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Twister [Blu-ray] [1996]-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 388 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It Doesn't Suck...

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    JakeInLivnColor
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    Disaster movies usually have large casts, windbag dialogue, tons of spectacle and some groundbreaking special effects. Twister doesn't reinvent the wheel, but instead, it becomes the wheel. It relishes in the tropes of yesteryear, and it works for the most part. There are actors (Bill Paxton, Helen Hunt, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, etc.), there is a screenplay (Co-written by Michael Crichton) and there is direction (Jan de Bont, former DP and director of Speed) but the main draw is the effects. Is there a reason why the original poster has a giant Twister on it with Micro Machine-sized actors in the corner running away? Its not for the exciting plot about Meteorologists launching a data collector in a tornado, and some very bad dialogue thats for sure. Yes, the CG is almost 20 years old but man does it still look good and still draws me in every time I watch it. If anything, just skip the "plot" scenes and relish into the destruction of the Southwest. The PQ and AQ are pretty decent, but the PQ needs a major 4K remaster (20th anniversary Diamond Luxe edition Warner Bros. please?) and a nice sound remaster would be icing on a cake, but sounds just fine right as it is now. The extras are carried over from the 2001 special edition and the 2-disc DVD edition with a nice commentary by Jan de Bont and Special Effects Supervisor Stefen Fangmeier which offers details about the groundbreaking CGI, concepts for the film, acting choices and more. 2 featurettes include the HBO EPK making-of and a retrospective and a History Channel documentary about tornadoes are included along with two trailers and the music video to the awesome Van Halen song "Humans Being" complete this average selection of extras. Recommended totally!

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A classic disaster movie without the soap

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    JakeInLivinColor
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    This 1996 classic is not one to be missed. Bill Paxton & Helen Hunt lead the way as two estranged tornado hunters who attempt to put their tornado predictor in the sky before their rivals do at any cost. Okay, so the plot is extremely stupid and the acting isn't too much better, but this film bests most films in the same category with some great action scenes, CGI that mostly still stands up almost 20 years later and a sound mix that makes you believe that a F5 has just touched down on your yard. The BluRay itself contains a really good 1080p picture, that while not the prettiest gal at the ball, still dances well without stepping on your toes. The audio, as I said before, is top notch and worthy to upgrade your setup to a full-on 5.1 surround sound system! The extras are mostly repeats from previous editions (A nice commentary by Jan de Bont, some EPK filler and the "meh" music video to the awesome song "Humans Being" by Van Halen) with a couple of nice new featurettes, but all in SD. Still, for the right price, this is one is worthy for a space on your shelf.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A Mighty Wind

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    DiffrentDrumr
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    Released as a summer blockbuster movie in 1996, Twister is pure escapist entertainment. In that capacity, it does the trick. Twister is the definition of a "popcorn flick". I'm a big fan of Bill Paxton, and Helen Hunt never looked better. This looks pretty good on my 60" Plasma TV -- noting that the picture quality is a little soft and noticeably lacks film grain. The black levels are very good though. Where it really shines is the Dolby TrueHD 5.1 soundtrack. It absolutely rocks! If you're a fan of this film, or this film genre, this is a definite upgrade from the DVD release.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Still Holds Up !!

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    MovieNut61
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    I remember sitting in the theatre the first day this movie came out, and I am still amazed that it still holds up as well as it does. It still entertains and manages to shake you a little bit, because it is a cautionary tale as well, as too many lives are still lost because our warning systems are not at their best. They have improved, but honestly how do you predict mother nature with pinpoint accuracy? My only gripe is the blu ray highlights the flaws of some of the special effects that I had hoped had been enhanced.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great quality Bluray movie

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    redtiger777
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    You either like Twister or you don't. So I won't review the movie. You're probably wondering if this is an improvement over the previous DVD releases...and the answer to that is a resounding YES. Surprisingly clear picture considering the movie is 12 years old now. Not quite demo material to show off the best of bluray....but a great catalog release that is more than worth it for a fan of the movie.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Bluray unleashes the popcorn fun

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    bqaggie
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    This movie is no great prize on the story front, but it's certainly a spectacle that is what every summer blockbuster strives to be...FUN! I remember seeing this in the theater back in the mid-90's & I remember walking out of the theater with a huge grin on my face b/c of the fun I had watching it. Seeing this on bluray, with the excellent sound & picture just bring back those fun memories. It has excellent rewatchability. If that's even a word.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Guilty Pleasure

