrical image. English soundtracks are rendered in both Dolby Digital 5.1 and DTS 5.1. French and Spanish subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include a fine but less than scintillating commentary track bySee more details below

Overview

This edition of the underrated sports comedy Mr. 3000 arrives on DVD with a standard full-frame transfer that fails to preserve the original theatrical image. English soundtracks are rendered in both Dolby Digital 5.1 and DTS 5.1. French and Spanish subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include a fine but less than scintillating commentary track by director Charles Stone III, deleted scenes with optional commentary by the director, outtakes, a making-of featurette, and the full versions of three scenes that appear in a truncated form in the final film. This is a fine release for what it is but a different version with the same extras and a widescreen version of the film is available. That edition is preferable.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Perry Seibert
Mr. 3000 is a sports comedy that could have tripped up on every cliché in the book but instead finds new ways to tell a very familiar story. The most appealing aspect of the story is the natural the character arc for Bernie Mac's Stan Ross. He stars as a self-absorbed athlete with star-power and ends up learning how to sacrifice himself for others -- without really abandoning his egocentric nature. He is a believable 21st century sports star who learns to be a better person, not a different person. The supporting characters are all well thought out and played -- particularly the silent manager played by the normally verbose Paul Sorvino. You know he is going to say something at some point, and when he does it still turns out to be a pleasant surprise. Bernie Mac can be physically imposing onscreen, but in Angela Bassett he finds a partner with just as much of a physical presence. They are an enjoyable pair -- their physicality helps sell the sexual relationship they used to have (and that they rekindle). The baseball footage all feels natural, most especially an excellent sequence early in the film involving a pitcher who throws one high and inside on Ross. Director Charles Stone III manages to stay totally within the bounds of the genre, but his editing skills and his ability to shape likable characters allow him to achieve a first-rate entry in the genre.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/01/2005
UPC:
0786936242812
Original Release:
2004
Rating:
PG-13
Source:
Touchstone / Disney
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Full Frame]
Sound:
[Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time:
1:43:00
Sales rank:
12,681

Special Features

Closed Caption; Outrageous outtakes; Deleted scenes with optional director commentary; Full uncut scenes from the film: SportsCenter, Mr. 3000 commercial, The Tonight Show; "The Making of Mr. 3000"; "Spring Training: The Extra's Journey"; "Everybody Loves Stan"; Director audio commentary

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Bernie Mac Stan Ross
Angela Bassett Actor,Mo Simmons
Brian J. White T-Rex Pennebaker,Actor
Michael Rispoli Boca,Actor
Ian Anthony Dale Fukuda
Evan Jones Fryman,Actor
Amaury Nolasco Fryman
Dondre Whitfield Skillett,Actor
Paul Sorvino Gus Panas,Coach Gus Panas
Earl Billings Lenny Koron
Chris Noth General Manager Shembri,Actor
Tom Arnold Actor
Ron Darling Actor
Larry King Actor
Tony Kornheiser Actor
John Salley Actor
Stuart Scott Actor
Michael Wilbon Actor
Jay Leno Actor
Chris Rose Actor
Peter Gammons Actor

Technical Credits
Charles Stone Director
Steve Aaron Sound/Sound Designer
Maher Ahmad Production Designer
Gary Barber Producer
Roger Birnbaum Producer
Timothy M. Bourne Executive Producer
Eric Champnella Original Story,Screenwriter
Derek Evans Co-producer
Jonathan Glickman Executive Producer
Gail Goldberg Casting
Austin Gorg Art Director
Howard Michael Gould Screenwriter
Steve Greener Executive Producer
Shane Hurlbut Cinematographer
Monroe Kelly Art Director
David W. Krummel Set Decoration/Design
Frank Marshall Executive Producer
Keith Mitchell Original Story,Screenwriter
Bill Pankow Editor
Salvador Perez Costumes/Costume Designer
Adele Plauche Set Decoration/Design
John Powell Score Composer
Vernon Reid Musical Direction/Supervision
Marcia Ross Casting
Doug Torres Asst. Director
Maggie Wilde Producer

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Opening Credits [8:52]
2. Retirement [7:39]
3. "One of the Greatest" [8:04]
4. Comeback [9:11]
5. First Game [10:32]
6. Milestone Man [8:30]
7. Curveball [8:21]
8. Seven Games Out [6:41]
9. Baseball Song [9:23]
11. Extra Practice [12:08]
10. History [7:40]
12. End Credits [6:10]

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