Meteor Man

The Meteor Man

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Director: Robert Townsend, Marla Gibbs, Eddie Griffin, Robert Guillaume

Cast: Robert Townsend, Marla Gibbs, Eddie Griffin, Robert Guillaume

     
 

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Robert Townsend's superhero comedy Meteor Man comes to DVD with a pair of transfers. The widescreen anamorphic transfer preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1, and is preferable to the standard full-frame image. A closed-captioned English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Surround, while a Spanish soundtrack has been recorded in Dolby

Overview

Robert Townsend's superhero comedy Meteor Man comes to DVD with a pair of transfers. The widescreen anamorphic transfer preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1, and is preferable to the standard full-frame image. A closed-captioned English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Surround, while a Spanish soundtrack has been recorded in Dolby Digital Mono. English, Spanish, French, and Portuguese subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include the original theatrical trailer. This is a fine release from MGM/UA.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/18/2003
UPC:
0027616883308
Original Release:
1993
Rating:
PG
Source:
Mgm (Video & Dvd)
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Full Frame, Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Mono, Dolby Digital Surround]
Time:
1:40:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Original theatrical trailer; English stereo surround; Spanish mono; English, French, Spanish & Portuguese language subtitles

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Robert Townsend Jefferson Reed
Marla Gibbs Mrs. Reed
Eddie Griffin Michael
Robert Guillaume Mr. Reed
James Earl Jones Mr. Moses
Roy Fegan Simon
Cynthia Belgrave Mrs. Harris
Marilyn Coleman Mrs. Walker
Don Cheadle Goldilocks
Bobby McGee Uzi
Bill Cosby Marvin
Frank Gorshin Mr. Byers
Sinbad Malik
Nancy Wilson Mrs. Laws
Luther Vandross Jamison
Eileen Mack Knight Actor
Big Daddy Kane Pirate
Jenifer Lewis Mrs. Williams
Treach Bloods
Beverly Johnson Woman Doctor
Lela Rochon Vanessa
Wallace Shawn Mr. Little
John Witherspoon Clarence James Carter III
Charlaine Woodard Janice Farrell
Samuel L. Jackson Dre
Barbara Montgomery Dre's Mother
Deborah Lacey T.V. Housewife
Faizon Love Husband
Stu Gilliam Head Physician
Joel Weiss Orderly
Don Reed Drug Worker #2
Tommy "Tiny" Lister Digit
LaWanda Page Old Nurse
Angela Louise Robinson Nurse

Technical Credits
Robert Townsend Director,Producer,Screenwriter
John A. Alonzo Cinematographer
Adam Bernardi Editor
Richard Candib Editor
Ruth E. Carter Costumes/Costume Designer
Toby Corbett Production Designer
Cliff Eidelman Score Composer
Stephanie J. Gordon Set Decoration/Design
Christopher Holmes Editor
Loretha C. Jones Producer
Eileen Mack Knight Casting
Andrew London Editor
Greg Papalia Art Director
Kathryn Peters Set Decoration/Design
Mark Weingarten Musical Direction/Supervision

Scene Index

Side #1 -- Widescreen
1. Main Title/Jefferson [5:16]
2. Wimp [3:07]
3. Mean Streets [3:59]
4. The Golden Lords [2:45]
5. Struck! [2:59]
6. Miraculous Recovery [6:27]
7. Super Powers [5:19]
8. Bad Element [3:00]
9. Bulletproof [8:44]
10. Neighborhood Calls [3:42]
11. Crime-Busting Hero [4:37]
12. Bounty [3:02]
13. Urban Garden [3:16]
14. Golden Gathering [3:07]
15. Stolen Suit [4:50]
16. Protector [2:20]
17. Draining Out [6:07]
18. Showdown [5:41]
19. Community Support [2:20]
20. Up for Grabs [6:24]
21. Power Trip [2:44]
22. Healing Hands [1:30]
23. The Big Man [3:04]
24. End Credits [5:14]
Side #2 -- Standard
1. Main Title/Jefferson [5:26]
2. Wimp [3:07]
3. Mean Streets [3:59]
4. The Golden Lords [2:45]
5. Struck! [2:59]
6. Miraculous Recovery [6:27]
7. Super Powers [5:19]
8. Bad Element [3:00]
9. Bulletproof [8:44]
10. Neighborhood Calls [3:42]
11. Crime-Busting Hero [4:37]
12. Bounty [3:02]
13. Urban Garden [3:16]
14. Golden Gathering [3:07]
15. Stolen Suit [4:50]
16. Protector [2:20]
17. Draining Out [6:07]
18. Showdown [5:41]
19. Community Support [2:20]
20. Up for Grabs [6:24]
21. Power Trip [2:44]
22. Healing Hands [1:30]
23. The Big Man [3:04]
24. End Credits [5:14]

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The Meteor Man 2.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
tito More than 1 year ago
I remember watching this movie when I was a kid. I thought it was great, and then I saw it twelve years later. It kind of sucks, not funny at all, very corney humor, and the plot is terrible, and the "Golden Lords" come on man, gimme a break. What topped it all was the way the meteor hits Robert Townsend's character! Instead of crashing to the groud like a normal meteor would, it chases him down an alley... ok... I'm sure this has happened a few times before. It's only every once in a while that a man coming home in the middle of the night gets chased down an alley by a meteor. This movie sucked.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Meteor Man is a throwback to the old days of the post-Bill Cosby days. That's a tricky metaphore, so let me explain. Robert Townsend's movies tend to be the shuck and jive movies that ''hollywood'' likes and tends to view as entertaining, and thus got greenlighted. Although, most Townsend movies can be viewed as offending to the politically correct,they're still funny and Meteor Man is about as funny as they get. It's not as offensive as Hollywood Shuffle, and it demonstrates the methodic calculation of a director slowly snatching a position in hollywood ,as a black filmaker by the best means....through comedy. As for the movie itself....there are plenty of laughs for anyone who enjoyed the genre of I'm Gonna Get You Sucka and Carwash. But more importantly , it features an exceptional story line and is supported by an ensemble of fine established actors as well as rising ones. I believe this is a landmark film and even though some of it has cliche aspects, I recommend it. * Look for a small role featuring Oscar nominated actor,Don Cheadle.