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While a trailer is the sole supplemental feature on the DVD for Paramount's Breakdown, the picture and sound nearly make up for the lack of extras. The image, framed at 2.35:1 is fairly solid, with nice color and very good detail. Darker moments are an occasional problem though, as signs of grain and slight pixilation creep in. This is hardly a major distraction, but might have been helped if Paramount had used an anamorphic transfer, which, sadly, is not the case. Fortunately the sound is very strong, using a 5.1 English track that often takes full advantage of the entire sound spectrum. It's a highly aggressive track that is sure to show off any Dolby Digital system with just the right about of surround material without sacrificing clear dialogue up front. Also available are English and French surround tracks, with subtitles in Spanish and captions in English. As mentioned, the sole supplement is a trailer, which is unfortunate, since it would have been interesting to either hear a commentary track from first time director Jonathan Mostow on the rigors of making an action movie such as this, or watch some sort of documentary on making the film.
Dolby Digital: English 5.1 Surround; English Dolby Surround; French Dolby Surround
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Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Tight thriller that's a Hitchcock throwback.
Posted . Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
I hadn't seen this movie in a while, but it stands up as a pretty good thriller with an interesting plot. It jumps right into the action and you have to figure things out along with Russell. Not a lot of character development, but it's not needed. Tight story telling and it gets right to it. Supplements aren't a lot, but what's there is good. Picture looks great. Reminds me of a Hitchcock thriller.
I had this dvd when it was first put out after theaters but i lost it so i bought it again because it is a keeper.
This is a great movie and you won't be disappointed. I wish i could find it in Blu-ray