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Overview

The X-Men DVD provides an impressive 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen transfer and THX sound, but the supplementary material feels rushed. While the viewer has the option of watching ten minutes of extra footage reinserted into the film through "extended branching," the transition is not seamless; most of the scenes are from an unfinished working print and are not anamorphic like the rest of the film. The featurette "Mutant Watch" is a television "making of" special that is at least creative in its execution, if not ...
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Overview

The X-Men DVD provides an impressive 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen transfer and THX sound, but the supplementary material feels rushed. While the viewer has the option of watching ten minutes of extra footage reinserted into the film through "extended branching," the transition is not seamless; most of the scenes are from an unfinished working print and are not anamorphic like the rest of the film. The featurette "Mutant Watch" is a television "making of" special that is at least creative in its execution, if not very substantial. Segments from a Charlie Rose interview with director Bryan Singer are also included, but it would have been nice to see the interview in its entirety, while the Hugh Jackman screen test is a feature better placed in the context of a more expansive documentary about the production. The art and animatics galleries feature remarkable concept designs and computer animated storyboards, as well as two hidden "Easter eggs." Highlighting the rose in the trailer menu shows a brief on-set gag involving Spiderman, while Wolverine's dog tags in the art gallery provide concept art for two characters cut from the film. While X-Men has the appearance of a special edition DVD, it will certainly be supplanted by a more authoritative version in the future.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Deleted scenes; Charlie Rose interview; "Mutant Watch" featurette; Hugh Jackman screen test; Storyboards; Art gallery; Animatics; Theatrical trailers & tv spots
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Tony Nigro
From uncanny in the comics to action blockbuster at the box office, the mutant superhero group the X-Men serve their audience well in this live-action adaptation directed by Bryan Singer The Usual Suspects. Highly anticipated by fans for years -- the comics date back to the 1960s -- the film intelligently tackles the comics' common themes of racism, immigration, and identity, with the aid of a crackerjack ensemble cast. Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman, Famke Janssen, Halle Berry, James Marsden, and adorable Anna Paquin are regarded as outsiders both by humans and by their own mutant race. Chronicling the beginnings of professor Xavier's super-powered X-students who flaunt super costumes to match, the battle focuses on sinister primary foe Magneto Ian McKellen, with his mutant minions, played by Rebecca Romijn-Stamos and Ray Park a.k.a. Darth Maul at his side. A George Wallace-like senator Bruce Davison launching a campaign against mutantkind only complicates things for our heroes, but provides for some good character drama, a tactic that has always made the X-Men comics as super as they are. Singer's stylish direction handles the action well and with a bit less silliness than other recent comic-book adaptations, while X-Men creator and all-around comic legend Stan Lee cuts the mustard in a fine cameo as a hot-dog vendor. The X-ceptional 1.5 DVD features an Enhanced Viewing Mode, incorporating more than 60 extra minutes of behind-the -scenes footage and previously deleted material.
All Movie Guide - Karl Williams
Considered by comic book fans to be one of the better film adaptations to spring from the pulp genre, X-Men is an exciting, well-crafted action picture that shuttles the career of director Bryan Singer from the world of low-budget, independent filmmaking into the mainstream studio fold. The film's Achilles heel is its complicated juggling act of multiple characters and plot lines, but Singer must be forgiven for squeezing a story that has unfolded over 30 years into a two-hour time frame. For the most part he succeeds admirably, maintaining an obvious affection and regard for his tale's comic book roots and making the essential artistic choice of taking it all seriously (as the series of sequels that followed Batman (1989) prove, a tongue-in-cheek approach can become quickly wearisome). Singer also scores on the casting front, with strong performances from several of his key players, most notably veterans Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen. The cast standout, however, is Australian newcomer Hugh Jackman, who bites into his role of Wolverine with leonine aggression, preserving a sense of latent intelligence just under the surface of his broiling, testosterone-fueled anger. X-Men will make Jackman a star, and with a healthy box-office tally, it's a safe bet that 20th Century Fox will be making a sequel.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/7/2006
  • UPC: 024543900955
  • Original Release: 2000
  • Rating:

