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Twister

(DVD - 2008 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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Scientists pursue the most destructive weather front to sweep through mid-America's Tornado Alley in 50 years.
Uniform Title: Twister (Motion picture)
Title: Twister
[videorecording (DVD)]
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Distributed by Warner Home Video, [2008]
Edition: 2-disc special ed.
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (113 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.
Notes: Special features: Disc 1: Commentary by director Jan De Bont and visual effects supervisor Stefen Fangmeier; theatrical trailer ; Disc 2: "Chasing the storm: Twister revisited" new featurette; "Nature tech: tornadoes anatomy of a twister:" The History Channel documentary; "HBO First Look: the making of Twister" featurette; Van Halen 'Humans being' music video.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1996.
Summary: Scientists pursue the most destructive weather front to sweep through mid-America's Tornado Alley in 50 years.
Audience: MPAA rating PG-13 intense depiction of very bad weather.
ISBN: 1419856235
9781419856235
Statement of Responsibility: Warner Bros. Pictures and Universal Pictures present an Amblin Entertainment production, a Jan De Bont film
Credits: Produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Ian Bryce and Michael Crichton ; written by Michael Crichton & Anne-Marie Martin ; directed by Jan De Bont ; director of photography, Jack N. Green ; editor, Michael Kahn ; music, Mark Mancina ; production designer, Joseph Nemec III.
Performers: Helen Hunt, Bill Paxton, Jami Gertz, Cary Elwes.
System Details: DVD, region 1, widescreen (Letterbox, enhanced) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, dual-layer.
Other Language: English or dubbed French dialogue, English or French subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Subject Headings: Oklahoma Drama. Man-woman relationships Oklahoma Drama. Severe storms Oklahoma Forecasting Drama. Tornado warning systems Oklahoma Drama. Tornadoes Oklahoma Drama.
Genre/Form: Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Action and adventure films.
Feature films.
Topical Term: Man-woman relationships
Severe storms
Tornado warning systems
Tornadoes
Publisher No: 1000025740
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May 07, 2014
  • lukasevansherman rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

"He's in it for the money, not the science!"
Bill Paxton and Helen Hunt (sorry, Oscar-winner Helen Hunt) battle tornadoes, their passion for each other and a rival team of storm trackers. Maybe the most hilarious thing about this, aside from the insipid dialogue (Michael Chrichton is credited on the script), absurd plot and improbabilities, is that there is an evil team of scientists going up against our heroes. You'll recognize plenty of the supporting cast, including a young Philip Seymour Hoffman, playing a goofball. FX are fine and pretty much the only reason to see this. Embodies all that's wrong with summer blockbusters. From the director of "Speed" and "Speed 2." Not to be confused with the African-American film "Twista."

May 07, 2014
  • Mocha6ft3 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Ha,ha,ha,ha,ha!!! One of the many reasons why i love looking at movies on my HomeTheater, is because the sound brings you into the story as well as the action. Putting you in the middle of the destuction that taken place on the screen. And this film has special sound effects that blew my mind as well as DTS 5.1 So please play this movie on your HOMETHEATER!!!!!!! In one of the first scenes where our main character, Jo, as a child, is taken to the cellar with her parents as a large twister is approaching their home. The sound of thunder and the twister is "Sound Freak Approved!!!" Especially when her father is pulled out of the cellar and into the twister. My surrounds and front speakers along with my two subwoofers were fully playing at reference levels and i loved it!!!!! The sound of the wind created by the twister was completely OFF THE HOOK!! Creating a deafining sound that made me and my friend feel like we were in the middle of the storm. The story is not too shabby but the sound and visual effects are the stars in this film. The other scenes with the twisters was equally awesome. But the level 5 twister completely stole the show. Holy cow!!! The sound engineers did an excellent job of reproducing thunder, wind, destruction of vehicles and building as well as the twisters!!!!! Glancing over at my friend several times while the movie was playing, i notice a huge smile on her face. That was priceless!!!!!!! I'm giving this film 4 and half stars!! Excellent sound and visual effects and a decent story. Hot buttered biscuits, chicken wings, mashed patatos, corn on the cob, and Arizona Iced Tea!!!!!!

Mar 07, 2014
  • marvelboy888 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Twister is simply too perky to hate. It's such a bizarre concoction of implausible science (the "high tech" devices are laughable, even for 1996), cornball dialogue ("if I want your opinion, I'll give it to you"), and scenes of cars driving along highways with tornadoes in the background. Helen Hunt and Bill Paxton both do an admirable job giving the cheese a nice romantic center, and the side characters are all endearing despite their shapelessness (hi Philip Seymour Hoffman). Unfortunately, it just never took off for me (is that a pun? Idk). It's inoffensive pap, and I was never entertaining or even really engaged in it. Something just never clicked for me.

Jan 16, 2013
  • ALAN G FOX rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Paxton’s ego and Hunt’s tank top roam a meteorologically unstable Oklahoman countryside as storm chasers in search of vortices and rekindled romance in this grossly overrated special-effects-athon. Blatant use of good-versus-evil archetypes, as well as implausible situations of surmounted peril, strain credulity and blemish the occasionally amusing moments in this movie. Try running a high-powered fan while viewing to give an added sensory dimension and serve the equally positive effect of drowning out the dialog.

Jan 30, 2012
  • GenuineRisk rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

This is the same ol same ol cast of uninteresting trite characters that Hollywood loves creating over and over, one of the few movies I felt happy to fast forward scenes without feeling I was missing anything! I'll give them points for not having a complete cast of "beautiful people". Farmers are allowed to be in the movie without being physically perfect. A great movie for ages 5-12 yrs

Feb 12, 2011
  • RichardPaul rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Twister (DVD - 2009)

An Excellent movie you will enjoy the cast and show.

RichardPaul

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Jan 16, 2013
  • ALAN G FOX rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Jo: [cow flies by in the storm] Cow.
[cow flies by in the storm]
Jo: 'Nother cow.
Bill: Actually I think that was the same one.

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