Invisible, The

Featured In Issue 118, March 2007

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David S. Goyer
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In a tragic case of mistaken identity, Nick (Chatwin) is brutally attacked and left for dead. Now in limbo, Nick is not quite dead or alive and only visible to one person, his classmate Annie (Levieva). Annie must help The Invisble friend to solve his own murder before his time in limbo expires and so will he. Based upon the Mats Wahl novel. (Stacey Pendry)

Besides the same special features that can be found on the DVD (11 deleted scenes with optional commentary with Director David S. Goyer and Writer Christine Roum, two music videos—30 Seconds To Mars "The Kill" and Sparta "Taking Back Control," and previews), the Blu-ray Disc also includes commentary with Writer Mick Davis and a Movie Showcase., additional supplements include commentary with Writer Mick Davis and a Movie Showcase.

The anamorphically enhanced 2.36:1 DVD exhibits a pleasing image with bold colors, good resolution, and solid black levels. Color fidelity is nicely balanced, and fleshtones look natural and nicely delineated. Details in the shadows can be lacking, but many scenes show good dimensionality and pop. Pixilation is not problematic in general, but occasionally images can look digitized, but edge enhancement is noticeable. The H.264 AVC-encoded Blu-ray Disc shows bold, natural color fidelity and while the images can look sharp and nicely detailed, there are times when they can look soft. Fleshtones still look good, and edge enhancement is not a problem, but shadow delineation is still lacking at times. (Danny Richelieu)

The Dolby® Digital 5.1-channel soundtrack has good fidelity, for the most part, but there are times when dialogue has an echo that doesn't fit the scene. Dialogue is often spread across each of the front three screen channels, which can add to its problems. Music is mixed well across the front stage, but it can occasionally sound overly bright. The noise floor is low, helping create a more realistic experience. While the surround channels are used often, their effectiveness is rather limited. The Blu-ray Disc's uncompressed linear PCM 5.1-channel soundtrack provides more detail, but dialogue can still be problematic and dynamics are somewhat lacking. The soundtrack has its moments, but in all there are too many problems. (Danny Richelieu)