PictureUnderworld's anamorphic 2.35:1
transfer is sharp and eye-catching.
Hues tend towards blues and greys
and colours have been deliberately
desaturated, resulting in a stylish
monochromatic feel. Even more
impressive is the amount of fine detail
layered into such dark imagery, and
the fact that no matter how busy a
scene gets, there's no trace of dot
crawl or smearing in the shadows.
SoundWow! As good as the picture is, it
doesn't hold a candle to the Dolby
Digital 5.1 mix. This is one of the
loudest mixes I've ever come across,
with everything from gunfire to werewolf
howls assaulting your ears with all
the subtlety of a crowbar to the back
of your head. Wonderful stuff, full of
impeccable positioning and plenty of
dynamic effects in the surrounds. Just
remember to turn your amp down!
ExtrasThis DVD release features a selection
of quality extras. While the first disc
just includes a pair of commentary
tracks from assorted crew members,
the second disc is where the real meat
of the extras are. The main material
comes in the form of four featurettes
(The Making of Underworld, Creature
Effects, Stunts and Sights & Sounds)
that together explore almost every
aspect of the film's creation. Following
on from these we have a reel of splitscreen
a Worms of the Earth music video and
a pair of TV spots.
VerdictAn impressive DVD package for a film that
delivers all of the monster action and hot
leather-clad babes you could ask for.
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