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RESIDENT EVIL: APOCALYPSE,
This review is from: Resident Evil: Apocalypse (Special Edition) (DVD)
A RUSH OF NON-STOP ACTION-Lou Lumenick,The New York Post
FANS OF THE GAME WILL LOVE THIS MOVIE-Shawn Edwards,FOX TV
This movie is pretty good.I thought it was better than part1,because is has more action.I recomend this movie if you liked the first movie or if you like the game.I am gonna talk about the dvd aspects of this 2 disc special edition dvd.
The biggest problem is black level,as darker scenes often look muddy and a bit grainy. Putting both widescreen and fullscreen transfers on the same side of the disc has also resulted in higher instances of digital artifacting than normal.
If there is a reason to watch this movie,its the sound design,which really shines in DD 5.1 mix included here. I dont know if its because its only audio track and has thus been given more room to breathe or what,but this is one of the liveliest mixes I've head in quite some time. The front soundstage is very wide,with dialogue always coming in clearly from the center and excellent panning and directionality across the mains.The surrounds are active throughout,whether they're carrying echoes of gunfire,the moans and shuffles of zombies,or the annoying numetal soundtrack. Check out the showdown with the lickers in the church early on for a good example of what I'm talking about: As the creatures crawl around on the ceiling,stalking their pray,the mix track their progresses from left surround to right surround and into the front channels.Very Impressive.
Full Motion menu with music
Scene Acess with 28 cues and remote access
1. 2 Original Trailers
2. 9 Other Trailers
3. 20 deleted scenens
4. 9 Featurettes
5. 3 Feature/Episode commentaries by director Alexander Witt,produvers Paul W.S. Anderson,Robert Kulzer,and Jeremy Bolt,actors Oded Fehr,Milla Jovovich,and Sienna Guillory.
6. Poster Gallery
7. Blooper Reel