X-MenDirector: Bryan Singer
While there wasn't anything really wrong with the original DVD release of X-Men, this two-disc re-release (perfectly timed for the theatrical release of X-Men 2 of course) takes it to a new level, one that is exceptional in every way. The 2.35:1 anamorphic transfer is outstanding (the movie is on the first disc). Colors are vivid, and even with all the/i>/i>… See more details below
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While there wasn't anything really wrong with the original DVD release of X-Men, this two-disc re-release (perfectly timed for the theatrical release of X-Men 2 of course) takes it to a new level, one that is exceptional in every way. The 2.35:1 anamorphic transfer is outstanding (the movie is on the first disc). Colors are vivid, and even with all the action and movement, there are no signs of breakdown. Detail is always strong, as are the contrast levels. Equal to the image is the sound, presented in both 5.1 Dolby Digital and DTS. This is an aggressive track, as would be expected, with liberal use of the surrounds and exceptional separation, Fortunately the clarity necessary for dialogue and distinct sound effects is never sacrificed. Needless to say, this is a perfect film to really test your home theater sound system. Granted, some of the supplements on the first release are not included, but what is offered here certainly makes up for it. While the majority of extras are on the second disc, the first still has its share. Of real importance, and not present on the first release, is a scene-specific commentary track from director Bryan Singer, hosted by Brian Peck. Reused from the first release are 17 optional making-of mini-featurettes which can be accessed during the movie, and the ability to add in six deleted scenes through branching. As mentioned, it's the second disc that has the vast array of extra material. This is broken up into two areas, "X-Men 2" and "Evolution X." As would be guessed, "X-Men 2" is a short look at the highly anticipated sequel, with a tour of the sets, some interviews, and the trailer for the new film. "Evolution X" on the other hand is far from brief. Six different documentaries, ranging from eight to 64 minutes cover all aspects of the film, and nearly all of them employ seamless branching to delve even further behind the scenes. Consisting of everything from character development (with interviews from nearly everyone involved), in-depth discussions of the visual effects, and extensive behind-the-scenes video, these documentaries truly go deep into the process of making the film. If that weren't enough, three trailers, numerous television spots, and 12 Internet interstitials, which are very short vignettes about each of the characters, are also included. This set is a perfect example of a DVD that fans should buy over again, and those uninitiated should look into. Neither will be disappointed.
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Disc 2: Introduction by Bryan Singer, "The Uncanny Suspects Casting" Featurette, "X-Factor: The Look of the X-Men Costume" Featurette, "The Special Effects of the X-Men Featurette," Storyboard-to-Animatic-to-Film Comparisons, "Reflection of the X-Men" Featurette, Exclusive Movie Premiere Footage From Ellis Island and around the world, Multi-Angle Scene Studies, Still Photo Gallery, 3 Theatrical Trailers, 14 TV Spots, 12 Web Interstitials, X-Men 2 Sneak Preview Teaser
Cast & Crew
|Patrick Stewart||Prof. Charles Xavier|
|Famke Janssen||Jean Grey|
|Ray Park||The Toad|
|Bruce Davison||Senator Kelly|
|Matthew Sharp||Henry Guyrich|
|Brett Morris||Young Magneto|
1. Main Titles
2. Poland 1944
3. The Kiss of Death
4. The Mutant Problem
5. We Are the Future
6. King of the Cage
8. Two of a Kind
9. In the Midst of Mutants
11. Strange New World
12. A School for the Gifted
13. The Lower Levels
14. Kelly's New Aide
15. The Adamantium Man
16. The Mutant Brotherhood
17. Stay Away From My Girl
18. Rogue's Power
19. One of Us
20. The Runaway
23. Logan's Promise
24. The Brotherhood Attacks
26. There's a War Coming
27. Magneto's Plan
28. Death of a Mutant
29. A Fallen Leader
30. Assault on a Lady
31. The Attack Plan
32. Mutant vs. Mutant
33. Magneto's Prisoners
34. The X-Men Strike Back
35. To Save a City
36. Logan's Sacrifice
38. Saying Goodbye
39. Friendly Enemies
40. End Titles
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Spoken Languages: English 5.1 DTS
Spoken Languages: English 5.1 Dolby Digital
Spoken Languages: French Dolby Surround
Spoken Languages: Spanish Dolby Surround
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Side #2 -- Disc 2
X-Men 2 Sneak Preview
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Production Documentary Scrapbook
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Multi-Angle Train Splitting
4 Camera Composite
Multi-Angle Fight Rehearsal
2 Camera Composite
The Prime Minister of Canada
The Uncanny Suspects
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Toad Makeup Test
Special Effects of the X-Men
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Senator Kelly Effects Breakdown
Toad vs. Jean Grey
Wolverine vs. Mystique
Wolverine vs. Sabretooth
Marketing the X-Men
Reflection of the X-Men
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Ellis Island Premiere
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I read a few X-Men comics over 30 years ago when I was a kid so I don't really call myself a true fan (my favorite fictional characters when I was a kid were Batman, The Shadow, & Doc Savage). This movie is an entertaining experience for all. The message of human tolerance tied into a fantasy/sci-fi genre story is great. Hopefully, enough people (X-Men fan or not) will see the movie. The idea that everyone, and I mean everyone, has inalienable human rights is something that can never be said enough times. Get ready for what will be the next big film franchise!
This movie is almost better than the comics! I can't believe how good it was. Wolverine rulez! I love all comics movies. The best part is that the senator really tried to run in real life but he lost. I saw it on TV. Mutant power!!!
