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Cinematronic by Michael Snyder
DVD
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  D.E.B.S. cinematronic
  director

Angela Robinson

cast

Sara Foster, Jordana Brewster, Meagan Good, Devon Aoki, Jill Ritchie, Holland Taylor, Michael Clarke Duncan, Geoff Stults, Jessica Cauffiel

year

2004

extras

Special edition — widescreen; English, French audio tracks; English, French subtitles; audio commentary by writer/director Angela Robinson; audio commentary by actors Jordana Brewster, Sara Foster, Jill Ritchie and Meagan Good;deleted and extended scenes; making-of featurette; music video: The Weekend's "Into the Morning"; animatic sequence; still gallery; Angela Robinson's original "D.E.B.S." comics.

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  "D.E.B.S" doesn't just try to evoke the female-empowering spirit and tongue-in-cheek humor of the "Charlie's Angels" movies. It also takes the espionage, gadgetry and youthful slant of the "Spy Kids" trilogy, sexes up its young secret agents by making them hormonally-charged teen babes, and amps up the grrl power with a Sapphic romance. The action-comedy introduces the D.E.B.S., schoolgirls working for a government-sponsored spy agency dedicated to national defense. (The group's acronym stands for discipline, energy, beauty and strength.) Four of the plaid-skirted D.E.B.S. (Sara Foster, Meagan Good, Devon Aoki, Jill Ritchie) are ordered to track down lesbian criminal mastermind Lucy Diamond (Jordana Brewster). Wily Lucy plans to turn the tables on her pursuers, particularly the most esteemed of the D.E.B.S.: star pupil Amy (Foster). It doesn't hurt Lucy's cause when Amy begins to have ambivalent feelings toward her blandly good-looking secret-agent boyfriend (Geoff Stults). This is based on a short film by "D.E.B.S." writer/director Angela Robinson. Unlike Robinson's relatively clever, low-budget, brief-and-to-the-point short, the feature benefits from a larger budget that allowed for fancy special effects and the addition of accomplished character actors such as Holland Taylor and Michael Clarke Duncan, who play the D.E.B.S.' bosses. But it's another case when bigger isn't better.  
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