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XXX [WS Special Edition] [DVD] [2002]

If any movie was made for DVD, XXX, a video game disguised as a film, is the one. And what a DVD! Though it could easily have been a two-disc set, Columbia Pictures opted for a single platter, but loaded it up. To begin with is an exceptional 40-minute documentary called "A Filmmaker's Diary," covering everything from pre- to post-production. Beyond this are three more featurettes on the vehicles, Vin Diesel, and the world of XXX. The final featurette is a pathetic promotional piece for Pontiac's GTO. This is nothing more than a commercial for their upcoming car and has little to do with the movie. Along with that is a brief section on some visual effects for the avalanche scene. The shots are silent so the optional commentary by Joel Hynek of Digital Domain is almost necessary. In addition are ten deleted scenes with optional director's commentary, a music video from Gavin Rossdale for "Adrenaline," some filmographies, and the theatrical trailer for this film, plus trailers for Anger Management and Darkness Falls. If that wasn't enough, director Rob Cohen provides a scene-specific commentary that is really interesting and never dull. While the supplements are outstanding, the image and sound equal them in every way. Possibly even better than the image is the sound. The 5.1 Dolby Digital track (a DTS would have equally rocked, but isn't offered) is loud, loud, and loud. Dialogue is surprising not obscured, but this track is alive throughout the film. Surrounds are aggressive and used at just the right moments for wonderful effect. Finally, the image is framed at 2.35:1 and, of course, anamorphic. A pan and scan version is available separately, but with this type of film, any cut in picture size would ruin the effect. It's reference quality all the way. Detail is solid, and the darker scenes show no sign of breakdown. Would anything less be expected anymore? Certainly not. Colors are equally strong, with a subdued saturation that mimics the theatrical print perfectly. The critics tended to hate this film, but if you want action, and you want an exceptional DVD to go along with it, go no further than XXX.
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    Overall Customer Rating:
    98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (287 out of 294)

    Special Features


    • Digitally mastered audio & anamorphic video
    • Director's commentary
    • "A Filmmaker's Diary" documentary
    • "Diesel Powered" featurette
    • "Building Speed: The Vehicles of XXX" featurette
    • "Designing the World of XXX" featurette
    • "The GTO is Back" featurette
    • 11deleted scenes with optional director commentary
    • Visual effects "how-to's"
    • Scene deconstructions (multi-angle)
    • Storyboard comparisons
    • Music video: "Adrenaline" by Gavin Rossdale
    • DVD-ROM extras: Screenplay, Agent Shavers' GTO manual, web links
    • Filmographies
    • Animated interactive menus
    • Motion scene selection
    • Closed Captioned

    Synopsis


    XXX
    The director (Rob Cohen) and star (Vin Diesel) of the previous summer's hit The Fast and the Furious (2001) are reunited for this spy thriller billed as a next-generation James Bond adventure. Diesel stars as Xander Cage, a nihilist extreme sports enthusiast nicknamed "Triple X" because of a large tattoo covering his back and neck. Cage's illegal stunts and poor attitude (he's given to spouting dialogue such as, "Have you ever been punched in the face for talking too much?") land him in jail, where he's recruited/blackmailed into government service by the National Security Agency's Augustus Gibbons, who likes Cage for his skills and expendability. The new secret agent is assigned to infiltrate a Russian crime ring called Anarchy 99, whose access to biochemical weaponry is making the United States extremely nervous. With the help of some high-tech gadgets from weapons master Toby Lee Shavers (Michael Roof), Cage is able to make his way into Anarchy 99, where he targets the group's leader Yorgi (Marton Csokas) and falls for the organization's second-in-command, Yelena (Asia Argento). XXX (2002) is the first in a hoped-for franchise of sequels for the film's producer, Revolution Studios. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Vin Diesel
      Vin Diesel - Xander "XXX" Cage
    • Asia Argento
      Asia Argento - Yelena
    • Marton Csokas
      Marton Csokas - Yorgi
    • Samuel L. Jackson
      Samuel L. Jackson - Agent Gibbons
    • Danny Trejo
      Danny Trejo - El Jefe



