X-Men [DVD] [2000]

The X-Men DVD provides an impressive 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen transfer and THX sound, but the supplementary material feels rushed. While the viewer has the option of watching ten minutes of extra footage reinserted into the film through "extended branching," the transition is not seamless; most of the scenes are from an unfinished working print and are not anamorphic like the rest of the film. The featurette "Mutant Watch" is a television "making of" special that is at least creative in its execution, if not very substantial. Segments from a Charlie Rose interview with director Bryan Singer are also included, but it would have been nice to see the interview in its entirety, while the Hugh Jackman screen test is a feature better placed in the context of a more expansive documentary about the production. The art and animatics galleries feature remarkable concept designs and computer animated storyboards, as well as two hidden "Easter eggs." Highlighting the rose in the trailer menu shows a brief on-set gag involving Spiderman, while Wolverine's dog tags in the art gallery provide concept art for two characters cut from the film. While X-Men has the appearance of a special edition DVD, it will certainly be supplanted by a more authoritative version in the future.
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Overall Customer Rating:
98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (363 out of 374)

Special Features


  • Deleted scenes
  • Charlie Rose interview
  • "Mutant Watch" featurette
  • Hugh Jackman screen test
  • Storyboards
  • Art gallery
  • Animatics
  • Theatrical trailers & tv spots
  • Closed Captioned

Synopsis


X-Men
One of the most popular superhero teams in comic book history finally comes to the screen in this big-budget adaptation of the long-running Marvel Comics series. Psychic Professor Xavier (Patrick Stewart) leads a school of skilled mutants called X-Men, a peacekeeping force to safeguard the world against a race of genetically mutated humans known as Homo Sapiens Superior. However, Magneto (Ian McKellen), a mutant with a powerful magnetic charge, has also begun to organize a team to strike first against what he believes to be a threat from humanity. When he kidnaps Rogue (Anna Paquin) from the X-Men's compound, Xavier and his forces must rescue her, even as they continue to vie with Magneto for the fearsomely strong mutant battler Wolverine (Hugh Jackman). Both Xavier and Magneto also have to contend with Senator Kelly (Bruce Davison), a heartless political leader who wants a final solution against mutants on both sides. Fighting for the forces of virtue with the X-Men are Famke Janssen as Jean Grey, Halle Berry as Storm, and James Marsden as Cyclops; Rebecca Romjin-Stamos as Mystique, Ray Park as the Toad, and Tyler Mane as Sabretooth are the minions of Magneto. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Hugh Jackman
    Hugh Jackman - Wolverine
  • Patrick Stewart
    Patrick Stewart - Prof. Charles Xavier
  • Ian McKellen
    Ian McKellen - Magneto
  • Famke Janssen
    Famke Janssen - Jean Grey
  • James Marsden
    James Marsden - Cyclops



Customer rating

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Well-made escapist fun

    Posted
    JaneA

    I had never read an X-Man comic book when I saw this movie and action movies are far from my favorite genre. But they did two very smart things when they made X-Men. 1) They had a good script. Too often action films are made with a "we'll fix it with speical effects and editing" attitude. Those movies rarely hold up to multiple viewings (sometimes not even one.) The special effect are good in X-Men but they also explained the universe well and the plot makes perfect sense within that universe. As a result, I've seen this several times and still enjoy it. It also means it doesn't need a huge movie theater screen for the movie to work. The movie is interesting and exciting when viewed on a TV screen as well. 2) They hired top-notch actors. Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry... Any of these people could carry a movie on their own. Together they keep you sucked into the plot and believing every step of the way.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Budget Collectible Case

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    RealName
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    This is a repackage of X-Men with a single blu-ray disc in a Metalpak (it's not a Steelbook because there is no familiar Steelbook symbol inside and the spine is much uglier). But that doesn't mean this isn't a decent case if maybe you're on a budget or just don't give much thought to what kind of metal collectible cases you have. I'd never had a Metalpak case before buying this movie and the X2 release of the same packaging; it's not horrible (decent artwork inside and outer case) but it's just not a Steelbook. If looking for all the special features then stick to the regular blu-ray two disc release.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good start for movie version of XMen

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    obi1dave3kenobi
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    This is a great starting point for the xmen in movie form. Saw this when it first premier back in theaters on opening night, loved it then and love it now. I wasn't too fond of a few thing they changed from comic to movie but didn't interfere with me enjoying the movie. Over the course of all the xmen movies I feel Xavier and Cyclops should have been more of the leaders of the movies and not so much focus on Logan, even though Logan is my all time favorite xmen. I love the This Movie and it's sequel X2, Xmen last stand.............. I liked but hate some of the decisions and direction they took. Hopefully days of future past changes the timeline and makes Xmen Last Stand disappear. Lol

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great movie.

    Posted
    Blue100612
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    It's the first X-Men movie. While it's one of the first to start the whole 'cinematic universe' it still holds up with some of the newer movies. This is also the first appearance of Hugh Jackman as Logan, aka Wolverine. The Blu Ray quality is definitely noticeable here compared to a DVD, considering this movie is from 2000. The Steelbook is pretty awesome. My only gripe with this movie is that it has a regular Blu Ray disc from the standard Blu Ray packaging, it says Disc 1 instead of having a dedicated disc art.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic

    Posted
    benstonecrowe
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    from Amazon.com: Born into a world filled with prejudice are children who possess extraordinary and dangerous powers - the result of unique genetic mutations. Cyclops unleashes bolts of energy from his eyes. Storm can manipulate the weather at will. Rogue absorbs the life force of anyone she touches. But under the tutelage of Professor Xavier (Patrick Stewart), these and other outcasts learn to harness their powers for the good of mankind. Now they must protect those who fear them as the nefarious Magneto (Ian McKellen), who believes humans and mutants can never co-exist, unveils his sinsiter plan for the future!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great movie to have in your collection.

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    Emrolds
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    Great movie for the whole family in my opinion. It's the movie that started the franchise so it's a must if you want to collect them all like I did. This was actually the last one in my collection because they show it on tv so much I didn't see the point (dvr) but I am weird like that. Has all the characters you think of when you hear x-men, plot was ok I think they should have stretched out the franchise to be honest (at least the first 3) enough with the wolverine you know. He is awesome don't get me wrong. But great action, good use of cgi and great casting in my opinion.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Nice steelbook

    Posted
    Villain
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    Puchased the first 3 xmen steelbooks for $7 each when on sale. I already owned the other xmen movies and so i gotta say, i was supriced on how better the picture quality was on the newer ones in comparison to this first ones. Although it is bluray, this movie shows its age. The movie was a bit slow and kinda boring at times.. but its a must have if your an xmen fan. Steelbook is a plus as it will retain value and is for collectors. Id recomend it for fans. But i really loved the last 3 xmen more than these 3.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Glad to see they showcase the good Mystique!

    Posted
    Bender
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    This is a great looking steelbook that showcases what is far and away the best version of Mystique in the X-Men movies. I haven't been a fan of Jennifer Lawrence's portrayal since the beginning, I think it's her worst trio of performances and they aren't doing the character justice at all. I keep watching them to see if they fix their mistake, but I think Lawrence has become too big of an actress for them to do the character right now. The first Mystique is great and Rebecca Romijn plays her surprisingly well.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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