Speed: Special Edition DVD Review

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by AVForums Jul 1, 2002 at 12:00 AM

    Speed: Special Edition DVD Review
    SRP: £22.99


    The film's anamorphic 2.35:1 transfer looks as impressive as you'd hope for a modern high octane action movie. Flesh tones are natural throughout, while detail and fidelity levels are both never less than impressive. A couple of sequences still look a little soft thanks to the level of grain in them, but on the whole you couldn't ask for a brighter, cleaner looking image for this film.


    From dialogue to ambient sound and the massive explosions, everything on this Dolby Digital 5.1 mix is presented with pin-point clarity and is perfectly placed in the surround mix to create a vibrant and convincing soundstage. Those who feel it's a little underpowered in the bass department compared to more recent titles will get a real kick out of the new DTS track that has also been included on the disc, it ramps up the bass extension considerably, while still making the mix feel natural and not at all over-processed.


    In addition to both DD5.1 and DTS audio mixes, Disc One also features an audio commentary by director Jan de Bont and a second commentary by writer Graham Yost and producer Mark Gordon. Over on Disc Two we get a making of... documentary, two featurettes focussing on key special effects sequences from the film, three Inside Speed featurettes, interviews with the director and key cast members, five extended sequences, multiangle special effects breakdowns, storyboards, a Billy Idol music video (well, there always has to be one duff feature on every decent DVD!), production notes, 11 TV spots, a stills gallery and the original theatrical trailer. Pretty much everything you'd ever need to know about the making of the film.


    Big, stupid action movies don't come much better than this, nor do two-disc Special Edition DVDs.
    Suggested retail price when reviewed: £22.99

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