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WSR Detailed DVD Review
Reviewed In Issue 45 (Jan/Feb 2001) Of Widescreen Review®
The Voice Talents of Mel Gibson, Julia Sawalha, Miranda Richardson, John Sharian, Jo Harvey Allen, Lisa Kay, Jane Horrocks, Lynn Ferguson, Imelda Staunton, Phil Daniels, Tony Haygarth, Timothy Spall, Benjamin Withrow
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD is an egg-ceptional transfer that exhibits impeccable detail and clarity into backgrounds. Images are sharp with egg-cellent contrast throughout. The clay animation egg-xhibits fully saturated, vibrant colors and deep, pure blacks. I did not notice any major distractions for a picture that will surely please. (Suzanne Hodges)
Chicken Run contains two discrete mixes on this DVD, a 5.1-channel Dolby Digital Surround EX track as well a DTS-ES Discrete 6.1 track. When the soundfield is fully engaged as in chapter 15 "Chickens Go In, Pies Come Out," Chicken Run can be an exciting and involving sonic experience. The surrounds and surround back channel are used to great effect to heighten the suspense and comedy of this scene as every cog and gear in the nefarious chicken pie machine is resolved, creating a spatially dramatic surround sound experience. The LFE channel
I read WSR for a couple of reasons. First, I work in the electronics industry, and it is essential to have great demo material when presenting a product. It would be impossible to buy every DVD out there to find out what looks and sounds good in the DVD world. Second, electronics is my passion. I am constantly looking for any new information on software and hardware. WSR is a great source of information on both hardware and software.