|Category||Action||Theatrical Trailer(s)||Yes, 1|
|Year Released||1996||Commentary Tracks||None|
|Running Time||110 minutes||Other Extras||Cast & Crew Biographies|
Warner Home Video
|Pan & Scan/Full Frame||None||MPEG||None|
|Widescreen Aspect Ratio||2.35:1||Dolby Digital||5.1|
|16x9 Enhancement||Yes||Soundtrack Languages||English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
French (Dolby Digital 5.1)
Italian (Dolby Digital 5.1)
|Theatrical Aspect Ratio||2.35:1||
English for the Hearing Impaired
Italian for the Hearing Impaired
Unfortunately, John's boss, Robert Deguerin (James Caan) is in on the conspiracy, and he sets his sights on eliminating John and Lee.
One particular highlight of Eraser is the worst one-liner in Arnie's history, and he's had a lot of them - "You're luggage". It's so bad you just have to love it. Go, Arnie, Go.
The special effects generally look pretty good, though a few of them look fake. The rail gun effects in particular are very impressive. Nonetheless, the few cheesy special effects do not detract from the enjoyment of this film at all.
The transfer is presented at an aspect ratio of 2.35:1, 16x9 enhanced.
The transfer was very sharp and clear at all times. Shadow detail was superb, and there was no low level noise.
The colour is perfectly saturated throughout.
No MPEG artefacts were seen. Film-to-video artefacts consisted of a moderate amount of aliasing, but this remained at an acceptable level. It was certainly more prominent than more recent Warner Brothers transfers. Film artefacts were non-existent.
Dialogue was always clearly audible, other than the odd word here and there from Arnie, but that was certainly not the fault of the mix.
There were no audio sync problems with this disc.
The musical score was by Alan Silvestri. It suited the on-screen action without being particularly remarkable. Occasionally it seemed a little low in volume compared with the special effects, but this was a trivial issue.
The surround channels were very aggressively used by the soundtrack throughout the special effects. Explosions were LOUD and enveloping, gunshots were LOUD and enveloping. In short, this was a superbly enveloping soundtrack - demo quality in fact.
The .1 channel gets a MAJOR workout with the soundtrack with massive explosions, crashes, gunshots, and assorted other sound effects. This will rattle you and your house to the bone.
The video quality is generally very good except for some moderate aliasing.
The audio quality is reference quality.
The extras present are basic.
© Michael Demtschyna
20th May 1999
|DVD||Pioneer DV-505, using S-Video output|
|Display||Loewe Art-95 95cm direct view CRT in 16:9 mode, via the S-Video input. Calibrated with the NTSC DVD version of Video Essentials.|
|Audio Decoder||Denon AVD-2000 Dolby Digital AddOn Decoder, used as a standalone processor. Calibrated with the NTSC DVD version of Video Essentials.|
|Amplification||2 x EA Playmaster 100W per channel stereo amplifiers for Left, Right, Left Rear and Right Rear; Philips 360 50W per channel stereo amplifier for Centre and Subwoofer|
|Speakers||Philips S2000 speakers for Left, Right; Polk Audio CS-100 Centre Speaker; Apex AS-123 speakers for Left Rear and Right Rear; Yamaha B100-115SE subwoofer|