Disc One of this two-disc set includes the movie and setup options. Disc Two offers supplements like a 17-minute Behind The Camera featurette, five casting segments (which include interviews with the cast, Steven Spielberg, and Frank Abagnale), a six-minute scoring featurette, four interviews with Abagnale reflecting on his experiences, a seven-minute featurette on the FBI perspective, and a five minute closing look at the making of the film. There is also an archive menu, which offers photo galleries, cast and filmmaker bios, and production notes.
Also available in a modified 1.33:1 (4:3) edition.
Frank William Abagnale (DiCaprio) had accomplished more before his 21st birthday than most people do in a lifetime. But that doesn
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD offers a picture that is stylized (as is expected from Steven Spielberg and cinematographer Janusz Kaminski) with a color scheme that varies to help create the mood of the storytelling. While some scenes are washed in blue hues, others have a more nostalgic appearance with warm golds and rich greens. Images have an intentional soft haze throughout, but details are nicely rendered. There is some film grain inherent in the source element, which contributes to giving the picture an aged appearance that is suitable for the period of the story. At times, finer details seem just a bit smeared. There is little in the way of bothersome edge enhancement or pixelization, and the DVD effectively reproduces the filmmakers stylistic vision. (Suzannne Hodges)
The 5.1-channel soundtracks both feature state-of-the-art fidelity, with remarkably well-balanced tonality. Generally, spatial presence is quite reserved in nature, as much of the audio tends to be focused on the dialogue. Still, the John Williams music score abundantly surrounds and envelops, and is also of particularly good recording quality. Voices sound remarkably natural and are nicely placed with the visuals. Low-end presence is noticed, usually to a subtle extent with the music and some effects. The DTS