  • Source: 20Th Century Fox
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Repackaged
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:44:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 17,563

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Hugh Jackman Wolverine
Patrick Stewart Prof. Charles Xavier
Ian McKellen Magneto
Famke Janssen Jean Grey
James Marsden Cyclops
Halle Berry Storm
Anna Paquin Rogue
Tyler Mane Sabretooth
Ray Park The Toad
Rebecca Romijn Mystique
Bruce Davison Senator Kelly
Matthew Sharp Henry Guyrich
Brett Morris Young Magneto
Alex Burton John
Technical Credits
Bryan Singer Director
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- X-Men
1. Main Titles [1:17]
2. Poland 1944 [:26]
3. The Kiss of Death [2:33]
4. The Mutant Problem [1:36]
5. King of the Cage [2:08]
6. Two of a Kind [1:18]
7. In the Midst of Mutants [2:17]
8. A School for the Gifted [3:10]
9. Kelly's New Aide [3:09]
10. The Mutant Brotherhood [2:47]
11. Rogue's Power [1:19]
12. One of Us [4:40]
13. The Runaway [:30]
14. The Brotherhood Attacks [2:35]
15. Magneto's Plan [2:44]
16. Death of a Mutant [:57]
17. A Fallen Leader [2:59]
18. Assault on a Lady [1:47]
19. The Attack Plan [1:37]
20. Mutant Vs. Mutant [1:09]
21. Magneto's Prisoners [3:01]
22. The X-Men Strike Back [2:50]
23. To Save a City [2:47]
24. Logan's Sacrifice [2:13]
25. Recovery [:39]
26. Saying Goodbye [5:25]
27. Friendly Enemies [1:42]
28. End Titles [2:01]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- X-Men
   Play Movie
   Scene Selection
   Special Features
      Extended Branching Version
         On/Off
         Storm Teaching Class
         Logan Notices Jean and Cyclops/Rogue in Classroom With Bobby and Storm
         Extended Bedroom Scene
         Bobby Walks Rogue to Her Dorm Room/Xavier and Jean in Cerebro
         Xavier and Jean in Xavier's Office
         "Ready Room" Scene
      Fox Special: "The Mutant Watch"
      Bryan Singer Interview
         Why He Made X-Men
         Bringing X-Men From Comic Book to the Big Screen
         Directing Actors
         Learning From Actors
         The Challenges of Making a Studio Film
      Hugh Jackman's Screen Test
      Theatrical Trailers & TV Spots
         Trailer A
         Trailer B
         TV Spot 1
         TV Spot 2
         TV Spot 3
         Music Promotional Spot
      Art Gallery
         Character Design
         Production Design
         458 25 24 Wolverine
      THX
         Audio Tests
            Play Test
         Video Tests
            Play Test
      Animatics
         Train Station Fight Sequence
         Statue of Liberty Fight Sequence
   Language Selection
      Languages
         English 5.1 Surround
         English Dolby Surround
         French Dolby Surround
      Captions & Subtitles
         English
         Spanish
         None
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    "Adventurous"

    Can't move when the movie started. I watch this movie 10 times.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    more from this reviewer

    who is Sabertooth and whats a magneto?

