Burned-out FBI agent Joel Campbell (Spader) is ready to retire. But the serial killer, last known as David Allen Griffin (Reeves), that had eluded him throughout his career...The Watcher, would like their cat and mouse game to continue. He tracks Campbell to Chicago so he can continue to torment him, but he decides to take his little game a bit further. He sends Campbell a photograph of his next intended victim and gives him one day to find them before he murders the girl in the photograph. Intense! (Laurie Sevano)
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD exhibits excellent picture quality, with sharp and detailed images. Colors are rich and well balanced throughout, with nicely rendered fleshtones, and deep blacks. Vivid neon lights nicely contrast the solid blacks. The dark character of the film is nicely captured, with excellent shadow delineation and contrast. Even the darkest scenes allow just enough visual information to terrify the viewer. Only the slightest edge enhancement is noticed for a picture that is solid and clean throughout. (Suzanne Hodges)
Here is another title with not much to it. From the DVD-ROM main menu, you are given the options The Film, Evidence, and View Trailer. In the Film section, you can find nine cast biographies, notes on the story, pre-production notes, and production notes. Three desktop wallpapers and two screensavers can be found in the Evidence section. There is also a link to go online and sign up for Universal's DVD Newsletter here. Playing the movie from the PCFriendly software loads to the opening scene, once you view all of Universal's advertisements. This is a pretty boring title. Not much to it, and probably not much more that could have been added. (Danny Richelieu)
Reason #26 Why Readers Love Widescreen Review:
Before WSR, there was a 4:3 picture tube. After WSR, there is a nice 65 inch widescreen rear projection TV. However, it's only a beginning, because WSR started a dream. The reality looks crisper and clearer now, even the sound is more precise and enveloping. Widescreen Review: P5/S5, one's critic’s composite: 5. Thank you, WSR. Keep up the excellent work!