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Evolution (2001)

Director: Ivan Reitman     Starring: David Duchovny Julianne Moore
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Format: DVD
Sku: 40161700
UPC: 667068892321
UPC 14: 00667068892321
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Coming to wipe that silly smile off your planet.
Outrageous and hilarious. You'll laugh out loud and enjoy the fun action and out-of-this-world special effects as these unlikely heroes battle the most unecpected group of aliens you'll ever see.

"Outrageous and hilarious!  Jeffrey Lyons, NBC-TV
"...delivers more smiles than laughs and has some wonderful special effects.  Lou Lumenick, New York Post
"Mr. Duchovny and Mr. Jones make an amusing pair.  A.O. Scott, The New York Times
"...a smart-alecky sci-fi monster mash.  Joe Leydon, San Francisco Examiner
"...David Duchovny is pretty damn funny.  Liz Braun, Toronto Sun

Editor's Note
Director Ivan Reitman (GHOSTBUSTERS, STRIPES, DAVE) turns from ghosts to aliens in this comedy starring David Duchovny, Orlando Jones, and Julianne Moore. When a meteor crashes into the Arizona desert, local community college professors Ira Kane (Duchovny) and Harry Block (Jones) are shocked to discover that it has introduced rapidly evolving aliens to Earth. Although the professors try to keep their discovery a secret, the U.S. military takes over the investigation, sealing off the fantastic creatures and the environment that the aliens have established. But when aliens start popping up on nearby golf courses and in the local mall, it's up to Kane and Block to save the world. With a little help from Allison Reed (Julianne Moore), a clumsy scientist with the Center for Disease Control, and Wayne Green (Seann William Scott), a dim-witted country club pool manager and fireman-wannabe, the two professors devise a plan using an unlikely weapon to kill the alien population before it wipes out the human race. Fittingly, former Ghostbuster Dan Aykroyd appears as the governor of Arizona.


Video Features DVD, Dolby Digital (5.1), Dolby Surround Sound, Dolby, Digital Audio

Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Paramount
Video Release Date Release Date: 5/10/2011
Video Play Time Running Time: 102 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 2001
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 88923
Video UPC UPC: 00667068892321
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 Subtitle Available Subtitles: English, French
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio 1.85:1
Entertainment Reviews
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Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Dan Aykroyd
Video Cast Info David Duchovny
Video Cast Info Orlando Jones
Video Cast Info Richard Moll
Video Cast Info Seann William Scott
Video Cast Info Ted Levine
Video Cast Info Julianne Moore
Video Cast Info Ivan Reitman - Director
Video Cast Info Michael Chapman - Director of Photography
Video Cast Info John Powell - Musical Score
Video Cast Info Ivan Reitman, et al. - Producer
Video Cast Info Don Jakoby, et al. - Writer

Professional Reviews

New York Times
"...Mr. Duchovny and Mr. Jones make an amusing pair..." 06/08/2001 p.E13

USA Today
"...A fitfully funny sci-fi comedy..." 06/08/2001 p.9E

Entertainment Weekly
"...Plenty entertaining....The movie is visually witty and even marvelous when it comes to depicting the spectacular creatures..." 06/15/2001 p.53

"...A consistently amusing action romp....[With] exceedingly vivid and credible visual effects that blend seamlessly with the action..." 06/11/2001 p.17-23

Hollywood Reporter
"...A good-natured spirit....Duchovny and Jones play off each other nicely..." 06/08/2001 p.10-101

Sight and Sound
"...Amiable and entertaining....It's quite an achievement to create not only a one-off monster but an entire ecosystem..." 08/01/2001 p.43

"[There are] many laughs to be had." 08/01/2001 p.133

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   Duchovny,David
Product attributeLabel:   Dreamworks Pictures
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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