Extras include two audio commentary tracks: one with director Boaz Yakin, producer Jerry Bruckheimer, and writer Gregory Allen Howard; and a second with real coaches Herman Boone and Bill Yoast. There are also four short featurettes, seven deleted scenes, and the theatrical trailer.
Also available in a full screen edition as a separate DVD release.
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The THX digitally mastered and anamorphically enhanced 2.35:1 DVD exhibits a picture that is easy-on-the-eyes. Images are sharp and detailed, though some scenes are softly focused. Colors are rich and warm with nciely rendered fleshtones and deep blacks. Contrast and shadow delineation are naturally presented throughout. Minor aliasing and shimmering is noticed in finer details, but overall, the image is solid. Pixelizatoin is infrequently noticed, and there is no obtrusive edge enhancement. (Suzanne Hodges)
The 5.1 soundtracks on this DVD are nicely produced but also fall somewhat short in terms of delivering a soundfield experience that makes effective use of dimension, particularly with the surrounds. There is a definite frontal soundstage-centric balance at times that also can compromise the ability to be convincingly engulfed into the music and effects. Dialogue is presented with clarity and reasonably good natural tonality, with the exception of a somewhat brittle sonic character that also limits effectiveness with spatial integration. The screen-based soundstage is wide with compelling stereophonic spread, and the sound effects accompanying the hits and tackles provide for notable visceral effect. Deep bass and the .1 LFE aren
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