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Genre: Drama

Reviewed In Issue 49 (June 2001) Of Widescreen Review®

Colin Farrell, Matthew Davis, Shea Whigham, Clifton Collins, Jr., Russell Richardson, Thomas Guiry & Cole Hauser

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 3.5
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Fox should be court martialed for including their forced ad on this disc that also includes director

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 2001659
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

(Retail Price): $29.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 101
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2000
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 04/17/01
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Joel Schumacher
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
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

DVD Picture:
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