This gritty tale of a drug lord whose attempts to go straight lead him even deeper into crime gets a polished presentation on DVD. Empire has been given a widescreen transfer, letterboxed at 2.35:1 and enhanced for anamorphic playback on 16 X19 monitors. The audio is mastered in Dolby Digital Stereo, and the dialogue is in English (there's also a separate Spanish language edition); subtitles in English and Spanish have also been included. In addition to the picture, this DVD release includes a number of special features, including an alternate commentary track from director Franc Reyes, a collection of deleted scenes, a behind-the-scenes look at the production of the film, Empire's original theatrical trailer, biographies of key members of the cast and crew, and footage from the film's world premier in Los Angeles.
The Making of Empire
Feature commentary with director Franc. Reyes and director of photography Kramer Morgenthau