In the not-too-distant future, the Equilibrium of humankind has been altered by the illegality of all things that cause emotion. A special police squad has been assembled to enforce an emotion-blocking drug. But when one agent (Bale) misses his own dose, he discovers a new world of sensation and gains passion to fight for freedom. (Suzanne Hodges)
The anamorphically enhanced 2.35:1 DVD exhibits a picture that can be stylized from one extreme to another. Images can have a very crisp, clean appearance with excellent facial features and textures, while other scenes appear extremely soft or blurred. Colors have a bit of a desaturated appearance, with cold gray and blue hues, or, in visual contrast, are richly saturated with browns and reds with warm fleshtones. Blacks can be deep and solid, but are a bit washed out in some scenes. Edge enhancement can be a problem at times, and there is some minor pixelization. (Suzanne Hodges)
The Dolby Digital 5.1 soundtrack varies between subtle to moderate, enveloping spatiality, and aggressive, energetic dimensional engagement. The audio can be rather loud and strident at times. There
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