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 #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.