Previously reviewed in Issue 33 on DVD. Based upon the novel by Richard Matheson, What Dreams May Come stars Robin Williams as Chris Nielsen, a man whose spirit tries to stay close to his wife Annie (Sciorra) after he is killed in an accident. But so distraught is Annie, she kills herself, and Chris and his friendly Spirit Guide (Gooding, Jr.) set out to rescue her from eternal damnation. (Stacey Pendry)
Special features include an alternate ending, The Visual Effects commentary by Joel Hynek and Josh Rosen, a photo gallery, and two original theatrical trailers.
While colors are bold and vibrant, the VC-1-encoded 2.32:1 HD DVD doesn't have the same dimensionality of the best high-definition releases, with images often looking flat and lifeless. Details are captured well, but edge enhancement can be noticed. (Danny Richelieu)
The Dolby® Digital Plus 5.1-channel soundtrack can be quite good, with a good use of each channel to create a full dimensional soundscape. Occasionally, though, the soundtrack can collapse down to the center channel, but generally the soundtrack is very good. (Danny Richelieu)