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Backdraft Anniversary Edition

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Two chicago firefighter brothers who don't get along have to work together while a dangerous arsonist is on the loose.


Studio Universal Home Video
SKU 202695147
UPC 025192056529
UPC 14 00025192056529
Format DVD
Release Date 1/27/2009
Rating Rating
Aspect Ratio
Anamorphic Widescreen  2.35:1
Name Russell,Kurt
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Cast & Crew
Clint Howard - Actor
Daniel P. Hanley - Editor
Donald Sutherland - Actor
Gregory Widen - Writer
Hans Zimmer - Original Music By
Jennifer Jason Leigh - Actor
Kurt Russell - Actor
Mikael Salomon - Cinematographer
Mike Hill - Editor
Pen Densham - Producer
Raffaella De Laurentiis - Executive Producer
Rebecca De Mornay - Actor
Robert DeNiro - Actor
Ron Howard - Director
Scott Glenn - Actor
William Baldwin - Actor
Nominee (1992) British Academy Awards, Allen Hall, et. al., Best Special Visual Effects,MTV Award, Backdraft, Best Action Sequence,MTV Award, Backdraft, Best Movie,Oscar, Gary Rydstrom, Richard Hymns, Best Effects, Sound Effects Editing,Oscar, Mikael Salomon, et. al., Best Effects, Visual Effects,Oscar, Gary Summers, et. al., Best Sound
ReviewSource At-A-Glance Film Reviews
Review This movie is very orange. Not surprising, considering it's director Ron Howard's tribute to firefighters. Kurt Russell and William Baldwin play two brothers, one whose a fireman and one who would like to be, with some fundamental differences. It's more than the average buddy picture -- the characters are better rounded than that -- and the special effects are amazing. Robert DeNiro and Donald Sutherland shine in supporting roles. At times, the story falters, and the picture takes a while to build up steam, but the closing hour makes it well worth a viewing.
ReviewRating 9
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review Ron Howard's "Backdraft" is a movie half in love with fire, a film like "Fahrenheit 451" that finds something seductive in tendrils of smoke and boiling cauldrons of flame. Never before in the movies have I seen fire portrayed by such convincing, encompassing special effects. Unfortunately, they are at the service of an unworthy plot...What is particularly impressive is the way the filmmakers are able to convince us the stars are in the middle of the action. A conventional fire scene uses doubles and stand-ins, over-the-shoulder shots and other evasive tricks, for brief scenes showing men in the middle of a fire.
Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 8
DVD, Dolby, Dolby Digital (5.1), English, No Longer Produced
Product Attributes
Actor Russell,Kurt
Label Mca Home Video
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Dennis Cunningham, CBS-TV ...soars with spectacle, heroism and humanity.
Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide ...stunning special effects.
Pat Collins, WWOR-TV In every way, Backdraft will take your breath away.
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