The 6th Day: Collector's Edition (2000)
Main Menu Introduction
Main Menu Audio & Animation
Dolby Digital Trailer-City
Isolated Musical Score-with commentary by Trevor Rabin
Featurette-The Future Is Coming
Featurette-On The 6th Day (9 mini-featurettes on the special effects)
Featurette-RePet-Infomercial and TV Spot
Filmographies-Cast & Crew
Trailer-Close Encounters Of The Third Kind, Vertical Limit
|Year Of Production||2000|
|RSDL / Flipper||RSDL (68:28)||Cast & Crew|
|Region Coding||2,4||Directed By||Roger Spottiswoode|
Sony Pictures Home Entertain
|Pan & Scan/Full Frame||None||
English Dolby Digital 5.1 (448Kb/s)
Hungarian Dolby Digital 5.1 (448Kb/s)
Isolated Music Score Dolby Digital 5.1 (448Kb/s)
|Widescreen Aspect Ratio||2.35:1|
|Video Format||576i (PAL)|
|Original Aspect Ratio||2.35:1||Miscellaneous|
Dutch Audio Commentary
|Annoying Product Placement||No|
|Action In or After Credits||No|
Set in the not-too-distant future, The 6th Day sees an ordinary family man played by Arnie become unintentionally entangled in the affairs of a large company that has advanced cloning technologies. Cloning is restricted only to animal use by the law but this company is secretly cloning humans as well. After an 'accident', the company clones Arnie by mistake (and boy is cloning Arnie a big mistake...). Once they realize their mistake, they seek to eliminate the real Arnie and have his clone live out his life as per normal. In true Schwarzenegger style, Arnie's character is going to put up a hell of a fight against seemingly overwhelming odds.
The transfer is16x9 enhanced, framed in its correct aspect ratio of 2.35:1, and outstanding in its quality.
The 6th Day has both brightly lit scenes and dark scenes, but all look superb. There is no low level noise. Shadow detail is great. The transfer is razor sharp. There are no real faults at all.
Colours look very natural. There are some strong colours at times in the film, but at no stage was there even a hint of a problem with this part of the transfer.
Apart from a tiny bit of aliasing at 61.15 and 101.03 which involved revolving sculptures and spiral staircases, there were no artefacts to speak of during the transfer. There are very few film artefacts as one would hope for from such a recent major production as this. Those that occur are barely noticeable at all.
The layer change at 68.28 is barely noticeable.
In The 6th Day, I am pleased to report there is a good selection of big guns, high tech aircraft and general mayhem. The audio for this film is of the same quality as the picture - there were no faults to be found with the audio track which was a fine example of demonstration-worthy audio.
There are three audio tracks on this DVD; English Dolby Digital 5.1, Hungarian Dolby Digital 5.1 and an Isolated Music Score also in 5.1. They are all encoded at the higher bitrate of 448Kb/s. I listened to the English soundtrack and the Isolated Music Score.
The dialogue is extremely well-recorded, always sounding natural and appropriate in the context of where it was recorded. It never sounded artificial.
The well-recorded score was a mixture of orchestral and synth-based music.
Good use was made of the surround channels. Music and effects were often immersing you within the action. Highlights include the testing of the remote 'whispercraft' in Chapter 4, the opening football game and the rooftop shoot-out near the end. The soundtrack was a dynamic one, using a fair amount of the dynamic range available on DVD. The subwoofer earned its keep in several scenes throughout the film, however, compared to some other action films, its use was not as extravagant as it could have been.
|Surround Channel Use|
|DVD||Toshiba 2109, using Component output|
|Display||Toshiba 117cm widescreen rear projection TV. Calibrated with AVIA Guide To Home Theatre. This display device is 16x9 capable.|
|Audio Decoder||Rotel RSP-985 THX Ultra certified surround pre-amp.|
|Amplification||Parasound HCA-2003 3x300w THX certified power amp, NAD 208THX 2x300w power amp.|
|Speakers||Velodyne FSR-18 1250w 18” servo-driven subwoofer, Celestion A3 front speakers, A2 rear speakers (full range) and A4c center channel speaker.|