Special features include commentary with Director Antoine Fuqua, a 22-minute making-of featurette, a seven-minute behind-the-scenes segment Independence Hall, seven deleted scenes, and previews, which are also shown up-front.
Once the best marksman in the United States Army, Bob Lee Swagger (Wahlberg) now lives in peaceful seclusion after the death of his partner. But tires heard on the dirt road, and a few high-profile government officials, bring him back to reality, seeking his help to stop an assassin determined to terminate the President. Reluctantly, he agrees, yet soon finds himself double-crossed by the government he once protected. Shooter is based on Stephen Hunter
With solid shadow delineation and good black levels, the anamorphically enhanced 2.35:1 DVD can have a pleasingly natural look, but details are not resolved as well as on better releases, making many scenes look rather soft. The color palette is limited, and contrast can be a little hot, with whites that can reach blooming. Edge enhancement is minor but still noticeable. (Danny Richelieu)
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