Ex-Marine and convict Tim Kearney (Walker) is marked for death by the Arian Brotherhood gang while serving his sentence. He is unexpectedly given a chance to walk out of jail alive by a scheming DEA Agent (Fishburne). All he has to do is impersonate the infamous but recently deceased drug-lord Bobby Z. Based on the novel by Don Winslow. Special features are limited to previews and Behind The Scenes Of Bobby Z (11 minutes). Stacey Pendry)
The anamorphically enhanced 2.32:1 DVD has a generally pleasing image, with good detail and sharpness. Black levels are deep and shadow delineation is solid, helping create a very dimensional-looking picture. Colors are generally balanced nicely, but they can look artificially saturated in some outdoor scenes. Edge enhancement does not become too big of a problem, other than over high-contrast transitions, but pixel breakup and compression artifacts can be problematic. Many scenes look good, but there are too many inconsistencies. (Danny Richelieu)
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I read Widescreen Review because it has had a consistent editorial perspective since its inception: a no-compromise approach to making home theatre the best that it can be. I have read the magazine cover to cover since Issue 2. Despite staff and reviewer changes over the years, thanks to Gary's leadership this perspective has never changed. As new technologies are introduced, Widescreen Review always provides in-depth analyses of not just the technology itself, but the political and industry forces that may be forcing compromises in its development. You have always sounded the clarion call to stop compression madness or any other madness that may force us to accept a home theatre experience that falls short of what it could be. Thank you!