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WSR Detailed DVD Review
Genre: Action Adventure
Reviewed In Issue 49 (June 2001) Of Widescreen Review®
Clint Eastwood, Tommy Lee Jones, Donald Sutherland, James Garner, James Cromwell, Marcia Gay Harden, William Devane, Loren Dean, Courtney B. Vance, Rade Sherbedgia, Barbara Babcock & Blair Brown
Includes four behind-the-scenes featurettes: Up Close With The Editor, Tonight On Leno, The Effects, and Back At The Ranch. Also included are cast and crew biographies, the theatrical trailer, and DVD-ROM extras.
Four of the best pilots in the U.S. Air Force are in training to be the first Americans in space. But just as the launch date approaches, the Air Force is replaced by a new civilian agency known as NASA, and the Space Cowboys are replaced by a chimpanzee! The four members of Team Daedalus couldn
The anamorphically enhanced 2.25:1 DVD opens with gorgeous monochromatic blue-gray scenes, which almost appear to be black-and-white, but have a more subtle, smooth appearance. The film progresses to fully saturated color, with well-balanced fleshtones and deep, undefined blacks. Images are sharp and detailed, though some scenes are a bit soft. Contrast and shadow delineation are nicely rendered. Edge enhancement can be bothersome at times. Fine details, like miniblinds, rarely create problems, as the picture is mostly solid and quite natural in appearance. (Suzanne Hodges)
After installing the PCFriendly compatible DVD-ROM components for this title, you come to the DVD-ROM main menu, which has links called Space Station, Mission Control, and Theatrical Web site.The Space Station is a link to Warner Brothers
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