A.I. - Artificial Intelligence (DVD)

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A.I. ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE is the story of David (Haley Joel Osment), the first mecha (a futuristic term for a mechanized human being) designed with...

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“Artificial and Superficial”

published 14/02/2004

ProHaley Joel Osment is unnervingly good; Jude Law!

ConsBanal, cloying story and score, no insight, contri...

(Pls. see note following review) Methinks Stanley Kubrick's name in the title credits is all that has anything remotely to do with Kubrick. Having said that, there is nothing new or interesting or intelligent that Steven Spielberg offers us in “A. I.: Artificial Intelligence”. Yes, I chuckled at...

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“Artificiality”

published 18/07/2009

ProGood graphics, very involving

ConsDisturbing, far too long

This film was shown on television a while ago, and although I had heard the name of the film several times, I really had no idea what it was actually about. I was certainly expecting some sort of robot film, but from there my ideas of what the film was about turned out to be dreadfully wrong...

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Satisfactory

Progood effects

Consboring, disjointed, long-winded

It is the future. Earth has suffered environmental crisis, cities are flooded and the planet is critically overpopulated. No one can have children unless licensed to do so. To appease the childless, robot children are created. They do as they are told and say the right things, but they are...

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ProSee opinion

ConsSee opinion

First there were Furbys – the bane of parental sanity everywhere, furry little buggers that trilled songs and spouted nonsense. Then came Sony’s robotic dogs that could simulate many doggy emotions and even sing songs (the point of which seems futile, but there we go, at least they don’t go “saws...

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Super

ProVery thought provoking

ConsPerhaps a little disturbing at times

Stanley Kubrick, perhaps one of modern day’s most ingenious and controversial directors worked on the concept of A.I. for several years. His great friend, Steven Spielberg collaborated with this project over the years and therefore it was inevitable that when Kubrick passed away, only...

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“AWAITING INTERPRETATION”

published 24/03/2002

ProImaginative,innovative, thought-provoking

ConsLengthy, will not appeal to all

It is some point in the not too distant future. Earth has suffered environmental catastrophe as a result of the polar ice caps melting, and consequentially a large number of the planet’s shoreline cities have been flooded. Millions of their inhabitants have been made homeless, and the...

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“Ultimately a disappointment”

published 22/09/2001

ProGood start

ConsFails to follow it up

I had been quietly looking forward to the release of “A.I.” I say quietly because based on the trailers and other information there wasn’t a huge amount of information to go on. The film is set in the future, in a world where the ice caps have melted to submerge a lot of the...

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“INSULT TO INTELLIGENCE”

published 24/09/2001

ProGreat, fantastic special effects, Jude Law nice ch...

Consflimsy story, slow pace, too over indulgent

The new film from Steven Spielberg, A.I – Artificial Intelligence, is ‘E.T meets 2001’. Not just because of the death of Stanley Kubrick and Spielberg having to take over the project, but many aspects of this film ‘feel’ and ‘look’ familiar. First the...

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ProIntelligent, thought-provoking, great special effe...

ConsDisjointed plot, somewhat derivative

For once, I came out of a cinema not really knowing what to think about what I had just seen. Was it a flawed work of genius, a towering masterpiece, an all-time turkey bigger than the inhabitants of a certain island populated by Speilberg's creations? All of these views have been offered up so...

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Not for me

ProVisually stunning

ConsLong winded, very dreary and depressing

Step 1: Become worlds best director with a series of incredible movies, and have audiences and critics alike eating out of your hand. Step 2: Take over a project from Stanley Kubrick, but instead of following in his footsteps just write the script yourself. Step 3: Create A.I. and watch as it...

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Good

ProGood acting. Spielberg still has his moments.

ConsDoesn't know what it wants to be. Spielberg can't ...

A.I. is an intriguing but confused look at humanity and the way we treat children, pets and toys. Where are the boundaries between these when we have the ability to engineer a life-like being? It is worth seeing however, for the invention of Spielberg and the acting of Haley Joel Osment. The Cast...

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“Kubrick meets Spielberg”

published 28/10/2001

ProAll the elements of a good Hollywood blockbuster.

ConsAll the elements of a good Hollywood blockbuster

The much-awaited film by Oscar winner Steven Spielberg, "A.I. Artificial Intelligence" is set in a future that is unlike anything we know today - starting a family is subject to strict governmental restrictions, every aspect of daily life is monitored, and technology has increased to an extent...

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Excellent

“Amazing”

published 24/09/2001

ProBest Film this year by far

ConsNone - Too different for some

It is some time in the future and the polar ice caps have finally melted due to increasing global warming. The oceans did rise and destroy all the cities on coastlines. Millions of lives were lost and many resources were further reduced. It became a time for action. It became necessary for the...

