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BLU-RAY REVIEW

Behind Enemy Lines

Featured In Issue 116, January 2007

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(Studio/Distributor):
20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number):
2239595
(MPAA Rating):
PG13
(Rating Reason):
Violence and some language.
(Retail Price):
$39.98
(Disc Type):
Single Side, Single Layer (BD-25)
(Widescreen Edition):
Yes
(Full Screen Edition):
No
(Running Time In Minutes):
106
(Color Type):
Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access):
Yes
(Closed Captioned):
Yes
(Regional Coding):
A
(Theatrical Year):
2001
(Theatrical Release):
Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release):
No
(Disc Release Date):
11/14/06
(THX® Digitally Mastered):
No
(Director):
John Moore
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(Disc Soundtrack):
DTS HD Lossless 5.1
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When eager young Navy Pilot, Lt. Chris Burnett (Wilson), is sent on a photographic mission over Bosnia, he thinks he's in for another routine flight. However, after witnessing and photographing activity in the demilitarized zone where there shouldn't be any, his plane is blown up. Forced to evacuate, Chris tries to stay alive and one step ahead of the Serbs. When Admiral Reigert (Hackman) learns of his pilot's fate, he goes against strict NATO orders and risks his career to cross "Behind Enemy Lines" in search of the young man. (Tricia Littrell)

Special features include commentary by Director John Moore and Editor Paul Martin Smith, commentary by Producers John Davis and Wyck Godfrey, the theatrical trailer, and additional trailers.

The 2.35:1 Blu-ray Disc exhibits well-saturated colors and deep blacks, but it does not have the level of clarity and dimensionality that are staples of the best releases. Details are well resolved, but fine details are not as impressive as they can be. (Danny Richelieu)

The lossless DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1-channel soundtrack sounds great—I'm sure. Unfortunately, we do not have a Blu-ray Disc player capable of decoding this advanced codec. Instead, it decodes the core DTS® stream at 1.5 Mbps, which does sound very good. Fidelity is pristine, but dialogue can sound slightly edgy. The mix is fantastic and fully engaging. (Danny Richelieu)