BLU-RAY REVIEW

Aeon Flux (Ćon Flux)

Featured In Issue 115, December 2006

Picture4
Sound3.5
WSR Score3
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(Studio/Distributor):
Paramount Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number):
11827
(MPAA Rating):
PG13
(Rating Reason):
For sequences of violence and sexual content
(Retail Price):
$29.99
(Disc Type):
Single Side, Single Layer (BD-25)
(Widescreen Edition):
Yes
(Full Screen Edition):
No
(Running Time In Minutes):
93
(Color Type):
Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access):
Yes
(Closed Captioned):
Yes
(Regional Coding):
Not Indicated
(Theatrical Year):
2005
(Theatrical Release):
Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release):
No
(Disc Release Date):
10/10/06
(THX® Digitally Mastered):
No
(Director):
Karyn Kusama
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(Disc Soundtrack):
Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1
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In the year 2415, Bregna is the only remaining city on earth, after a virus destroyed 99 percent of the world's population 400 years earlier. The "perfect society" is now governed by the Goodchild regime, but there are those within the walls who know that all is not what it appears. Aeon Flux (Theron) is one of the Monicans—rebels who believe in freedom and refuse to obey the ways of the government—and it's up to her to go after Trevor Goodchild (Csokas) and eliminate him. Based upon characters created by Peter Chung.
Tricia Spears)

The special features are exactly the same as those on the DVD and HD DVD: commentary by Charlize Theron and Producer Gail Anne Hurd; commentary by Co-Screenwriters Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi; five featurettes: Creating A World: Aeon Flux (21 minutes), The Locations Of Aeon Flux (15 minutes), The Stunts Of Aeon Flux (nine minutes), The Costume Design Workshop Of Aeon Flux (14 minutes), and The Craft Of The Set Photographer On Aeon Flux (four minutes); the theatrical trailer; previews; and up-front ads.

Like the HD DVD release, the 2.32:1 Blu-ray Disc picture looks very good at times, although some fine details in textures and in the shadows can be wanting. In general, this is a good picture, though. (Danny Richelieu)

The Dolby® Digital and DTS® Digital Surround™ encodings are both slightly less refined than the HD DVD's Digital Plus encoding, with a higher noise floor and a less articulate midrange. The DTS encoding is favored over the Dolby encoding, with better dynamics and slightly better fidelity. (Danny Richelieu)