Aside from the slightly noisy image there are a couple of occasions when the computer generated graphics department let the side down, but now I'm quibbling - no matter how hard I try I'm left with the fact that the picture here is out of the top drawer. Could it be bettered? Undoubtedly - I think something like a Superbit version, for instance, may very well take this up a notch; but if I owned this release with its shiny outer slip cover and nicely detailed picture quality I don't think even a Superbit re-release would be enough to tempt me to trade. Hmmm, but they come with a DTS soundtrack as well, don't they - could that tempt me, I wonder? Let's see.
When you consider that Beck doesn't like guns there are a hell of a lot bullets whizzing around for large chunks of the movie and believe me - at times they whiz with real venom. There are also a couple of stand out sub woofer scenes, but I won't spoil the fun by letting on just when you will feel your chest being pounded by sonic waves - sorry, but there are some things a reviewer simply shouldn't divulge!
So, would a DTS option improve things? There's always that possibility. But don't let one little “omission” put you off - the Dolby track has all the right qualities in all the right places. Excellent.
Rumble in the Jungle is a behind the scenes look at a few stunt and fight scenes, and Appetite For Destruction takes a look at some of the explosions and visual effects, and how they were achieved. Both these short features could easily have been made into one twenty-minute documentary.
You have two choices - option (a) you enjoy The Rundown; and option (b) I make you enjoy The Rundown. For your own sake - make the right choice - or you'll be hearing from me!
The Rundown Uncensored (6 mins.) tells the story of the “love affair” between Camilla the monkey and The Rock! There are also more short features - Running Down The Town and Walken's World as well as DVD-Rom extras (which I couldn't get to work!), cast and filmmakers biographies and some twelve deleted scenes.
All in all there are some nice features here. It is a shame, though, that they're all fairly short affairs, and the term “style over substance” comes to mind.
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