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I, Robot
Genre: Science Fiction

Reviewed In Issue 97 (Jun 2005) Of Widescreen Review®

Will Smith, Bridget Moynahan, Bruce Greenwood, James Cromwell, Chi McBride, Shia La Beouf & Alan Tudyk

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4.5
DD Sound Rating: 4.5
DTS Sound Rating: 5
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Special features are packed onto disc two, and they include "Day Out Of Days: The I, Robot Production Diaries," with 10 different headings to choose from. Each heading offers various scenes during production, all of which include an introduction from director Alex Proyas. "Spoonerville, Canada 2035" gives you the scenes Fed Ex, Spoonerville, Dialog Changes, and 200lbs Of Love. Under "USR" you will find Lanning's Dead, USR Corporate Offices, Lanning's Lab, Spooner's Car, Factory Floor, and Sonny Escapes. "Following Bread Crumbs" offers Sonny Arrested, Saving The Cat, and Granny's. "You Are Experiencing A Car Accident" gives you three scene previews; Calvin's Lab, Tunnel Chase Green Screen, and Tunnel Chase Mocap. With "One On One" you will find The Fight, McBride, Alex's Birthday, and Alleyway. "Lost & Found" treats you to Robertson's Office, Sonny Transferred Mocap, Industrial Area, and Robot Genocide. Go to "Will Smith's Night Of Thunder" and you'll discover Robot Wars, The Motorcycle Gag, Two Birthdays, and USR Backdoor and "Will Smith's Wild Ride" takes you to A Great Set, Handshakes & Body Slams, Alan's Fight Rehearsal, Bridget And Will At Viki Level, Spooner Fights The NS-5S, Bridget On The Bridge, and Flying Will. And finally, "Conclusion" gives you It's A Wrap Rap and DVD Credits. "CGI And Design" is a 35-minute featurette available to watch in its entirety or as individual chapters: Alex Proyas: Designing I, Robot, Designing The City, Designing Sonny Shooting Miniatures, Learning To Walk, and Integrating Live Action & CGI. "Three Laws Safe: Science Fiction And Robots" is a series of interviews: Alex Proyas: Science Fiction, Jeff Vintar: Isaac Asimov & The Legacy Of Robot Stories, Jeff Vintar: Asimov's Three Laws And Beyond, Akiva Goldsman: This Version Of I, Robot, and Robyn Asimov And Jennifer Brehl: Isaac Asimov. And under Filmmakers Toolbox you will discover four deleted scenes and "Compositing Breakdowns: Visual Effects 'How Tos,'" Digital Domain "How Tos," "Weta Digital "How Tos" and Rainmaker "How Tos," all offereing their own separate chapters to watch.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 2227257
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Rating Reason):

Intense Stylized Action, And Some Breif Partial Nudity
(Retail Price): $26.98
(DVD Type): Two DVD-9 Discs
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 115
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2004
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 5/24/05
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Alex Proyas
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
When a scientist

DVD Picture:
The DVD (which appears to be the same as the previous DVD) offers intricate details and definition. Shadow delineation is excellent, with just enough visual information in the darkest scenes. While visual effects can still lack natural-looking contrast and details in comparison to live action scenes, this movie proves that technologies are definitely improving. (Suzanne Hodges)

With a great use of each channel, including solid deep bass and extensive surround envelopment, the DTS

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