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A.I. - Artificial Intelligence (2001)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Jack Angel
Keith Campbell
Vito Carenzo
Brendan Gleeson
Clark Gregg Supernerd
Haley Joel Osment David
Frances O'Connor Monica Swinton
Sam Robards Henry Swinton
Jake Thomas Martin Swinton
Jude Law Gigolo Joe
William Hurt Prof. Hobby
Ken Leung Syatyoo-Sama
April Grace Female Colleague
Matt Winston Executive
Sabrina Grdevich Secretary
Kevin Sussman Supernerd
Tom Gallop Supernerd
Movie Details
Genre Music; Science Fiction
Director Steven Spielberg
Producer Steven Spielberg; Kathleen Kennedy; Bonnie Curtis; Jan Harlan
Writer Steven Spielberg; Ian Watson; Brian Aldiss
Cinematography Janusz Kaminski
Musician John Williams
Studio Dreamworks Video
Language English
Audience Rating PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Running Time 145 mins
Country USA
Color Color
IMDb Rating 7.1
History will place an asterisk next to A.I. as the film Stanley Kubrick might have directed. But let the record also show that Kubrick--after developing this project for some 15 years--wanted Steven Spielberg to helm this astonishing sci-fi rendition of Pinocchio, claiming (with good reason) that it veered closer to Spielberg's kinder, gentler sensibilities. Spielberg inherited the project (based on the Brian Aldiss short story "Supertoys Last All Summer Long") after Kubrick's death in 1999, and the result is an astounding directorial hybrid. A flawed masterpiece of sorts, in which Spielberg's gift for wondrous enchantment often clashes (and sometimes melds) with Kubrick's harsher vision of humanity, the film spans near and distant futures with the fairy-tale adventures of an artificial boy named David (Haley Joel Osment), a marvel of cybernetic progress who wants only to be a real boy, loved by his mother in that happy place called home.

Echoes of Spielberg's Empire of the Sun are clearly heard as young David, shunned by his trial parents and tossed into an unfriendly world, is joined by fellow "mecha" Gigolo Joe (played with a dancer's agility by Jude Law) in his quest for a mother-and-child reunion. Parallels to Pinocchio intensify as David reaches "the end of the world" (a Manhattan flooded by melted polar ice caps), and a far-future epilogue propels A.I. into even deeper realms of wonder, even as it pulls Spielberg back to his comfort zone of sweetness and soothing sentiment. Some may lament the diffusion of Kubrick's original vision, but this is Spielberg's A.I. (complete with one of John Williams's finest scores), a film of astonishing technical wizardry that spans the spectrum of human emotions and offers just enough Kubrick to suggest that humanity's future is anything but guaranteed. --Jeff Shannon

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Index 671
Collection Status In Collection
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Slot 39
Links Amazon US
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Product Details
Edition Widescreen Two-Disc Special Edition
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio 1.85:1
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
UPC (Barcode) 667068956726
Release Date 3/5/2002
Subtitles English; Spanish
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks English Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
Nr of Disks/Tapes 2
Extra Features
Documentary on Bringing A.I. to the Screen Interviews with Steven Spielberg, Haley Joel Osment and Jude Law Newly-Produced Behind-The-Scenes Featurettes on the Making of A.I. An Interview with Sound Designer Gary Rydstrom at Skywalker Ranch A Visit to Stan Winston Studios with Early "Teddy" Footage Interviews with Lucasfilm's ILM Special Effects Group Trailers, Storyboards, Drawings and Hundreds of Photos Approved by Steven Spielberg for this Release