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BLU-RAY REVIEW

ATL

Featured In Issue 113, October 2006

Picture3.5
Sound3.5
WSR Score3
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(Studio/Distributor):
Warner Home Video
(Catalog Number):
81029
(MPAA Rating):
PG13
(Rating Reason):
For drug content, language, sexual material, and some violence
(Retail Price):
$39.99
(Disc Type):
Dual Side/Dual Layer (HD DVD15/DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition):
Yes
(Full Screen Edition):
No
(Running Time In Minutes):
107
(Color Type):
Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access):
Yes
(Closed Captioned):
Yes
(Regional Coding):
1
(Theatrical Year):
2006
(Theatrical Release):
Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release):
No
(Disc Release Date):
07/18/06
(THX® Digitally Mastered):
No
(Director):
Chris Robinson
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(Disc Soundtrack):
Dolby Digital+ 5.1
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In the south, you grow up quick...especially in the "ATL." Rashad (Harris), big brother to Ant (Ross), is in his last year of high school in Atlanta, Georgia. Not sure what lies ahead in his future, the one place Rashad can go to forget his troubles is the Cascade roller rink, where he goes every Sunday night. But after Ant gets into trouble, Rashad decides that it's time to quit dreaming and and actually make something out of his life. (Tricia Spears)

Special features are non-existent.

The 2.35:1 VC-1-encoded HD DVD picture looks pretty good, with a well-saturated vibrant color palette. Details are not as crisp as some of the other HD DVD releases, as fine textures in things like faces and clothing materials are not fully resolved. Contrast is good. There's almost a complete lack of film grain and noise, which makes for a clean-looking picture. (Danny Richelieu)

With very good fidelity, the Dolby® Digital Plus 5.1-channel soundtrack is easy to listen to, but the timid mix doesn't make for an overly exciting experience. The LFE channel is used well for music and effects when needed, but the entire soundtrack really is limited. (Danny Richelieu)