Chain Reaction [DVD] [1996]

Andrew Davis' Chain Reaction comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. Closed-captioned English soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital Surround, and DTS Surround, while a French soundtrack has been recorded in Dolby Digital Surround. English and Spanish subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include the original theatrical trailer and a handful of television promotional spots. This disc does a fabulous job of presenting the film, but offers little of interest beyond that.
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Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (6 out of 6)

Special Features


  • Anamorphic widescreen (aspect ratio: 1.85:1)
  • Interactive menus
  • Scene selection
  • Original theatrical trailer & TV spots
  • Audio: DTS English, English 5.1 Surround, English Dolby Surround, French Dolby Surround
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Closed Captioned

Synopsis


Chain Reaction
Just as the university research team is about to prove that their new technique will permit water to be used as a fuel, their laboratory is sabotaged and the lab manager is killed. Eddie Kasalivich (Keanu Reeves) stumbles onto the scene and manages not only to witness the sabotage, but to escape from it. When he tries to talk about it to authorities, he discovers that they think he and the other project survivors committed the crime. In reality, a group of energy companies have conspired with interested parties in the government to completely erase all notion of the existence of a way to use water as fuel. The project sponsor (Morgan Freeman) wants Eddie to turn himself in, but before he can do that, he must find enough evidence to clear himself and his friends. But in order to succeed, Eddie must avoid assassination attempts by the real perpetrators. ~ Clarke Fountain, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Keanu Reeves
    Keanu Reeves - Eddie Kasalivich
  • Morgan Freeman
    Morgan Freeman - Paul Shannon
  • Rachel Weisz
    Rachel Weisz - Dr. Lily Sinclair
  • Fred Ward
    Fred Ward - FBI Agent Leon Ford
  • Kevin Dunn
    Kevin Dunn - FBI Agent Doyle



Overall customer rating

4
100%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    My Reaction to "Chain Reaction"

    Posted
    ragnar

    Andrew Davis' "Chain Reaction" stars Keanu Reeves and a pre-Oscar Rachel Weisz in a topical thriller that borrows a bit too heavily in it's plot structure from Davis' previous blockbuster, "The Fugitive". As such, it lends itself to constant comparison to the superior Ford and Jones starrer and, unfortunately, nothing in "Chain Reaction" can compete with their iconic work. Regardless, the film is still a servicable evening's entertainment. "Chain Reaction" was one of Fox's initial BLU-RAY offerings and it shows. The video transfer appears to be the original DVD's M-PEG 2 model repurposed for BLU-RAY. While it does boast a better image than the DVD, one can only imagine how much better this movie could look given a new VC-1 or AVC transfer. Audio-wise, the BLU-RAY offers a lossless DTS-HD MA 5.1 track. While not always immersive, the film's many action sequences offer just enough aural stimulation to make the upgrade to BLU-RAY worthwhile for fans of the film. Also of note, "Chain Reaction" features a post-end credits coda. While not totally important to the film's plot, it offers a nice little home theater moment in it's own right.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very good.

    Posted
    bobbinator

    This movie is quite the classic! It has got everything from a good story line, to its humor and actors! Freeman does a great job, as ussual! The action and suspense can get fairly intense, but not all scary. I would definitely recommend this movie!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good movie to watch at home or maybe the theater

    Posted
    Mark73
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    Good movie for some action and lots of suspense. Very well done suspenseful action instead of just suspense or just action.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great cast...good movie

    Posted
    rockafrig
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    This was a roller coaster ride from start to finish. The cast is awesome!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    a favorite of mine but in Blu-ray it is great

    Posted
    robbie60

    I have liked this movie for years on DVD it is suspenseful and a lot action but in Blu-ray the color is fantastic

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    this movie was ok

    Posted
    mrhappy666
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    I would buy this movie to add to my collection anytime

    I would recommend this to a friend



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