TwisterDirector: Jan de Bont
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Jan De Bont's special effects spectacular Twister comes to DVD in a package sure to please fans of F/X films. The transfer provides a clear widescreen anamorphic 2.35:1 image. English soundtracks are available in both Dolby Digital 5.1 and DTS 5.1, while a French soundtrack is available in Dolby Digital 5.1. This disc will answer the burning question of whether or not flying cows moo differently in French. Subtitles are available in English, Spanish, and French. Extra features include a music video for Van Halen's "Humans Being," production notes, and the theatrical trailer. The best feature is the commentary track by the director and visual effects supervisor Stefan Fangmeier. Give the filmmakers credit for understanding what audiences find most interesting in this film and giving them a clearer understanding of the work involved in that aspect of the production.
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- Warner Home Video
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- [Wide Screen]
- [DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Cast & Crew
|Helen Hunt||Jo Harding|
|Bill Paxton||Bill Harding|
|Cary Elwes||Dr. Jonas Miller|
|Lois Smith||Aunt Meg|
|Philip Seymour Hoffman||Dusty|
|Jake Busey||Mobile Lab Technician|
|Taylor Gilbert||Bryce, NSSL Scientist|
|Bruce Wright||Murphy, NSSL Scientist|
|Anneke De Bont||Farm Girl|
|Gary England||TV Meteorologist|
|Patrick Fischler||The Communicator|
|Jennifer L. Hamilton||Drive-In Girl|
|Eric LaRay Harvey||Eric|
|Dan Kelpine||Diner Mechanic|
|Jeff Lazalier||TV Meteorologist|
|J. Dean Lindsay||Dean|
|Samantha McDonald||Drive-In Girl|
|Rick Mitchell||TV Meteorologist|
|John Thomas Rhyne||Paramedic|
|Alexa Vega||Jo, 5 Years Old|
|Jan de Bont||Director|
|Michael E. Burke||Special Effects|
|Stephen Campanelli||Camera Operator|
|Matthew Carlisle||Asst. Director|
|Risa Bramon Garcia||Casting|
|Jack N. Green||Cinematographer|
|James M. Halty||Stunts|
|Warren Hamilton||Sound Editor|
|Laurie MacDonald||Executive Producer|
|Mark Mancina||Score Composer|
|Steve Maslow||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Ellen Mirojnick||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Gerald R. Molen||Executive Producer|
|Jerry Molen||Executive Producer|
|Joseph C. Nemec||Production Designer|
|Richard Oswald||Asst. Director|
|Walter Parkes||Executive Producer|
|Geoffrey Patterson||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Steven Spielberg||Executive Producer|
|Patrick M. Sullivan||Set Decoration/Design|
0. Side #1-
0. Scene Selections
1. Opening and 1960 Prologue. [4:46]
2. A Long Day Ahead [:56]
3. One More Signature. [7:04]
4. Dorothy. [3:00]
5. Tagging Along; Melissa and Jonas. [3:06]
6. The Corporate Kissbutt. [2:14]
7. Something In The Wind; Storm Chaser Medley. [5:33]
8. Getting Better At This. [2:19]
9. Intercept Course...In A Rut. [2:41]
10. Braced For Action. [1:41]
11. "Where's my truck?" [2:31]
12. Battle Zone Of A Sidewinder. [5:37]
13. Cow In The Core. [3:34]
14. Tall Tales Of The Extreme. [4:24]
15. Like Old Times. [3:33]
16. Rabbit Tracks. [3:29]
17. The Fun Part. [2:28]
18. In Harm's Way. [3:06]
19. In Front Of Jo And Melissa. [3:02]
20. The Shining-And The Swirling. [4:13]
21. Helter Skelter Shelter. [1:59]
22. "I can't compete with this." [3:43]
23. Wakita In Ruins; Rescuing Meg. [3:01]
24. What Jo Does. [4:30]
25. Making Dorothy Fly. [1:48]
26. Out On A Limb. [3:19]
27. Heavy Traffic. [2:16]
28. Right At Jonas. [1:10]
29. Dodging Deadly Debris. [3:12]
30. Launch Complete. [1:42]
31. Had A Farm. [2:37]
32. Hang On!. [2:16]
33. Seen Enough Sky. [2:19]
34. Landscape End Credits (Respect the Wind). [2:08]
Cast & Crew
Helen Hunt as Jo Harding
Bill Paxton as Bill Harding
Directed By Jan De Bont
Theatrical Trailers 1/2
Commentary by Director Jan De Bont and Special Effects Coordinator Stefen Fangme
"The Making Of Twister."
"Anatomy of the Twister"
Music Video "Humans Being" by Van Halen
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While it has its flaws, it still has its good moments.
As I said in the headline, this blu-ray doesn't appear to be any sharper or less grainy than the DVD. If you own the DVD, I wouldn't bother buying this.
This is by far one of my favorite weather movies. The entire movie is just captivating and thrilling. I never get tired of seeing this movie! There is no words to describe this movie besides a must see and a must have in your movie collection.
As a storm chaser, its not very realistic, yet seeing all the similarities between the movie and the reality make this movie one of my favorites of all time.
I dont know what it is, I'm freaked out by tornadoes, and yet I love movies about them. This movie, was by far the best twister movie ever(not that there have been many). There was really good acting in this movie, and good special effects. Go out and see this movie!
I watched this movie to see Helen Hunt. And she plays her part well. But the star of this movie is the Twister and the effects it has on it surroundings. The special effects are great. I have heard some people say that the plot is not great....There is a love story, a healing of a pscological trauma and the story of what it is like to be a storm chaser.....So I think there is a plot with sub-plots involved. But when all is said and done, the twister steals the show.
This movie is so so amazing and the characters and special effects are stunning and thrilling. The twister parts are so cool. I love the noise!! I can see why it is PG13!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Twister was outstanding. There was a lot of action. It was definitely 2 thumbs up.
When the wind stops blowing, you might say, ''Twister'' starts to. Some pretty terrific extreme- weather scenes (which nevertheless could've been scarier if the filmmakers made the scenes a little more ragged and chaotic, as though they were filming actual tornadoes) are the ''good parts'' that are the viewer's reward for sitting through a dull soap-opera plot about two soon-to- be-divorced storm chasers. There may be a very talented cast here, but you'd never be able to tell (aside from Phillip Seymour Hoffman in a relatively early role--he's the only tolerable one in the bunch). Aside from that, there are wall-to-wall improbabilities that try the patience even more and leave no doubt you're watching a Hollywood blockbuster that can't be bothered with telling a credible story. Why else would a killer storm with 300-mph winds suck up an 18-wheeler off the highway but leave the two lead characters unscathed (not to mention that it can disintegrate a house but can't even ruffle the grass 50 feet away from the funnel cloud)?
This is a really good movie! I really enjoyed the special effects and the actors.
I liked Twister because for one, he takes place in Oklahoma where I live, and two, because it tells of a natural disaster that people in the Tornado Alley get. This is a great movie that tells the truth of tornadoes. Of course, many parts are not real(like the cow) but it adds the visual affect needed to get the point across on wind speed and such.