Face/Off (Special Collector's Edition) [Blu-ray]
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The video transfer onto Blu Ray, as opposed to the standard def version of Face Off, offers an improvement in both resolution and shadow depth....it is not the best video transfer I have ever seen and there are some scenes that appear soft and perhaps muted via the compression, but never the less, the video transfer to Blu Ray is good. There aren't any hints of video banding, aliasing or artifacts. Some snow or grain can be seen if you look for it but it is not very apparent or in any way distracting.
The audio is the star of this transfer, tho the audio on the Standard Def version was also good. You are offered DTS 5.1 or 5.1 EX. I preferred the DTS audio and, tho it is lossy, the disc is still demo worthy as it will definitely give your audio system a huge workout. This is a loud movie and, at one point, I had to turn the volume down a touch. There is excellent use of the discreet channels and panning of effects from front to back and side to side. Your sub woofer is kicking out the jams producing as much bottom end as your system can handle. My system is very high end audiophile gear and it was wonderful to hear it put to good use.
The extras provide deleted scenes, an alternate ending (which I am glad they didn't use) and a lengthy and comprehensive 'Making of'. Commentary tracks are included as well as a very interesting bio of John Woo.
I have long loved this movie. As I said, the standard DVD version was not bad at all.Read more ›
The plot is yes as plausable as winged pigs,Then how does it works because john travolta and nick cage makes us belive.The film is directed by ace hongkong director john Woo. And not surprisingly it has one of the best action sences ever seen in a hollywood film. An extended helicopter stunt,A climatic boat chase,A dizzy seuence on an oil rig.The action sences are truely poetric.But the action doesnt quite swamp the story line.
Do you know the writers actually wrote the for arnold and stallone why didnt that happen it could be more interesting that way.
Woo works hard to sell the film's admittedly outlandish gimmick by throwing all kinds of scientific mumbo jumbo at us and lingering on shots of spiffy looking technology. The swapping of identities also allows the filmmaker to examine one of his favourite themes: how two people can exhibit similar characteristics but be on opposite sides of the law and on opposite sides of the moral spectrum. It is nice to see Woo finally given a decent-sized budget to play with and two big-time movie stars like Cage and Travolta to work with. Despite a few audacious glimmers, like staging a chaotic gunfight around a child listening to "Under the Rainbow," we still get a recycling of Woo's stylistic trademarks. However, this can be somewhat forgiven as it was the first real exposure for many North Americans to his work on a mainstream level.Read more ›
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