Based on the classic characters developed by Jay Ward, The Adventures Of Rocky & Bullwinkle combines both live action and animation as the two pals leave Frostbite Falls, Minnesota for the the real world. As usual, the do-gooding Moose and Squirrel are pitted against the fiendishly evil Boris (Alexander) and Natasha (Russo), who, along with their Fearless Leader (De Niro) are out to destroy the world.
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD exhibits excellent quality. The bold colors are well balanced. The animated sequences are solid with vibrant colors. Clarity and definition are pleasing throughout. All aspects of image quality are exceptional, except for edge enhancement that can be irritating at times. (Suzanne Hodges)
The 5.1-channel soundtrack for both Dolby
After installing all of the DVD-ROM features, you arrive at the nicely done main menu, with links for the Trailer, Screen Friends, Spotlight on Location, and Subscribe to DVD Newsletter. The Screen Friends is a free program that gets installed onto your hard drive by clicking on the link. This program uses speech recgonition software to activate different things on your computer. Using your microphone, you can open programs, go to different Web sites, and even check your email. This program is completely free to use if downloaded from the disc. Spotlight on Location is a show interviewing the cast and crew involved in the film, and giving a little background information on the film and the original cartoon. The Subscripe to DVD Newsletter link takes you on the Internet to sign up for Universal's upcoming releases newsletter, which gets sent to you through your email. Playing the movie from the PCFriendly software takes you to the opening scene of the film. The Screen Friends program and Spotlight on Location are great features, but really is not enough to give this title a great rating. Also, the fact that the Spotlight on Location is just a link to the DVD-Video portion of the disc hurts. It is starting to seem that less and less effort is going into each new title released. (Danny Richelieu)
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