True Lies: The DTS Edition DVD Review
PictureThis 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen transfer is sublime and truly three dimensional. Colours are rich with no signs of bleed or bloom and flesh tones are natural and lifelike. The print is free from any dirt or scratches and only the slightest amount of grain is on show. Edge enhancement is not a problem either and the image in the main looks sharp and detailed even in darker scenes, only a few instances of softness were noticed mainly in wider shots and pans. Overall this is almost reference quality and a real step up on the previous R1 release.
SoundWell this will be the real reason to read this review so how does this disc sound? Epic is all I can say, the soundtrack is overly aggressive right from the start with great use made of the split surrounds and LFE channel to produce a very enveloping sound field. Comparing both mixes provides very little to separate them to be honest, the DTS track might just have the edge in total wideness of the sound mix and LFE loudness, but the difference is small and both flavours are superb.
ExtrasThe extras presented here are very light with a Making of presented by Jamie Lee Curtis and a trailer, that's it I'm afraid.
VerdictA great action film presented with excellent audio and video but the extras let the disc down overall. It will be up to you good reader whether you feel the need to upgrade from your existing copy.
Suggested retail price when reviewed: £22.30
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