Special features include two commentary tracks: the first by Writer/Director Tarsem and the second by Actor Lee Pace and Writers Nico Soultanakis and Dan Gilroy, two deleted scenes, two behind-the-scenes featurettes: Wanderlust (28 minutes) and Nostalgia (30 minutes), and previews.
In 1920's Hollywood, little Alexandria (Untaru) is bored and isolated, not knowing that The Fall that landed her in a hospital would be the beginning of an epic and fantastic new adventure. When Roy (Pace), a broken and battered stunt man convalescing in the same hospital as Alexandria, strikes up an unlikely friendship with the young girl, he passes the time by spinning an elaborate fantasy tale of Governor Odious (Caltagirone) and the five remarkable heroes determined to defeat him. Only when the line between reality and fantasy begins to dissolve does Alexandria realize how much is truly at stake. (Stacey Pendry)
The anamorphically enhanced 1.84:1 DVD uses different stylizations throughout the presentation to depict different moods, dominated by different color schemes throughout. Resolution is very good, with details delivered nicely, and compression artifacts are not overly distracting. The nicely saturated colors are bold and vibrant, popping from the screen well. Black levels are deep and unwavering and shadow detail is delineated nicely. Fleshtones have a brownish hue, but contrast is generally balanced well. Edge enhancement is minor and rarely becomes a distraction, but there are high-contrast transitions that are plagued with ringing. (Danny Richelieu)
Reason #123 Why Readers Love Widescreen Review:
I read WSR for the articles—honest. Terry Paullin's industry insight is refreshing and lively. The lack of comparisons of which home theatre-in-a-box is best or which sub $200 DVD player is best leaves more room for in-depth product and movie reviews. Most importantly, though, I read WSR for the caricature of Gary Reber morphed on to the movie featured on the cover in the Editor's Couch page. Pierce Brosnan had better watch out!