In AVPR: Aliens VS Predator Requiem an extraterrestrial craft crashlands in the Colorado wilderness, and a human-destroying alien emerges. Killing everyone or thing in its path, the alien soon begins to produce countless offspring, turning the town of Gunnison into a blood bath. The only hope for mankind is a malevolent creature from outer space whose mission is to destroy the aliens that have invaded Earth. (Stacey Pendry)
While black levels in the anamorphically enhanced 2.36:1 DVD are not exactly inky, they are deep and unwavering, which is key for a movie with so many dark scenes. In fact, the entire presentation has a dimly lit appearance, even in outdoor scenes. Shadow delineation is somewhat lacking, with many details in the darkness obscured and crushed. Colors are undersaturated, but they match the storytelling nicely, and contrast is overdone. Resolution is generally good, and compression artifacts aren
I am most interested in the formats (audio) of DVDs. I buy a DVD, and then it is re-introduced in a deluxe package some time later. I am not that interested in the extras, but the DVD is invariably upgraded in sound. This is usually DTS ES surround but in some cases DTS ES 6.1 (discrete). Most reviews (Home Theater, Stereophile Guide To Home Theater, Sound And Vision) do not address this situation. I am subscribing to Widescreen Review, hopefully, to solve this problem. I am looking forward to my first issue and a long relationship with your magazine.