This 1998 Academy Award winner comes to DVD digitally remastered (THX) in a widescreen 16 X 9 transfer, dual layered. The sound is in both English 5.1 (Channel AC-3), and English 2.0 Dolby Pro Logic. English closed-captions are available. The first menu gives the user a graphically charming choice: click the upper sphere for heaven or the lower sphere for hell. Both lead into the same menu options, with one background bright and mystical and the other dark and fiery. Features of this special edition include notes on the visual effects, plus clips by the effect creators, a photo gallery, brief bios of the cast and filmmakers, a collection of Windows/Mac wallpaper images, two theatrical trailers, and a somewhat jerky behind-the-scenes featurette with comments by the actors and filmmakers. French and Spanish subtitles are included. The plastic package comes with a four-page booklet that includes some production notes, some small screen shots from this visually stunning film, and a list of chapters.
About the visual effects
"Making Of" featurette
Cast and crew biographies and filmographies
Robin WilliamsChris Nielsen
Cuba Gooding, Jr.Albert
Annabella SciorraAnnie Nielsen
Max von SydowThe Tracker
Jessica Brooks GrantMarie Nielsen
Josh PaddockIan Nielsen
Richard MathesonBook Author
Michael KamenComposer (Music Score)
Eugenio ZanettiProduction Designer
Christian WintterArt Director
Jim DultzSupervising Art Director
Tomas VothArt Director
Alan C. BlomquistCo-producer
Erica HugginsExecutive Producer
Ronald BassExecutive Producer
Scott KroopfExecutive Producer
Ted FieldExecutive Producer
Alicia MacCaroneSet Designer
Cindy CarrSet Designer
Dawn SwiderskiSet Designer
Erin KempSet Designer
Yvonne BlakeCostume Designer
Nelson StollSound/Sound Designer
Stephen P. DunnFirst Assistant Director
Charlie CroughwellSecond Unit Director
Charlie CroughwellStunts Coordinator
Richard MichalakSecond Unit Director Of Photography
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Rated 5 out of 5 stars
~Robin must try and save his wife from Hell~
Owned for less than 1 week when reviewed.
I think this is perhaps one of the best movies that Robin Williams has done in his career. No, it's not for everyone, but it concerns his family and the tragedy it undertakes in a course of a few years.
Their family is torn when their kids die in a vehicle accident.
He and his wife are both dealing with it emotionally for a long, long time.
After driving home from work, Robin's character as a doctor suddenly experiences yet another vehicle accident. He tries to help out as best he can with one particular victim, but somehow becomes a victim himself in the process.
He becomes deceased and meets his angelic guide to the afterlife. His grieving widow just can't seem to deal with the huge loss yet again for someone she loves.
She is emotionally depressed and takes her own life.
Robin's spirit and his angelic guide must now face reality that they may not be able to rescue her or ever see her again.
I liked the movie and it's basically a love story that even after death, your love still exists for each other and may be even stronger.
It looks good now on HD Blu-ray!
It is far superior the outdated DVD.
Find a good deal on this one!
This is the touching story of a family that is torn apart by death and the attempts of the father/husband to put the family back together again in the afterlife. I'm not known for crying during movies, but I can't watch this movie without at least tearing up. It's so sad, and yet, so uplifting at the end. It deals with life and death, true love, the afterlife, and the true power that a loving family has. I've never read the book that this movie is based on, but I've read a synopis of it and they are WAY different. If you've read the book but haven't seen the movie, expect MAJOR changes in the movie. I highly recommend this movie to anyone with a loving family, anyone who has lost someone close to them, and anyone who loves sappy movies. I usually don't watch movies like this (I'm more of an action junkie), but this movie touched my heart in a way that no other movie ever has. This movie especially moved me because I lost my mother years ago and the pain is still fresh. I like to think that she is in her own version of Heaven and is happy. So buy the movie, and have lots of Kleenex at hand when you watch it. You'll need them....
I bought the physical version Blu Ray to compare it against a HD digital version to see if the physical was any better than the digital version I personally couldn't tell the difference. But still a great movie.
This has always been one of my favorite movies (so ahead of its time), and watching it on Blu-Ray has been even more of an experience. It brings some of the iconic scenes to life in an amazing way. Love it
If you love Robin William's softer side this movie is a great love story. So many emotions all mixed into one movie
I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
One of Robin Williams’ best best movies
Mrs. Doubtfire is probably my favorite movie of Robin Williams but this one is a lot different but really enjoyable even though it was a little sad. It will make you think about your life. Definitely worth it to see. I, myself, have seen it various times but I never get tired of watching it.