Xmen the movie was the best movie I saw all summer. I was awaiting this movie for several years and I was not at all dissapointed. All the characters are played by great actors that act like the characters would in real life. I hear they are making a sequal and they have already started filming it. For marvel fans Spiderman the movie is coming out in about a year and a half.
MY NAME IS MIKE GURIN AND I HAVE WAITED YEARS TO SEE THIS MOVIE AND IT DID NOT DISAPPOINT! I HAVE READ THE COMICS SINCE I WAS 14 AND MY DAD DROVE ME TO THE STORE TO BUY THEM. WHAT A GREAT HOBBY FOR KIDS TO HAVE. NOW MY HOBBY IS WATCHING MOVIES SO THE XMEN HAVE COME FULL CIRCLE IN MY LIFE. THANK YOU BRIAN SINGER FOR PULLING THIS OFF. MIKE GURIN CANT WAIT FOR XMEN 2.
THIS MOVIE HAS THE BEST ACTION AND VERY GOOD DEALS WITH THE SPECIAL EFFECTS.IT KEPT ME ON THE EDGE OF MY SEAT, I COULDN'T WAIT TILL THE NEXT SCENE. THE CAHRACTERS WERE ALIKE LIKE THE REAL X-MEN.
X-MEN is excellent. The cast is an excellent pick. The effects are amazing. Bryan Singer doesn't overdo it on the effects either. The main purpose for the effects is to portray the mutants' superpowers. Now about the cast. HUGH JACKMAN ROCKS! as Wolverine, the seemingly rough and tough don't mess with me, type of guy. But Wolverine just can't seem to hide his sensitive side. That's what makes him interesting. Some of the lines he exchanges with Cylops( JAMES MARSDEN) are funny. This movie is first rate in every aspect. With action to the rim, great effects, EXCELLENT acting, and more. Patrick Stewart, Fammke Jannsen, Halle Barry, Ian Mckellan, Tyler Mane, Rebecca Romjman Stammos, and Ray Park co-star. This is an EXCELLENT movie. Don't miss it.
I really, really enjoyed this movie. It was a lot of fun and the DVD options are great (Hugh Jackman's screen test, deleted scenes). You really don't have to be a fan of the comic to enjoy it. Why? Because no one making the film (actors and director) knew the comic before they started making it.
I think they did a really good job with the special effects and the actors did a really good job.
I liked this great movie the first time I saw it, but it seems to get better with more viewing. This is an amazing thing, huge success that actually benefits from being watched closely, a summer blockbuster you can actually think about. Imagine, a comic book movie with genuinely great performances from every member of the cast. (Maybe with the exception of Bruce Davison's Senator Kelly, who's too articulate and intelligent to make a convincing U.S. senator.) I'm hoping there'll be a whole string of X-Men movies, especially if they're directed by Bryan Singer.
Everything is great about this movie. The producer and director team stays loyal to X-men fans out there by keeping accuracy with settings and characters right down to Storm's accent. They fit the characters looks, expressions, and personalities to the T with the ALL STAR cast in this production! The sets were perfect with many sophisticated and stylish touches. And the special effects definately deserve a FIVE STAR rating! A great action movie for the young and old!
This movie is so sweeet!!!!!! i love Mystique and i also loved how they got Wolverines claws to look so real when they came out of his knuckles......The special effects were amazing also.... oh and for those who don't know the movie is PG-13 NOT R LIKE IT SAYS AT THE RATING ON THE TOP OF THE PAGE!!!!!!!
I've always liked the comic book, and I was thrilled when I heard they were making it into a movie. And after I watched it I wasn't disapointed! In fact I LOVED IT! Rent it or better yet buy it so you can watch it when ever you want!
I normally don't watch movies adapted from comics but, I have to say that this was an exciting film. It was put together very well. I liked the depth of the charactors. I wish I had seen it on the big screen. The effect were great.
As far as bringing comic books/games to the screen. This has to be the best so far. the filming, sound and acting are great. The only reason I feel I did not give it 5 stars is that I just finished watching ''The Perfect Storm'' the same day...and the acting does not compare... But if you like reading the X-men comic, you must have this film. The DVD gives you a lot of extra's. And for a comic book, there is a very good story line. Wolverine's creation seems to need its own movie. Everyone else is a borned mutant.... Of course the comic book as is the movie, is a staement on how the majority treats minorities they do not understand.
I thought that it wouldn't be very good because it's based on a comic book but my brother got me to watch it and it was excellant. My favorite parts were when Storm's eyes went white. Also it had great special effects!
A simply amazing movie - state-of-the-art special effects help to truly represent each mutant's power. The cast is well-selected - Patrick Stewart is flawless as Prof. X, Ian McKellen is brilliant as Magneto, and of course, Hugh Jackman is nothing short of AMAZING as Wolverine - he rocks!
I really liked how Bryan Singer portrays racism and prejudice in this movie. Bruce Davidson does a great job on a bigoted US senator who wants to punish all 'mutants' with forced registration(re:witchunts)My favorite character is Rogue. Will someone please tell me what happens to Rogue in the X men comic,'Rogue's tale,beauty and the beast.''Thanks
A great film with eye-poping special effects, X-Men is one of the best films adapted from a comic book. Almost as good as the Spider-Man film, this film should be in everyone's movie collection. Patrick Stewart plays a great Professor X and Ian McKellen is excellent as the evil mutant Magneto. One of my 2 regrets is a stupid line said by Storm at the Statue of Liberty when she is in a fight with Toad. The other regret is the absence of Beast and Gambit. Despite these, X-Men is a great movie that most should enjoy.