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Johnny Mnemonic
Genre: Science Fiction

Reviewed In Issue 55 (Dec 2001) Of Widescreen Review®

Keanu Reeves, Dolph Lundgren, Takeshi, Ice-T, Dina Meyer, Udo Kier, Denis Akiyama & Barbara Sukowa

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 4.5
DTS Sound Rating: 4.5
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Critics' Composite Score: 2
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Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment has launched of a new line of DVDs: "The Superbit

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 07573
(MPAA Rating): R
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(Retail Price): $27.96
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 97
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1995
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 10/09/01
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Robert Longo
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Johnny (Reeves) is a computer data courier who is tired of his lonely job transporting information with his mind. He had sacrificed his childhood memories to make room for a brain implant of high-tech computer chips. After uploading a top-secret program Johnny is put on the run by a powerful crime syndicate who wants what

DVD Picture:
Due to a new transfer, the anamorphically enhanced Superbit DVD picture (framed at 1.85:1) looks more detailed and better balanced in terms of color fidelity when compared to the previous version. The picture is slightly darker than the previous version, but the older DVD appears a bit too bright. Viewed alone, the picture looks good, but is not pristine

The Dolby Digital 5.1-channel soundtrack, encoded at 448 kbps seems to offer slight refinement in terms of midrange detail over the previous version, encoded at 384 kbps. Compared to the DTS Digital Surround audio, the Dolby Digital version has a slightly punchier low-end presence. However, the DTS soundtrack does exhibit a little more seamlessness in terms of spatial coherence. Otherwise, both soundtracks deliver an energized, spatially active listening experience that is impressive at times. However, there is noticeably limited split surround utilization. Fidelity is just slightly dated, compared to the most current high-profile sound productions. The use of dimension is ample throughout, imparting a palpable sense of immersion. Low-end impact is noteworthy at times with some .1 LFE activity. (Perry Sun)