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
Reason #105 Why Readers Love Widescreen Review:
Since Issue 5 (my first), I focused on reviews of Laser Discs and now DVDs, and From The Editor's Couch. Also, WSR has a lot of punch in the new equipment features. The technical essays have been superb! My home theatre setup depended (and still depends) on knowledge gained from WSR. WSR has become the media reference for me with regard to picture and sound quality assurance in display equipment and widescreen entertainment (movies, music events, and documentaries). I still do not have Issues 1 through 4 or the Premiere Special Edition of WSR and hope you put them on the subscribers' site eventually, so that I can giggle at some of the early typos and slips (if you leave them in). However, I'm sure that the early editions make for interesting historical reading as well, because I believe WSR has moved the display industry forward through the pushing the envelope attitude of Gary Reber. Carry on.