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 294 reviews

    98%
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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      XXX

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      metalhead
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      Along with Fast And Furious' Dominic Toretto and Riddick's title character, XXX's Xander Cage is a signature role for Vin Diesel, one that he excelled at playing. So it made absolute sense after the critical and commercial failure of XXX: State Of The Union which starred Ice Cube (due to Vin's dropping out), to bring Vin back for the newest film Return Of Xander Cage. Just in time for that movie and the 15th anniversary of the original, Sony issued a brand new remastered Blu-Ray with improved audio and picture quality, and it comes loaded with extras not included on the old Blu-Ray (it had none) as well as new ones. Recommended if you're a fan of the movie or at least action in general.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Upgraded, but still missing the goods...

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      CinemaDenizen
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      If you're a fan of this film, and even if you've already purchased the original Blu-ray release(which I unfortunately have) then the anniversary edition on Blu-ray is certainly worth the "double-dip", as there is a significant upgrade in picture quality. Plus, it contains a decent amount of special features, which the original release contained none. BUT, for some reason, still no UNRATED Extended Cut is available in HD. :( I guess I just have to keep holding on to the old UNRATED DVD version. Oh well, it's still a good popcorn flick that's fun to revisit from time to time, regardless of the lacking Extended Cut. Also, it's good to see ol' Vin young and in his prime. :)

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      xxx

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      JOHNNYANGEL2010
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      They don't make 'em like xXx all that often anymore. Unpretentious, loud, exciting, lots of practical effects, a big score and Metal music, plenty of gunfire and explosions, a musclebound hero...it's a quality action film that's equal parts ridiculous and exhilarating. Even at two hours, it's well paced, Vin Diesel is fine as the lead, and it's a whole lot of fun. Sony's re-release is a home run. Everything's better compared to the old release. Audio is the least of the upgrades. The uptick in video is substantial and the quantity of extras is generous, even if most of it simply carries over from the standard definition era. Even the new cover art is great. Highly recommended!

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      New Age James Bond

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      thedarkangel1975
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      xXx stars action hero Vin Diesel. In this film Extreme Sports star Dander Cage (Vin Diesel) is recruited to help bring down a Russian Crime ring. xXx is a fun popcorn film. I know I may upset some with this, but this has a modern day James Bond. The movie is filled with high adrenaline and a ton of action sequences much like James Bond. The film was refreshing and showcases Diesel at his best, blowing things up, being tough, and being extreme the entire time. The film is well paced and moves quickly for a film over two hours. If you are into high intense action, this is the film for you.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Excellent

      Posted
      mavick

      "XXX is an exploding action flick that keeps you back in your seat like none other. Starring Vin Diesel and the incredibly beautiful Asia Argento. XXX (Diesel) is a thief that gets caught and has a choice and he chooses to help the U.S. Government. On the job he falls in love with a Beautiful women that works for the man that he was sent to get Intel on. Everyone that loves action packed movies must see this movie." Would you recommend this product to a friend?: Yes

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Can't believe it's been 15 years

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      Stankman
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      The original XXX was a great little action flick with some outrageous extreme sports stunts. Vin Diesel was great in the title role. A little disappointed that the 15th anniversary collector's edition did not include the director's cut as well. If you don't already own, I would recommend. This only seems like a cash grab by Sony because of the new movie that is coming out that does not look all that good.

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Action

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      enzso
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      After several NSA undercover agents are killed trying to infiltrate a Russian terrorist organization, An NSA member decides to use a civilian with the right skills but no formal training and decides on an extreme sports star (Vin Desiel) that just comitted three crimes (XXX) and makes a deal with him (or blackmails him) to become an undercover agent.

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      another great fun film

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      geo10
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      first ,i love that it comes with a digital copy.. And cool cover since the dvd one got kinda tired to see.. ( i dont remember what the theatrical poster was) so this cover is simple an clean i had heard the first blu ray had issues. this one seems fine but maybe should watch when not sleepy.. great sale price at 4.99

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