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Core (2003)

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Format: DVD
Sku: 40226599
UPC: 097363346746
UPC 14: 00097363346746
Rating: Game Rating Code
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Earth has a deadline.
After a geophysicist discovers that the earth's inner core has stopped rotating, an elite team of scientists has one last chance to save the world - by journeying into the center of the earth!

"100% Exciting!  Shawn Edwards, FOX-TV
"It was just plain fun and entertaining.  Tony Toscano, Talking Pictures
"Edge-of-your-seat thrill ride that's a total blast.  Shawn Edwards, Fox-TV

Editor's Note
Weird phenomena lead a brilliant geophysics professor, Dr. Josh Keyes (Aaron Eckhart), to the discovery that the Earth's core has stopped revolving, ultimately resulting in severe natural disasters and radiation akin to that of a microwave--and the end of the world. Keyes' worst fears are confirmed by superstar scientist Dr. Conrad Zimsky (Stanley Tucci), who turns to his former partner, Dr. Ed Brazzleton (Delroy Lindo), who has devoted twenty years to creating a ship that can journey to the center of the Earth. The U.S. government, whose secret experiments, unbeknownst to all of the team but Zimzky, may have caused the problem, builds the ship at record speed and sends a team in to set off nuclear bombs that will restart the core. Astronauts Colonel Robert Iverson (Bruce Greenwood) and Major Rebecca Childs (Hilary Swank), and a nuclear weapons specialist, Dr. Serge Leveque (Tcheky Karyo) are also assigned to the mission, which promises both spectacular discoveries and tremendous danger. Witty one-liners save the film from taking itself too seriously while the special effects keep the action exciting. Directed by Jon Amiel (COPYCAT, ENTRAPMENT), THE CORE also stars Alfre Woodard, DJ Qualls, and Richard Jenkins.


Video Features DVD, Widescreen, No Longer Produced

Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Paramount
Video Release Date Release Date: 2/13/2007
Video Play Time Running Time: 134 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 2003
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 334674
Video UPC UPC: 00097363346746
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English [CC], English
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio 2.35:1

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Aaron Eckhart
Video Cast Info Alfre Woodard
Video Cast Info Delroy Lindo
Video Cast Info DJ Qualls
Video Cast Info Hilary Swank
Video Cast Info Richard Jenkins
Video Cast Info Stanley Tucci
Video Cast Info Tcheky Karyo
Video Cast Info John Lindley - Cinematographer
Video Cast Info Jon Amiel - Director
Video Cast Info Terry Rawlings - Editor
Video Cast Info Sean Bailey - Producer
Video Cast Info Cooper Layne - Producer
Video Cast Info David Foster - Producer
Video Cast Info Cooper Layne - Screenplay
Video Cast Info John Rogers - Screenplay

Professional Reviews

USA Today
"...The movie's deepest impact lies in the performances..." 03/28/2003 p.3E

"...[The] approach proves refreshing...[The] pic has a full-bodied feel given extra texture by John Lindley's cinematography..." 03/24/2003 p.25-82

Total Film
"...The 'something's not right here' build-up is snappy....There's also a neat line in humour..." 05/01/2003 p.102

Los Angeles Times
"...The sense of fun is unmistakable..." 03/28/2003 p.C1

L.A. Times 6 of 10
There is also, at least in the early stages, a lot of intentional humor embedded in the script by Cooper Lane and John Rogers. Although it ends up conflicting with the film's less successful attempts to be taken seriously, the sense of fun is unmistakable.

If The Core finally has to be classified as a mess, it is an enjoyable one if you're in a throwback mood. After all, a film that comes up with a rare metal called Unobtainium can't be dismissed out of hand. - Kenneth Turan

Chicago Sun-Times 6 of 10
The music is perfect for this enterprise: ominous horns and soaring strings. The cast includes some beloved oddballs, most notably DJ Qualls (The New Guy), who plays Rat, a computer hacker who can talk to the animals, or at least sing to the dolphins. The only wasted cast member is Alfre Woodard, relegated to one of those Mission Control roles where she has to look worried and then relieved. - Roger Ebert

James Berardinelli's ReelViews 6 of 10
As big-budget camp goes, The Core is first-rate. If you take the movie seriously, it's an unmitigated disaster, a surefire walk-out. But, if you adjust your thinking and take the production for what it is (not necessarily what it was intended to be), there is perverse enjoyment to be had. - James Berardinelli

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   Swank,Hilary
Product attributeLabel:   Paramount Home Video
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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