Featured In Issue 123, September 2007

WSR Score4
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Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
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When Linda Hanson (Bullock) receives the devastating news that her husband Jim (McMahon) has been killed in an auto accident, her perfect world is turned upside down. Inconsolable, Linda is beyond confused when she wakes up the next morning and finds Jim sipping coffee in the family kitchen. As her days become caught between Jim being alive and Jim being dead, Linda decides that she must act quickly before her Premonition of his upcoming death becomes a reality. (Tricia Spears)

Special features include commentary with Director Mennan Yapo and Sandra Bullock, four deleted scenes and an alternate ending with optional commentary with Yapo, a three-minute gag reel, the Glimpses Of The Future: Making Premonition 15-1/2-minute featurette, the 12-minute Bringing Order To Chaos featurette, the 44-minute two-part Real Premonitions featurette, previews, and up-front ads.

The anamorphically enhanced 2.40:1 DVD exhibits a pleasing picture with nicely saturated colors and good resolution. There are scenes, however, that can look overly soft. Fleshtones are rendered well, contrast is solid, and black levels are deep, but the image can still have a flat look at times. Edge enhancement is not overly problematic, and compression artifacts are rarely seen. The H.264 AVC-encoded Blu-ray Disc has these same aspects, while providing the requisite increase in resolution and color saturation (although still slightly muted). Black levels are still deep, contrast is nicely balanced, and fleshtones are rendered well. (Danny Richelieu)

The Blu-ray Disc's uncompressed linear PCM 5.1-channel encoding features very good fidelity and dynamic range, adding in deep, tight bass to really build suspense. Still, the LFE channel is not used very efficiently, and dialogue can occasionally sound forward. (Danny Richelieu)