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United States of America 2001
Director: Ivan Reitman
Screenplay: Don Jakoby, David Diamond, David Weissman
Producer: Ivan Reitman, Joe Medjuck, Daniel Goldberg
Cast: David Duchovny, Julianne Moore, Orlando Jones, Seann William Scott, Ted Levine
Genre: Comedy, Action, Science Fiction

Running Time: 107
Aspect Ratio:  1.85:1 (PAL Anamorphic Widescreen)
Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles: English, French
Features: Bandeannonce en VOST
Portraits fantômes : photos et effets spéciaux
Commentaires de l'équipe du film (audio/vidéo)
Effets spéciaux avant et après, comparaison Film/Storyboard
10 scènes supplémentaires
Interviews des acteurs et de l'équipe du film
Making of (VOST)
Commentaire vidéo de Tommy Lee Jones et Barry Sonnenfeld
Documentaire : La métamorphose des Men in Black (25 min)
Featurette originale
Scènes alternatives ou étendues
Etude multiangle de l'animation des personnages et de la scène du tunnel
Dessins, storyboards et photos de production
Comparaison film/storyboard
Clip vidéo de Will Smith
Commentaire audio de Ivan Reitman, David Duchovny et Orlando James (VOST)
Making of HBO : L'évolution de Evolution (15' VOST)
Making of effets spéciaux (10' VOST)
6 Scènes supplémentaires, avec commentaire optionnel d'Ivan Reitman (15' VOST)
Storyboards et comparaison storyboards/film (12')
10 galeries de photos et croquis
Teaser d'Evolution (VF/VO)
Bandeannonce de SOS fantômes (VOST)
Studio:  Columbia TriStar DVD Region:  2 Tous publics
DVD Release:  Dec 2001 Discs:  1 (Cloud) []
Reviews:  Did you like Ghostbusters? If yes, then go see Evolution. It takes the classic Ghostbusters comedic formula, updates it, and gives it a spiffy new context. (To you purists, no: the films are not exact parallels.) They do, however, share several key plot devices and the fast-paced, subtle wit for which Reitman has become justifiably recognized. Before this review starts sounding too pretentious, I'm going to cut it off and hit the highlights:

1) This movie is extremely funny. True, David Duchovny isn't Bill Murray, but then again, we can't go rating movies based on their Bill Murray content.

2) It's entertaining! Unlike most movies, I actually walked out of this one having had a thourougly good time. Sure, it had failings, but those couldn't detract from the sheer entertainment value.

3) Sure, the special effects are kinda transparent. The plot and cast manage to hold up just fine, and actually carry the show themselves--instead of falling back on crowd-pleasing effects shots.

Go see it.

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