Erin Brockovich [DVD] [2000]

Universal's exquisitely-presented DVD of Steven Soderbergh's box-office and critical hit Erin Brockovich is sure to delight fans of the film, while drawing new ones in equal measure. The picture and audio transfers are fairly run of the mill, presenting the film in its original 1.85:1 aspect ratio with Dolby Digital 5.1 Sound. The real meat and potatoes of this DVD, however, are the extras. Universal includes its usual "Spotlight on Location" documentary, which highlights the making of the film and includes interviews with the cast and crew. There is also a three-minute segment on the real Erin Brockovich, which details her experiences battling the lawyers of Pacific Gas and Electric. A true standout is the 30-minute reel of deleted scenes. Available with or without commentary from Soderbergh, these scenes add a great deal of texture to the movie, and leave the viewer wondering why they were cut at all. Erin Brockovich was one of the most acclaimed films of 2000, and this DVD does it justice.
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Special Features

  • "Spotlight on Location: The Making of Erin Brockovich"
  • Erin Brockovich: A look at a real-life experience
  • Deleted scenes with director's comments
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Production notes
  • Cast and filmmakers
  • DVD-ROM features

Synopsis

Erin Brockovich
Julia Roberts stars in this legal drama based on the true story of a woman who helped win the largest settlement ever paid in a direct-action lawsuit. Erin Brockovich (Roberts) is a single mother of three who, after losing a personal injury lawsuit, asks her lawyer, Ed Masry (Albert Finney), if he can help her find a job. Ed gives her work as a file clerk in his office, and she runs across some information on a little-known case filed against Pacific Gas and Electric. Erin begins digging into the particulars of the case, convinced that the facts simply don't add up, and persuades Ed to allow her to do further research; in time, she discovers a systematic cover-up of the industrial poisoning of a city's water supply, which threatens the health of the entire community. Erin Brockovich was directed by Steven Soderbergh; Julia Roberts earned a $20 million payday for her work on the film, the highest salary paid to a female film star up to that time. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Julia Roberts
    Julia Roberts - Erin Brockovich
  • Albert Finney
    Albert Finney - Ed Masry
  • Aaron Eckhart
    Aaron Eckhart - George
  • Marg Helgenberger
    Marg Helgenberger - Donna Jensen
  • Cherry Jones
    Cherry Jones - Pamela Duncan

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