PictureThe 2.40:1 anamorphic transfer looks very crisp and clear capturing the beautiful Florida landscapes and using colours to achieve the humid feel to the movie. Picture detail is very good with the print only occasionally looking a little soft in wider shots.
Colour detail is excellent with no signs of any bleeding and skin tones remain natural looking throughout, shadow detail in the darker scenes is also pleasing. I could only find the slightest of edge enhancement to disappoint and overall there are no issues with pixilation or digital artefacts, the print is clean with no dirt and only the slightest amount of grain on show. All in all this is a fine transfer to disc for such a recent film and won't disappoint.
SoundPresented in Dolby Digital 5.1 the soundmix is best described as workman like. There are no stand out moments worthy of any note, instead the soundtrack does it's best to help draw you into the movie and creates a subtly enveloping sound field. Dialogue is rich and intelligible throughout and the uninspired score fills the mix nicely, the only LFE moments of note are a few thunderstorm rumbles here and there. Overall the soundtrack is laid back and does its job without bringing too much attention to itself.
ExtrasStarting the extras off is a very intelligent commentary track from the director Carl Franklin and although there are a few pauses here and there, the majority of what is said is insightful and interesting, just what a film fan wants. Moving on and we get the usual 12 minute behind the scenes featurette which consists of actor and crew interviews and very little behind the scenes footage. Also included are 2 deleted scenes, Photo Gallery, screen tests and a trailer. There are also trailers for other MGM releases.
VerdictA mild mannered thriller which whilst not original, it will fill two hours of your time without boring you to death. The picture and sound are adequate with some forgettable extras. I suggest a rental for this one.
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