This two-disc set includes two audio commentary tracks (director Ronny Yu and Cinematographer Peter Pau), the isolated score, a 25-minute making-of documentary (the box lists three; there is only one: in three different languages), two slideshow-style stills gallery, cast and crew biographies, the theatrical trailer and bonus trailers for other Ronny Yu films, and menus so slow you could run out for dim sum before your selection is activated.
The Phantom Lover gets the basis of its story from Gaston Leroux
The windowboxed 2.15:1 DVD is not anamorphically enhanced and exhibits a picture that opens with severely desaturated, yet appealing, hues that appear almost black-and-white. Other scenes exhibit good color balance, though hues appear to be just shy of full saturation throughout. Blacks are slightly weak. Images are generally sharp, but fine details are limited and alaising problems are noticed throughout. Pixelization and shimmering details create a
The Dolby Digital 5.1 audio is lively and palatably spacious. The elements contributing to the multidimensional nature of the mix aren
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