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  • Actors: Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, John Lithgow, Vincent Cassel
  • Directors: Andrew Adamson, Vicky Jenson
  • Writers: Chris Miller, Cody Cameron, Conrad Vernon, Joe Stillman, Roger S.H. Schulman
  • Format: Animated, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, DVD-Video, Special Edition, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English, Spanish, French
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada This DVD will probably NOT be viewable in other countries. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • MPAA Rating: PG
  • Studio: DreamWorks Animation
  • Release Date: Nov. 2 2001
  • Run Time: 93 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (885 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00003CXXJ
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #24,976 in DVD (See Top 100 in DVD)

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Shrek (Two-Disc Special Edition

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William Steig's delightfully fractured fairy tale is the right stuff for this computer-animated adaptation full of verve and wit. Our title character (voiced by Mike Myers) is an agreeable enough ogre who wants to live his days in peace. When the diminutive Lord Farquaad (John Lithgow) evicts local fairy-tale creatures (including the now-famous Seven Dwarfs, Pinocchio, and the Gingerbread Man), they settle in the ogre's swamp and Shrek wants answers from Farquaad. A quest of sorts starts for Shrek and his new pal, a talking donkey (Eddie Murphy), where battles have to be won and a princess (Cameron Diaz) must be rescued from a dragon lair in a thrilling action sequence. The story is stronger than most animated fare, but it's the humor that makes Shrek a winner. The PG rating is stretched when Murphy and Myers hit their strides. The mild potty humor is fun enough for 10-year-olds but will never embarrass their parents. Shrek is never as warm and inspired as the Toy Story films, but the realistic computer animation and a rollicking soundtrack keep the entertainment in fine form. Produced by DreamWorks, the film also takes several delicious stabs at its crosstown rival, Disney. --Doug Thomas

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4.3 out of 5 stars

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on Feb. 21 2002
Format: DVD
I decided to rent the "Shrek" dvd because I wanted to know why everyone thought this movie was so great--I didn't go and see it in the theaters. I have to say that it was TERRIBLE! Much of the jokes were so unfunny, and I don't understand why they say this is a kid's movie...it seems more like an adult movie to me! Sure, some of the jokes were funny, but they weren't fall-on-the-floor-laughing hilarious--I only ended up smiling at the jokes and only slightly laughed. And believe me, I DO have a good sense of humor, I just didn't find the jokes in "Shrek" to be all that funny.
"Shrek" is about an old lonely troll who hates everyone...but really just wishes he had someone who loved him. A simple, predictable childish plot with adult humor that makes it seem like it's more enjoyable.
Now the dvd is actually pretty good, which is unfortunate since it was a bad movie. I don't think the dvd is worth purchasing if you didn't like the film. Nice special features and good, clear picture quality. The acting is okay in "Shrek", though I have to say that I am not a huge fan of Mike Myers, since I also think his "Austin Powers" movies are quit annoying. Eddie Murphy and John Lithgrow were the best in it...and Cameron Diaz was pretty good, too.
I honestly really tried to like "Shrek". My sisters and friends all loved it, but I have to say that I didn't like it at all. I really hope there is no "Shrek 2". Besides, what would the plot be like? Oh well. I'm sure Dreamworks could think of something to poke fun of.
This is not really a kid's movie because a lot of the jokes are geared toward adults. Some of the jokes are pretty toilet-dirty, and others are just plain bad that nobody can really understand or relate to.
"Shrek" was not for EVERYBODY...and not for me, either. I don't recommend this movie to anyone.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Peck Ransom on Nov. 12 2007
Format: DVD
"Shrek" along with the movie "Ice Age" are the two great animation films put out in the last ten years. As with all "cartoons" and their genre, there are many cultural reference and movie asides that not everyone is going to get. More so in "Shrek" than in "Ice Age." This is obviously done on purposes, cross pollenating the audiences of younger and older generations.

"Shrek" works on so many levels. First, the casting of voices is the best I've encountered. The animation is fantastic, and the story holds together nicely.

If you want a movie everyone can watch, "Shrek" is the one to pick. I would HIGHLY recommend "Ice Age" also (both of them now) as they're very funny with an underlying message of global warming, which, by now, we all know is happening.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By chris on May 14 2002
Format: DVD
shrek....... what garbage. i had heard from a friend who had went to see it that it wasn't very funny, but i decided to rent it, just to see. she was dead on. a lack of humor plagues this movie, and really crushes the great talent behind it (meyers, murphey, and diaz.) There was 1!!! funny scene in this movie, where the gingerbread man cookie says eat me. Otherwise, this movie included a lot eye-rolling. Regardless, its a good story, and an original idea, just one that was very poorly made. This seems to be one of those movies where people are just laughing because other people who don't know what funny is, are. And because of this, they are making a sequel, which is unfortunate, unless they fix this up. ...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Calinira on May 29 2004
Format: DVD
Shrek is an excellent movie and is best viewed in it's proper widescreen ratio but this DVD set only has the single disc fullscreen version and no widescreen and the 3D movie is just a short movie from a ride at Universal Studios and is only about 15 minutes so if you like widescreen movies you would be best to buy the old two DVD set that has the movie in widescreen and fullscreen and plenty of extras or wait until Shrek 2 is released on DVD with the first movie and the very short 3D movie but anyway a 3D movie seen on your television set won't be as good as in a theater where they use enhanced special effects and personally I find this set to be a waste of money!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By K. Gordon TOP 50 REVIEWER on April 7 2011
Format: DVD
Utterly original, terrific animated film, with great voice performances by Mike Meyers and Eddie Murphy,
written with lots of adult wit and humor. Word play and visual puns abound. You don't have to be a kid to love it,
or have kids to rent or buy it. Charming, sweet, funny and romantic.

Amazing, hip use of music (including John Cale's version of Leonard Cohen's 'Hallelujah'- how's that for obscure?).

On DVD, try and get this now inexplicably, inexcusably out-of-print widescreen version, so you don't lose chunks
of the lovely visuals on the sides of the frame. It can sometimes be found used for a reasonable price.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By K. Gordon TOP 50 REVIEWER on April 7 2011
Format: DVD
Utterly original, terrific animated film, with great voice performances by Mike Meyers and Eddie Murphy,
written with lots of adult wit and humor. Word play and visual puns abound. You don't have to be a kid to love it,
or have kids to rent or buy it. Charming, sweet, funny and romantic.

Amazing, hip use of music (including John Cale's version of Leonard Cohen's 'Hallelujah'- how's that for obscure?).

On DVD, try and get the now inexplicably, inexcusably out-of-print widescreen version, so you don't lose chunks
of the lovely visuals on the sides of the frame. It can sometimes be found used for a reasonable price.
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