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Not for me

ProTeddy - hes a star

ConsRediculous story line and twists. A real waste of ...

I have not written a review on this site for a very long time, but having seen A.I. last night I very much feel the need. This film has had a huge amount of hype, and has generally had pretty favourable reviews. I cannot for one second understand why! It is quite simply one of the most bizarre...

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“Arty Intelligence”

published 01/10/2001

ProInvolving. Imaginative. Daring.

ConsTwenty minutes too long.

It’s hard to know where to begin in trying to describe Spielberg’s latest opus, and even harder to accept where it takes you. The initial impression I had of the movie was that I felt it would have been a far better experience in the hands of the late, great Mr Kubrick, who had been...

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Product Information : A.I. - Artificial Intelligence (DVD)

Manufacturer's product description

A.I. ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE is the story of David (Haley Joel Osment), the first mecha (a futuristic term for a mechanized human being) designed with the ability to love. A couple whose son is in a coma "adopts" David to help them recover from their loss. Naturally, things do not go as planned, and David is forced to leave the mother (Frances O'Connor) he's been "imprinted" to love, and make his way in the world. Traveling with Teddy, a hi-tech stuffed bear, David escapes the Flesh Fair, where angry humans destroy mechas to "purge artificiality," and unexpectedly befriends Gigolo Joe (Jude Law in a wry performance), a robot designed to pleasure women. Joe agrees to help David in his quest to become human.<BR>Director Stanley Kubrick originally developed A.I., at one point asking Spielberg to direct it. When Kubrick passed away, Spielberg took the reins. Using a treatment and thousands of drawings commissioned by Kubrick, Spielberg wrote his own screenplay (his first since 1979's CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND). Osment, perhaps the only pre-teen actor who can effectively convey existential angst, gives a marvelous performance, helping Spielberg create a gorgeous futuristic fairy tale that questions the very nature of what we call life.

Release Details

DVD Region: DVD

Studio(s): WARNER HOME VIDEO; CINRAM LOGISTICS

Release date: 18/03/2002

No of Discs: 2

Catalogue No: D 021330, RD 021330

Comedian: Chris Rock

Composer: John Williams

Director of Photography: Janusz Kaminski

Editor: Michael Kahn

Executive Producer: Kathleen Kennedy, Steven Spielberg, Walter F. Parkes, Jan Harlan

Featured: Steven Spielberg

Producer: Kathleen Kennedy, Jan Harlan, Walter F. Parkes, Steven Spielberg, Bonnie Curtis, Stan Winston, Chris Rock

Production Designer: Rick Carter

Author: Brian Aldiss

Barcode: 7321900213301, 7321901213300

Voice: Robin Williams, Chris Rock, Jack Angel, Meryl Streep, Ben Kingsley

Screenwriter: Steven Spielberg, Ian Watson, Chris Rock

Special Effects: Industrial Light and Magic, Stan Winston

Narrator: Ben Kingsley

Languages

Main Language: English

Dubbed Language: French, Italian

Subtitle Language: Arabic, Bulgarian, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish

Hearing Impaired Language: English, Italian

Technical Information

Special Features: Documentary, Acting A I, Designing A I, Dressing A I, Lighting A I, Special Effects, Robots Of A I, Visual Effects And Animation, Animating A I, Sound And Music Of A I, A I Archives

Aspect Ratio: 1.85 Anamorphic Wide Screen

Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital 6.1

Dubbing Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1 English French Italian, Dolby Digital 6.1

Professional Reviews

Review: "...Extraordinary....Fabulous....A.I. Achieves moments of quickening sci-fi grandeur..." -- Rating: A- (Entertainment Weekly, p.109-10, 29/06/2001)<br><br>"...The filmmaking, as expected, is quite wonderful..." (Los Angeles Times, p.1, 29/06/2001)<br><br>"...A.I. is the best fairy tale -- the most disturbing, complex and intellectually challenging boy's adventure story -- Mr. Spielberg has made..." (New York Times, p.E1, 29/06/2001)<br><br>"...A.I. is unmistakably the work of a real filmmaker....A.I. is a film of visual astonishments..." (Rolling Stone, p.54-5, 19/07/2001)<br><br>"...It restates HAL's case with commendable vehemence and a kaleidoscopic ingenuity..." (Sight and Sound, p.38-9, 01/10/2001)<br><br>"...A.I. touches the emotions....What a thrill, for example, to see Law's body movements recall Jack Haley's Tin Man in THE WIZARD OF OZ while delivering a performance just as great..." (USA Today, p.1E, 29/06/2001)<br><br>"...[A] deeply thoughtful and thoroughly fascinating film....Osment again proves himself a superb young actor..." (Variety, p.19-26, 25/06/2001)<br><br>

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