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Format: Blu-Ray DVD
Sku: 220542795
UPC: 024543739340
UPC 14: 00024543739340
Rating: Game Rating Code
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Editor's Note
Based on the long-running Marvel comic book series, X-MEN takes place in the near future, as certain humans are evolving into mutants with special powers. In the Canadian wilderness, a young runaway mutant named Rogue (Anna Paquin) and Wolverine (Hugh Jackman), a bad-tempered, quick-healing mutant with retractable metal claws, are suddenly attacked by the powerful Magneto (Ian McKellen) and his lackeys. Fortunately, Cyclops (James Marsden) and Storm (Halle Berry), students of the compassionate Professor Charles Xavier (Patrick Stewart), interfere and bring them back to Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters. Here Wolverine and Rogue learn more about the conflict between Xavier and the militant Magneto, who wants to power a device that will genetically alter humans, with possibly deadly results. Only Xavier's students can stop Magneto's plans.

Director Bryan Singer (THE USUAL SUSPECTS) displays his expertise with an ensemble cast, accomplishing a feat by making the first live-action film about an entire group of superheroes. Hugh Jackman's portrayal of the ill-tempered Wolverine is dead-on, while Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen are ideally matched in their Martin Luther King, Jr.- and Malcolm X-like roles. Smart and well-paced, X-MEN towers above most comic book movies.

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Video Features Pan and Scan (TV Format)
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Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Foxvideo
Video Release Date Release Date: 10/8/2013
Video Play Time Running Time: 104 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 2000
Video UPC UPC: 00024543739340
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 2

Audio & Video
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks:
Video Color Spec Video: Color
Cast & Crew
Video Cast Info Rebecca Romijn-Stamos
Video Cast Info Anna Paquin
Video Cast Info Patrick Stewart
Video Cast Info Bruce Davison
Video Cast Info Ian McKellen
Video Cast Info Hugh Jackman
Video Cast Info James Marsden
Video Cast Info Matthew Sharp
Video Cast Info Tyler Mane
Video Cast Info Famke Janssen
Video Cast Info Ray Park
Video Cast Info Halle Berry
Video Cast Info Shawn Ashmore
Video Cast Info Ralph Winter - Producer
Video Cast Info Bryan Singer - Screenwriter
Video Cast Info John Myhre - Production Designer
Video Cast Info Steven Rosenblum - Editor
Video Cast Info Christopher McQuarrie - Screenplay Uncredited
Video Cast Info Bill Todman Jr. - Co-Producer
Video Cast Info James Schamus - Screenplay Uncredited
Video Cast Info Joel Simon - Co-Producer
Video Cast Info Joss Whedon - Screenplay Uncredited
Video Cast Info Bob Ringwood - Costume Designer
Video Cast Info Michael Kamen - Composer
Video Cast Info David Hayter - Screenwriter
Video Cast Info Tom DeSanto - Screenwriter
Video Cast Info Newton Thomas Sigel - Director of Photography
Video Cast Info Louise Mingenbach - Costume Designer
Video Cast Info Lauren Shuler Donner - Producer
Video Cast Info Bryan Singer - Director
Plot Summary
Marvel's classic comic book comes to life in this exciting big-screen adaptation. The story focuses on the efforts of a well-intentioned professor, Charles Xavier (Patrick Stewart). By pulling together a group of superhuman mutants, Professor X hopes to prove to the world that these genetically enhanced beings are not the dangerous, evil villains humanity claims them to be. When Magneto (Ian McKellen), an angry mutant, vows to eradicate human existence, it's up to the X-Men to save the day and keep the world united. Bryan Singer's film is a visual feast, containing a host of standout performances, particularly from newcomer Hugh Jackman as Wolverine. The VHS and DVD releases contain 10 minutes of extra footage.

Memorable Quotes

"When they come out...does it hurt?"----Rogue (Anna Paquin), asking Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) about his retractable metal claws|"Every time."----Wolverine

"Mankind isn't evil, just uninformed."----Professor Xavier (Patrick Stewart)

"You actually go outside in these things?"----Wolverine to Cyclops (James Marsden) about their uniforms|"Well, what would you prefer? Yellow spandex?"----Cyclops

Professional Reviews

Rolling Stone
"...The stuff to build a killer following..." 06/08/2000 p.134

New York Times
"...Mr. Stewart was born to play [Professor Charles Xavier]....Wolverine [is] well played by Mr. Jackman..." 07/14/2000 pp.E1-E12

USA Today
"...Impressive special effects....It is a pleasure to watch [the] two superb stage-trained British actors [Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen]..." 07/14/2000 p.2E

Sight and Sound
"...The movie is a treat....The set design is a superb combination of opulence and minimalism..." 09/01/2000 p.59

Premiere
"...Singer is off to a nice start [in the planned series to follow]..." -- 3 out of 5 stars - A Satisfying Rental 01/01/2001 p.85

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