Freddy Vs Jason DVD Review

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by AVForums Feb 1, 2004 at 12:00 AM

    Freddy Vs Jason DVD Review
    SRP: £19.99


    The anamorphic
    2.35:1 image
    of the film is
    nothing less
    than first rate.
    As you'd expect
    from a glorified
    virtually everything in the film happens
    at night, and the transfer doesn't let
    it down once. The source print is in
    perfect condition, the blacks (of which
    there are a hell of a lot) are rock solid,
    colours are bold and vivid, plus the
    excellent contrast levels ensure
    that the image maintains a palpable
    three-dimensional quality most other
    transfers struggle to achieve.


    OK, it's not the most bombastic
    Dolby Digital 5.1 EX soundtrack you
    will ever hear, but it's still bloody
    good. Dialogue is clear, the annoying
    nu-metal music blasts through the
    speakers with remarkable clarity and
    the use of the surround speakers for
    ambient effect is perfect. Still wanting
    more? Well, once Freddy and Jason
    start going at one another, the use of
    directional effects in the mix really
    picks up and the result is spectacular.


    You want extras? Well Entertainment
    in Video has provided them. This
    two-disc releases follows happily in
    the wake of excellent titles like Blade II
    and provides plenty of post-movie
    entertainment for fans. The first disc is
    primarily devoted to the immaculate
    transfer of the film itself, but still finds
    space to fit in a Jump to a Death
    submenu and, even more excitingly,
    a wonderful audio commentary by
    director Ronny Yu and actors Robert
    'Freddy' Englund and Ken 'Jason'
    Kirzinger. Still want more? Well, the
    second disc is devoted to in-depth
    explorations of the making of the film
    including no less than 20 deleted/
    alternative scenes (including new
    opening and closing sequences) with
    optional commentary from Ronny Yu
    and executive producer Douglas
    Curtis, behind-the-scenes featurettes
    looking at various aspects of the film's
    creation (including screenwriting, set
    design, stunts and cinematography),
    explorations of the film's visual effects
    sequences, storyboard and art
    galleries, a music video, plus trailer
    and TV spots. As a fan of both
    franchises and the film itself, I can't
    think of anything more I really wanted
    to have access to.


    Arguably the most entertaining film of 2003,
    on a kick-ass disc that fans will love. Sounds
    like the Movie of the Month to us!
    Suggested retail price when reviewed: £19.99

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