Special features include a feature commentary track by Director Garth Jennings, Producer Nick Goldsmith, and cast members Bill Milner and Will Poulter; a 26-minute featurette Boys Will Be Boys: The Making Of Son Of Rambow; the original 11-minute short film by Garth Jennings Aron; the five-minute Son Of Rambow Website Winner short film; and previews.
Set in 1980's England, young Will Proudfoot (Milner), who has never been allowed to watch television, listen to music, or mingle with other worldly people, due to his widowed mom's involvement in a Christian sect, meets a very worldly schoolmate named Lee Carter (Poulter). Together the two boys form a strong bond born from the intense feelings of alienation they both suffer from. When Lee has a brilliant idea to make a short film entitled The Son Of Rambow and enter it in a countrywide competition, Will wholeheartedly volunteers to help by becoming the stuntman for the project. The two discover lessons on loyalty, faith, and the tough business of growing up. (Stacey Pendry)
With acceptably sharp images and nicely saturated colors, the anamorphically enhanced 2.36:1 DVD has a pleasing image. Black levels are slightly elevated, but it helps that there are few dark scenes. Shadow delineation is good, but contrast is somewhat low. Compression artifacts are rare, as are source artifacts. Fleshtones have a natural appearance. Edge enhancement is recognizable, especially over high-contrast transitions. (Danny Richelieu)
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