    EVERYONE I know is tired of book readers reviewing book movies and comic readers reviewing comic movies... but dang it did this movie hit close to home! I was a wolverine fan since I was 10 and working at a comic store for comics (not money) and I am now 27. 17 YEARS have gone by! Anyway finally I get to see him in a movie! And I heard saber tooth was in this one too! (There both arch enemies, like batman vs joker or superman vs Luther get me?) and in the movie when he flies through the car window I kid you now not I can STILL remember being on the edge of my seat in the jam packed theater on opening night, and Wolverine gets up, heals... then stops... he smells something... CLAWS COME OUT! Im like YEAH! SABERTOOTH! WOO! And sure enough it was! and they fought I was like "yay!" then... in the x-mansion he didn¿t know who saber tooth was...? so that short fight in my head that came with all this history was super exiting, now knowing he didn¿t know him kind of made it normal... and then made me sit normal through out the rest of the movie. Seriously they should have asked me ;) I read enough Wolverine comics to know how he talks. ANOTHER example<BR/>In the statue of liberty saber tooth is about to do something bad to storm and says "you still owe me a scream..." then da da da! Wolverine jumps down to save the day, but what he says again slowed down my adrenalin cuz it was so not what wolverine would say... this is what I JAY thinks should have been said...<BR/>WOLVERINE: "I got your scream, right here!" Right as he says "here" his claws come out and he charges saber tooth! But NOOOooooo here is the movie idea dorky wolverine "hey, were not done bub." yes wolverine uses the word "bub" but come on! We all know wolverine kicks butt! Even more when you mess with girls he considers friends! COME ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!<BR/><BR/>Anyway outside comic view I guess the movie was cool.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    FANTASTIC

    Great movie! The costumes were amazing!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Must own action

    Best sci-fi/fantasy movie I've ever seen (next to Pitch Black).The visuals on this film are breath-taking. We first meet the famous Wolverine at a bar cage-fighting, being carefully watched by a teenage runaway, Rogue. Under the hard-core image of Wolverine, their appears to be a soft side to him when he is with Rogue. When the villan Magneto, who turns into an aly in the second film, kidnaps Rogue, Wolverine, Xavier and the team go out to look for her. If your a fan of Rogue or turn into one, at the end you get a scare. All-in-all, this movie is really good. With the movie's success the well-known actors, such as child-star Anna Paquin, Aussie Hugh Jackman, the beautiful Halle Berry and Star-Trek's Patrick Stuart, in this will have a long career ahead of them.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Good flick

    One of the better adaptations of comics to big screen. Wonderful effects and good character developement. I especially enjoyed the banter between Scott and Logan.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I Loved it, the only movie better is the sequal!

    Great movie,visual effects,plot even for people who are not a fan of the xmen this movie will make them one.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    X-cellent!!!!

    This movie is awesome. I've watched it about a million times and I never go sick of it. And the Second movie was even better and just as exciting! I would recomend this movie to anyone who love action and adventure

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Even on the big screen i dont mind!

    X-men from comics, own series, and now a Movie and soon to be X-men 2..X-men just gets better and better..The Movie is based on Mutants which have special abilites with capibilites to form a special power. If you love action and suprises this is the Movie for you, This Movie has famous well known stars such as the Aussie actor Hugh Jackman, Beautiful Halle Berry and many more well-known actors...This movie is just sensational and should be seen..

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    X-citing movie

    The movie is great. The comic series really comes to life. Famke Janssen is super sexy in this movie.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    X-Men

    This movie was way way way better than I ever expected. I just couldn't get enough. I think the cast was an excellent choice. Hugh Jackman brought alive the character of Wolverine, as did Patrick Stewart as Professor X, and Ian McKellen as Magneto. The plot was a great introduction to the whole x-men being and I'm just waiting for the second one to come out.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    X-Men

    The X-Files was a pretty good comic book to movie adaptation. The special effects were amazing as expected and the plot was entertaining. Not the best, but not the worse. If you're bored and have absolutely nothing to watch, this is a good amusement.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Excellent Visual Effectts

    I really loved this movie.It had excellent visual effects.It's better than any other movie.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A really good movie

    This is a really good movie. It has alot of the good x-men charaters, and hugh jackman played a really good wolverine.I can't wait forX-Men 2 to come out!! I really recommand this movie

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    One of the best films adapted from a comic book!

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great movie don't miss it

    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

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great Comic Book Movie

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    AWESOME!!

    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!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The best comic-based movie ever!

    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!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Very Good

    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!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 5, 2001

    HUGH JACKMAN IN THE US

    Xmen. The awesome. It's what everyone was waiting for, from kids to adults to, well, older adults. Hugh Jackman, Anna Paquin, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellan, and others, all directed by Bryan Singer. Add some mystery, love, action, and mutation to the mix, some great dialogues, and you have the movie. The X-Men team up to save the world from fatal mutation.

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