Arrogant recruit Roland Bozz (Farrell) has just been released from his most recent trip to the stockade only to find himself on a transport vehicle headed for Tigerland, the toughest training facility in the Army. What
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD exhibits a slightly dark, harshly contrasted, and gritty picture that appropriately delivers a dramatic, deglamorized war experience. Colors are well balanced, with generally accurate fleshtones and deep, solid blacks, but green overtones, affecting whites and fleshtones, are predominant on the battlefield in the barracks. Film grain is noticed throughout, but rather than distracting, its presence adds to the gritty experience. Viewing in a completely blackened room is recommended due to the slightly dark character. Minor pixelization is detected. (Suzanne Hodges)
The sound mix is limited in terms of dimension, and as such may have been deliberately styled for consistency with the film
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I want to see product reviews of home theatre equipment that non-millionaires can afford to own. Reading articles about $50,000 home theatre setups is admittedly rather fun but, in practical terms, the info is really useless to me. While Darling Wife and I make a decent living, there's no way we can spend that kind of money on a home theatre. What I also really like and want to see: Practical advice articles that help people who are at least minimally technically competent to assess their needs and assemble a home theatre. That is, a periodic (yearly? twice yearly?) in-depth look at points to consider and equipment to buy to assemble a good high definition home theatre. Ideally, it would examine several total package price points. If you're willing to spend $10,000, here's what we recommend in terms of equipment and how to connect/install them. If your budget is smaller, here's what we recommend. If your budget is somewhat larger than $10,000, do this instead. Yes, I know you have your reference systems section each month, but an explanatory article would be nice, too. Finally, keep us up-to-date on the development of high definition DVDs and DVD players. This is what I'd like to see.