|Year Of Production||1999|
|RSDL / Flipper||Dual Sided||Cast & Crew|
|Region Coding||2,4||Directed By||Brian Helgeland|
Warner Home Video
|Pan & Scan/Full Frame||Pan & Scan||
English Dolby Digital 5.1 (384Kb/s)
French Dolby Digital 5.1 (384Kb/s)
Italian Dolby Digital 5.1 (384Kb/s)
|Widescreen Aspect Ratio||2.35:1|
|Video Format||576i (PAL)|
|Original Aspect Ratio||2.35:1||Miscellaneous|
English for the Hearing Impaired
Italian for the Hearing Impaired
|Annoying Product Placement||No|
|Action In or After Credits||No|
The transfer was very sharp and very clear at all times, but with some film grain apparent in some shots. This is a result of the bleach process used to create the print, and is a deliberate choice on the part of the filmmakers. Shadow detail was very good and there was no low level noise.
The colours were deliberately presented very unusually. They were very faded, almost black & white, with predominantly strong blues present. Some scenes were predominately green. There were no scenes whatsoever in this movie where colours were presented in the slightest bit naturally. I personally found this quite irritating, even though this was a deliberate choice on the part of the moviemakers. Indeed, according to Mel Gibson, they wanted to make this film in black & white but commercial considerations precluded this.
No MPEG artefacts were seen. There was some minor aliasing, but this artefact was well-controlled. A few minor film artefacts were present in the transfer, but nothing significant.
Dialogue was always clear and easy to understand, and always natural-sounding, a high point of this soundtrack.
There were no audio sync problems with this soundtrack.
The score by Chris Boardman was highly stylized and suited the film noir setting of the movie.
The surround channels were moderately used for special effects and music, but generally this was a front soundstage dialogue mix.
The .1 channel was also used only moderately, to support special effects and music.
NOTE: To view non-R4 releases, your equipment needs to be multi-zone compatible and usually also NTSC compatible.
The video quality is good given the deliberate choice of this colour palette.
The audio quality is good.
The extras are limited and of little value.
|DVD||Pioneer DV-505, using S-Video output|
|Display||Loewe Art-95 (95cm). Calibrated with Video Essentials/Ultimate DVD Platinum. This display device is 16x9 capable. This display device has a maximum native resolution of 576i (PAL).|
|Audio Decoder||Denon AVD-2000 Dolby Digital decoder. Calibrated with Video Essentials/Ultimate DVD Platinum.|
|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|