The single special feature on Disc One is a Carnage Counter. A what? For you mathematicians with a flare for the gore, the Carnage Counter will keep a tally of violent acts throughout the film. Nice. On Disc Two, you can find four featurettes: Red Dawn Rising at 23 minutes, Building The Red Menace at ten minutes, the ten-minute Training For WW III, and WW III Comes To Town in 13 minutes; and some trailers.
Red Dawn is the hypothetical situation of a communist invasion of the United States. The absurd story is about eight teenagers who escape to a mountainous area in Colorado seeking refuge as their small mid-western town is occupied by foreign nationals. In disparity, the youth wage a guerrilla attack in defense of their families and their community. Red Dawn is noted for being the first movie given the PG-13 rating.
This anamorphically enhanced 1.82:1 DVD is a marked improvement over the previous release (Issue 30), with a noticeable improvement in resolution and more natural color fidelity. Still, images can be soft and shadow delineation isn
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