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    Spartacus23
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    We all have those forms of guilt that you'd admit to liking a specific movie. Well this happens to be one for me. I actually saw this movie during a huge thunderstorm at the Drive-In; how ironic! There is just so much fun in this disaster film to see how it plays out and toys with the characters. Nice bits of banter within the dialogue and funny to see some of the actors back then of how some of them got started. Phillip Seymour Hoffman (R.I.P)

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Twister hits the small screen in a big way

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    Leftoverchinese

    If you are looking for a fun movie to watch in the rain, then look no further than Twister. It is a fun roller coaster ride from start to finish. The picture and audio on this disc are stunning and easily something any fan will enjoy. This blu-ray has a boat-load of special features, everyone from the previous standard definition release. I only wish they were presented in high definition.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great movie good effects

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    Jimbus
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    I was very unhappy with my sales experience. I found this movie in a bin with all movies listed for $5.99. The associate and nearby manager would not sell at the price it was marked. I felt like it was the stores mistake if that was the case and I should have been given that price. I know it was only 3$ but for me it was moree about principle

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    4.5

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    JulesToy

    Excellent, combining science, thrills and the pursuing of your goals a great film for our youth to see. There is excitment, commitment and purpose! Waiting, for Twister II. Also there is the good and evil aspect; there is always someone else out there to out do you, trying to steal or work off your ideas as if they were your friend, having a sense of integrity and doing what is right pays off in the end!

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Twister - one of my favorites

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    LRickH
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    My degree is in Earth Science. Storm Chasing is something that is a magnificent adventure, the adventures of these people keep you on your seat with expectation and knowing that the dynamics of nature and of the discipline is undefined from minute to minute... great movie another one of my favorites. I have seen it over and over again!

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Upgraded movie to Blu-Ray

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    JamesT
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    Originally had this movie on VHS. Our VCR finally gave it up, so we needed to replace our VHS tapes with DVDs. Bought a Blu-Ray to replace our old DVD player which was also acting up (tough year for video equipment!). Wow, what a difference with Twister on Blu-Ray vs. VHS. Always a good movie, but a whole lot better on Blu-Ray.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Old Movie But still has its magic

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    Ronnie
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    I really enjoyed the special effects of the movie. The To lead actors in this movie was perfect. The made it happen. The are great actors and held their own. I was nice to go back a see some of the that time new up and coming actors such as Phillip Seymour Hoffman. He was really funny in this. All in all it does grab you.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    my favorite movie

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    bigrob07

    this was my favorite move as a kid. i still have it on vhs. everytime my mom took me to the library i had to get twister. all of the characters have very different personalities. some are funny, while others are serious. the plot of the movie involved three people in a sort of a love triangle. at the end one person leaves and it makes the ending very sweet.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A storm is brewing while love is growing

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    blindsite1
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    This is a classic storm chaser movie that shows how powerful tornadoes can be while former colleges, and lovers get reunited and finally make the break through they dreamed of while also rebuilding the love for each other too. They even get Dorothy to fly. Package does not include a digital copy code.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good movie but wide-screen

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    Mikel
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    I've always liked this movie and I got it for 1$,on sale so I can't complain. It's a bluray copy and it is wide-screen. I personally do not like when they do that to HD movies. Fill my TV that is what it should be taking advantage of. Otherwise I would give it 5 stars. Just stretch the picture to fill.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    a must see

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    woodticker78
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    One of my favorite classics. I really enjoy the humor as well as the way the drama is entered. all though there is death, it is done in good taste. The plot of chasing tornadoes for science and then see the way two different techniques are taken is fun,plus that fact that much of was filmed in Iowa near my home does not hurt

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A fun movie

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    KonditorAlex
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    This movie has some great actors, many who have yet to hit their peaks (Seymour Hoffman) and lots of great action. The story line keeps moving with a very clear story and a hopeful message about the main character in the movie, the Twisters themselves and how to better understand them.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Twisting in Blu-ray

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    HavaCow
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    This purchase was an upgrade from my existing DVD version. It offers an improvement in picture and sound quality, but does show it's technical age. It is still justifiable at the bargain bin price if you have enjoyed this movie previously. Recommended.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    a storm is coming

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    blindsite1
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    This is a classic storm chaser movie that shows how powerful tornadoes can be while former colleges, and lovers get reunited and finally make the break through they dreamed of while also rebuilding the love for each other too. Package does not include a digital copy code.

    I would recommend this to a friend