Minority Report [WS] [2 Discs] [DVD] [2002]

One of 2002's most highly acclaimed films, Minority Report, directed by Steven Spielberg, comes to DVD in a two-disc set. Everything is in the right place with this release, starting with the image. Framed at 2.39:1 and anamorphic (a severely cropped pan and scan version is available in a separate set), the washed-out, over-saturated visual style of director of photography Janusz Kaminski is produced with exacting measures. The intentional murkiness and overall cold color patterns are perfectly realized. There are plenty of signs of grain: just as it should be. Equally impressive are both the 5.1 English Dolby Digital and DTS tracks. Each is forceful in all respects, with just enough surround material to accentuate the aural experience, while never sacrificing dialogue or subtle sound effect clarity. The second disc in this set contains all of the supplemental materials (no, as usual, the first disc does not contain a Spielberg commentary, though it would be about time). Broken up into six sections, each contains small featurettes organized by longtime collaborator Laurent Bouzereau. These range from two-and-a-half up to nearly ten minutes, and while that may not seem impressive, the overall total runs around 90 minutes. Sections include detailed looks at the visual effects of ILM, locations, stunts, extensive art galleries, trailers, biographies, and much more. Numerous interviews from those involved, including actors Tom Cruise and Colin Farrell, production designer Alex McDowell, costume designer Deborah Scott, composer John Williams, and many others, flesh out this detailed look behind the scenes. While maybe not quite up to the standards of other two-disc sets, there is still a wealth of information on making this impressive film. Coupled with outstanding visual and auditory elements, this DVD deserves as much praise as the film itself.
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Special Features

  • Minority Report - Story to Screen
  • Deconstructing Minority Report featurette
  • The Stunts of Minority Report featurette
  • The Digital World of Minority Report featurette
  • Final Report: In-depth discussion with Steven Spielberg and Tom Cruise
  • Minority Report Archives: Production concepts for sets, costumes, props and vehicles, storyboard sequences, production notes, production photographs and bios
  • Closed Captioned

Synopsis

Minority Report
Based on a short story by the late Philip K. Dick, this science fiction-thriller reflects the writer's familiar preoccupation with themes of concealed identity and mind control. Tom Cruise stars as John Anderton, a Washington, D.C. detective in the year 2054. Anderton works for "Precrime," a special unit of the police department that arrests murderers before they have committed the actual crime. Precrime bases its work on the visions of three psychics or "precogs" whose prophecies of future events are never in error. When Anderton discovers that he has been identified as the future killer of a man he's never met, he is forced to become a fugitive from his own colleagues as he tries to uncover the mystery of the victim-to-be's identity. When he kidnaps Agatha (Samantha Morton), one of the precogs, he begins to formulate a theory about a possible frame-up from within his own department. Directed by Steven Spielberg, who hired a team of futurists to devise the film's numerous technologically advanced gadgets, Minority Report co-stars Colin Farrell, Max von Sydow, and Neal McDonough. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Tom Cruise
    Tom Cruise - Officer John Anderton
  • Colin Farrell
    Colin Farrell - Danny Witwer
  • Samantha Morton
    Samantha Morton - Agatha
  • Max von Sydow
    Max von Sydow - Director Lamar Burgess
  • Lois Smith
    Lois Smith - Dr. Iris Hineman

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