Two firemen brothers (Kurt Russell and William Baldwin) battle blazes and face heated sibling rivalry while on the trail of a maniacal arsonist in director Ron Howard's absorbing thriller, arriving on DVD from MCA Home Video. Presented in 2.35:1 widescreen and featuring a closed-captioned Dolby Digital 5.1 soundtrack, this release also offers an alternate French Dolby Digital Stereo track in addition to optional Spanish and English subtitles. Extra features are limited to production notes.
By far the best version of this movie available. Picture quality was really good colors popped and details really stood out, such as skin textures, fire trucks and names on equipment really stood out. The new dtsx soundtrack was awesome if you have a avr that does 7.2.4 you will enjoy this. The fire scenes were the firefighters are inside the buildings was awesome sounding. Sounds came from from all directions and overhead, one of the best dtsx soundtracks I've heard yet. Though I've seen this movie on satellite DVD cable I've never bought a copy till the 4k dtsx version. Glad I now have it in my collection.
I enjoyed this movie. The story is more about a rookie firefighter trying to earn the respect of his older brother and other firefighters while taking part in an investigation of a string of arson/murders. This detailed look into the duties and private lives of firemen naturally features widespread pyrotechnics and special effects. I also enjoyed the soundtrack.
A lot to be said for families that are in professions that are handed down through the generations. This tells of such families, their life as firemen plus the experience it takes to recognize the beast fire can be.