Jarhead 2: Field Of Fire follows a native young recruit and his platoon mates, from the intensity of boot camp to being deployed to a lonely outpost in a surreal desert setting. The war action movie intensifies on the brutal battlefields and dusty villages of Afghanistan, where the band of Marines risk their lives to save a woman fleeing certain death at the hands of her Taliban pursuers. (Gary Reber)
Both the R-rated and Not Rated (01:42:30) versions are available. Special features include two deleted scenes (BD 01:53), BD-Live functionality, upfront previews, and an UltraViolet digital copy.
As with the original, the 2.39:1 1080p AVC picture exhibits a bright, nicely contrasted picture. Considering a slight desaturation to give the picture a dry appearance that is complementary to the Afghanistan desert, colors are generally natural and well balanced. The picture can be bright, with blown-out whites, but, again, stylizations are perfectly replicated into this high-definition image. Fine detail is rendered in uniform textures and facial features. Clarity is exhibited throughout, and shadow delineation is superb. The picture is quite clean and solid, with no signs of artifacts. (Gary Reber)
The DTS HD Master Audio™ 5.1 soundtrack exhibits excellent fidelity, especially with respect to the music score recording, which has an immersive holosonic® quality. Bass response is, at times, deep, and overall dynamic range is good. The stereo soundstage is wide, with good music and effects' dimensionality. Sound effects, such as gunfire and rocket fire, are aggressively directionalized within the soundfield. At times, surround envelopment is effectively engaging. Dialogue sounds natural, with good integration spatially. (Gary Reber)