Dishonorably discharged Marine Colonel John Sykes leads a group of corrupt Marines on a vengeance-seeking act of Air Rage on Atlantic Airways Flight 777. Captain Matthew Marshall (Ice-T) is assigned to apprehend the hijackers and save the innocent passengers, before the orders are given to blow Flight 777 out of the sky. Fans of cheap thrills should be pleased, but those who prefer a good screenplay should read a book. Includes audio commentary, and cast and crew biographies. (Suzanne Hodges)
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD exhibits good image quality, with colors that are fully saturated and well balanced, with accurate fleshtones, rich hues, and deep blacks. Images are sharp and detailed, though some scenes are wanting in clarity. There is a bit of edge enhancement and occasional pixelization, but otherwise the picture is clean. The source element is occasionally revealing of film grain and artifacts (and is not limited to the stock footage used in the movie). (Suzanne Hodges)
Reason #123 Why Readers Love Widescreen Review:
I read WSR for the articles—honest. Terry Paullin's industry insight is refreshing and lively. The lack of comparisons of which home theatre-in-a-box is best or which sub $200 DVD player is best leaves more room for in-depth product and movie reviews. Most importantly, though, I read WSR for the caricature of Gary Reber morphed on to the movie featured on the cover in the Editor's Couch page. Pierce Brosnan had better watch out!