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Underworld Two Disc Set DVD Review

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by AVForums Apr 1, 2004

    Underworld Two Disc Set DVD Review
    SRP: £19.99

    Picture

    Underworld'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.

    Sound

    Wow! 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!

    Extras

    This 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
    storyboard-to-film comparisons,
    a Worms of the Earth music video and
    a pair of TV spots.

    Verdict

    An impressive DVD package for a film that
    delivers all of the monster action and hot
    leather-clad babes you could ask for.

    The Rundown

    Movie

    7

    Picture Quality

    9

    Sound Quality

    10

    Extras

    7

    Overall

    7

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