Based on the novel by Edward Bunker, Animal Factory takes us along with young Ron Decker (Furlong) as he gets convicted for selling marijiuana and is sent off to a broken down prison where violence is an everyday occurance. He gets a break when Earl Copen (Dafoe), a veteran convict, shows him the ropes and helps him endure his time by securing him a decent job and seeing that he is not attacked...all while asking nothing in return...other than friendship. Mickey Rourke is even stranger than usual as Jan The Actress. (Laurie Sevano)
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD exhibits good picture quality throughout. Images are solid, with nicely rendered sharpness and detail. Some scenes appear slightly soft and smeared. Colors are subtle, but well balanced, with accurate fleshtones and deep blacks. Contrast and shadow delineation are nicely rendered. Some minor edge enhancement is noticed, but there is no distracting pixelization. (Suzanne Hodges)
The audio presentation for this Dolby
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