Also available in a full screen version. Also available in a DVD two-Pack with the original "Men In Black."
Five years ago, J (Smith) and K (Jones) were agents working for the government in search of aliens. In
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD exhibits a bright picture that is sharp and nicely detailed, with excellent contrast. Shadow delineation is also superb, with excellent visual information in the darkest scenes. Colors are rich and well balanced, with accurate fleshtones and, aptly, deep blacks. While pixelization is minor, edge enhancement can be quite annoying, especially in the many high contrast black coats against white background scenes. (Suzanne Hodges)
The Dolby Digital 5.1-channel audio presentation features excellent fidelity and, in general, offers honest-to-goodness surround sound. There's a rather pleasing sense of atmosphere throughout, both with the music and effects. The soundstage has the tendency to be somewhat biased toward the screen channels. Still, the superb recording quality makes this soundtrack a standout and wonderful for playback on high-end home theatre systems. The music score, as well, features great fidelity, and has a welcome, palpably panoramic presence across the screen. Surround envelopment is sometimes aggressive in nature, with poignant split surround engagement. It is characteristically modest in nature, though, yet is certainly effective, particularly in the rendering of atmosphere. The
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