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Behind Enemy Lines
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- Behind-the-scenes featurette
- Original "Main Title Sequence" and "End Title Sequence" with optional commentary
- Alternate "Tale Off" montage with optional commentary
- 3 extended director's cut scenes
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The audio editing and transfer to DTSHD 5.1 was excellent on all levels. The surrounds don't really come in until the pilots are in the jets, but then your entire audio system is put to work throughout the remaining film with clearly directed discreet channel use Your subwoofer will have plenty of work to do and many of the scenes are totally system demo worthy.
I paid 6.99 for this DVD and it was well worth it. Personally, I hate reviews that only supply book reports and opinions of the plot and characters. I want to know about the Blu Ray's quality and that is what I focus on. By the way, there are no extras other than commentary and a waste of space 'trailers'
All my movie reviews are of this nature and focus only on the quality of the transfer to BluRay so check them and see if they are of help as well.
Hopefully, this review has been of some help to you in determining your purchase, hope I am on the correct path with a review of the transfer quality as opposed to providing plot summaries.
The movie is loaded with special effects and explosions. Gene Hackman is pretty good in this one, even I have to admit. I liked the actor, Owen Wilson, who played the pilot. He looked and acted very different than most male actors would, especially in a military role. He seemed like an average, regular guy, with a normal personality, which I felt drew a lot of credibility and sympathy from me, to his character.
The film was based on a true incident. Some of the technology shown was amazing. I hope for our sake that we really have such capability.
The video quality of the Blu ray is razor sharp with a 1080p transfer. Certain scenes such as the ship's cafeteria where the pilots have their meal is pretty detailed. When the scene shifts to enemy territory, overall look is cloudy and overcast, but that does not dampen the image quality. The Audio quality is something really different. Behind Enemy Lines bluray comes with an rocking DTS HD MA 5.1 soundtrack that will definitely put your surround system to test. Whether its the flying jet scenes or the explosive rigged sequences in war torn Bosnia, the audio never lets you down. All in all, an enjoyable experience.
Yet the depiction of the Serb ground forces as brutal and conscienceless bogeymen is a bit overdone and not very accurate; most of the Serbs treated downed American fliers with consideration and in a very friendly manner. Of course, had this been depicted as part of the Kosovo effort, the scenes depicting the Serbs might have been more accurate. As it stands, however, the story is hardly representative of the reality on the ground during the Bosnian campaign.
Still, taken at face value as action entertainment, the movie isn't half-bad. Yet as anything like serious drama it has too many implausible elements and too many coincidences to hold water. So, while this is no "to Hell And Back', it is an exciting escapist excursion you will enjoy watching. The scenes filmed on the carrier are especially graphic and well done, and the shots of the planes coming off the deck are breath taking.
So too the aerial photography is very well choreographed and accomplished, and the action shots of the plane being engaged by ground batteries fairly realistic in its technical details. The cast is quite good, with Owen Wilson playing the downed flier and Gene Hackman the Carrier skipper who is trying to get him back. This is good stuff to wile away a Saturday evening as long as you don't take any of it too literally. Enjoy!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Excellent action/suspense, unpredictable, superior actors (Hackman, Wilson), amazing special effects and leaves you with a good feeling (in honor of our servicepersons and their... Read morePublished 2 months ago by James McCabe
DVD skipped and messed up in places, but for $5.00 I ordered a second one.Published 3 months ago by Spirit
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