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Men of Honor

Men of Honor

Director: George Tillman Jr. Cast: Robert De Niro, Cuba Gooding Jr., Charlize Theron

DVD (Special Edition / Wide Screen)

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The story of Navy diver Carl Brashear, the first African-American to achieve the rank of Master Diver, Men of Honor comes to DVD in an excellent Special Edition package. As DVDs pile up on the shelves, that phrase often gets tacked on to even the most sparse discs. Here, however, the title is richly deserved. Boasting a stellar transfer -- a 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen picture -- this is another good buy to show off the visual attributes of the medium. Men of Honor isn't the kind of film that absolutely requires Dolby Digital Sound, but the 5.1 treatment puts the underwater action center stage. These are fine additions, to be sure, but the special edition moniker usually refers to one thing -- extras. Here, viewers get a great commentary from director George Tillman Jr., star Cuba Gooding Jr., and the producer and writer. There is also a bevy of deleted scenes, including an alternate ending. These are available with or without a commentary track from Tillman. Also included are a pair of featurettes, including a look at the real Carl Brashear's life. In addition, this DVD also offers an animatic storyboard, a music video for the film's theme song, and the usual trailers and TV spots. All in all, Men of Honor is a solid release and the excellent extras make it worth owning.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/10/2001
UPC: 0024543016663
Original Release: 2000
Rating: R
Source: 20th Century Fox
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 2:08:00
Sales rank: 1,156

Special Features

Alternate ending; Deleted scenes; Animated storyboard; Commentary by director George Tillman Jr., Cuba Gooding Jr., and producer Robert Teitel; "Making of" featurette; "MasterChief: A Tribute to Carl Brashear" documentary; "Win" music video by Brian McKnight; Theatrical trailer and TV spots; Anamorphic widescreen [aspect ratio 2.35:1]; Audio: English 5.1 Surround, English Dolby Surround, French Dolby Surround; Subtitles: English, Spanish

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Robert De Niro Master Chief Billy Sunday
Cuba Gooding Carl Brashear
Charlize Theron Gwen
Aunjanue Ellis Jo
Hal Holbrook Mr. Pappy
David Keith Capt. Hartigan
Michael Rapaport Snowhill
Powers Boothe Capt. Pullman
Joshua Leonard Isert
David Conrad Hanks
Glynn Turman Chief Floyd
Holt McCallany Rourke
Lonette McKee Ella, Carl's Mother
Carl Lumbly Mac, Carl's Father
Dulé Hill Red Tail
Alimi Ballard Actor

Technical Credits
George Tillman Director
Bill Badalato Producer
John Carter Editor
Bill Cosby Executive Producer
Mick Cukurs Set Decoration/Design
Leslie Dilley Production Designer
Scott Herbertson Set Decoration/Design
Lawrence Hubbs Art Director
Mark Isham Score Composer
Daniel Maltese Set Decoration/Design
David Obermeyer Sound/Sound Designer
Salvador Perez Costumes/Costume Designer
Anthony Richmond Cinematographer
Stanley Robertson Executive Producer
Scott Marshall Smith Screenwriter
Robert Teitel Producer
Barry Thomas Asst. Director
Jim Wallis Set Decoration/Design

Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Scene Selection
1. Opening Credits/"don't End Up Like Me" [:25]
2. Big Future In The U.s. Navy [1:23]
3. Master Chief Sunday [:22]
4. "beware What You Wish For" [2:09]
5. Welcoming Bosun's Mate Brashear [3:10]
6. Passing The Test [7:20]
7. Salvage And Rescue [6:48]
8. Bad News [:25]
9. The Bet [5:03]
10. Be The Best [2:53]
11. Against All Odds [6:00]
12. Happy New Year [2:04]
13. Missle Rescue [4:24]
14. Never Gonna Dive Again [2:45]
15. To Be A Master Diver [3:51]
16. Trial Of Honor [5:06]
17. Twelve Steps [3:45]
18. End Credits [6:22]

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Men of Honor 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A real life movie that shows the courage and determination of a man who others were intent on stopping and putting down. It teaches us never to give up on something that we truly seek to have. This movie makes one feel strong and able to 'hang in there' when the going gets tough. What a great movie!
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Julian More than 1 year ago
Honor, Loyalty and Discipline... the qualities of a man. Never-giving up and never accepting defeat, a spirit of life and strength. A movie that demonstrate "the only tradion I know: Honor".
Anonymous More than 1 year ago