Special features include audio commentary by Director Gabriele Muccino; the following featurettes: Seven Views On Seven Poundsthe writer, the producer, the director, the location manager, the designer, the editor, and the composer (HD 31:25); Creating The Perfect Ensemble, a featurette on casting (HD 12:56); The Box Jellyfish: World's Deadliest Co-Star (HD 04:58); Emily's Passion: The Art Of The Printing Press (HD 08:44); four deleted scenes (HD 04.04); up-front previews, and BD-Live interactivity. Also included is a digital copy of the film.
Disc General Information
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Thematic material, some disturbing content, and a scene of sexuality
Will Smith stars as a man at a crossroads, searching for a way to redeem his heavy conscience. He discovers he has the power to change the circumstances of seven strangers who deserve a second chance. But when one of them captures his heart, he must decide if he should reveal his secreteven it means giving up on his plan. (Gary Reber)
The 2.40:1 1080p AVC picture quality is nicely rendered, with a natural visual character throughout. Contrast is very good, with excellent black levels and well-delineated shadows. Colors exhibit natural hues with solid saturation that is not exaggerated. Resolution is generally good, though, apparently filtered for a softer look. Close-ups reveal good facial details and textural components, and overall dimensionality is good. The picture is pleasing enough and pristine but projects an overall intended stylistic dimness that plays well to the storytelling. (Gary Reber)
The Dolby₮ TrueHD 5.1-channel soundtrack is conventionally produced, with production and ADR dialogue that is wanting in spatial integration, whether in interior or outdoor scenes. Dialogue sounds forward and lacks dimension, often sounding in a narrow monaural vacuum. The music score is nicely recorded, with a wide soundstage but little supportive surround envelopment, and at times, sounds veiled, lacking articulation. Atmosphere background sound effects also are wanting in envelopment and aggressiveness. Often the sound collapses to monaural, with virtually no feeling of "place." Bass extension is limited to the music, which is hardly ever present. While this is a drama with up-close character interaction, often scenes lack a feeling of dimension. The crash scene is the singular scene with heightened sound impact. Otherwise, the soundtrack is very subdued overall. This is a soundtrack that expresses low energy, if not depression, as to reflect the inner feeling of the main character. (Gary Reber)
I read WSR for the articles—honest. Terry Paullin's industry insight is refreshing and lively. The lack of comparisons of which home theatre-in-a-box is best or which sub $200 DVD player is best leaves more room for in-depth product and movie reviews. Most importantly, though, I read WSR for the caricature of Gary Reber morphed on to the movie featured on the cover in the Editor's Couch page. Pierce Brosnan had better watch out!