Combining the considerable comic talents of Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence, Life is a successful attempt to bring comedy to a film genre not normally known for humor -- the prison movie. Universal's DVD is nothing short of outstanding, with excellent reproduction of the feature backed up with a host of special features. The anamorphic transfer is just about flawless, with depth, balance, and rich colors throughout. The Dolby Digital 5.1 audio track is of similar quality, providing a perfect platform for the selection of R&B songs featured on the soundtrack.There is certainly no shortage of supplemental features on this disc, including standard fare such as cast and crew biographies, production notes, and the film's theatrical trailer. The "Spotlight On Location" featurette, subtitled "A Look Into Life," runs to around 20 minutes in length, and is composed mainly of interview footage with the cast and filmmakers. Ted Demme's director's commentary is not always as informative as it could have been, but it is constantly effusive and contains a few interesting anecdotes. Probably the most unusual feature on this DVD is the "Director's Edit" section, which illustrates how Demme would have edited key scenes had it not been for studio interference. Other features include two music videos ("Life" by K-Ci & Jo Jo and "Fortunate" by Maxwell), trailers for Mystery Men and For Love of the Game, CD-ROM material, and a riotously funny collection of outtakes. Overall Universal has produced a truly marvelous disc, which offers just about everything one could reasonably expect of a DVD release.
Spotlight on location
Feature commentary with director Ted Demme
Outtakes; Director's edits
Rock Land/Interscope soundtrack presentation with K-Ci and Jo Jo and Maxwell music videos
It's an oldie but a goodie that's for sure. I just love Eddie Murphy. The language isn't for children but a really good comedy thats for sure. You don't seen many like this THESE days! Wish they would go back in time to see what a real comedy looks like!!!!
I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
LIFE BLU RAY MOVIE
I watched this movie when it first came out. I really liked the story and comedy with Eddie Murphy and Martin Laurence. Very good High Definition on blu ray
This movie is classically funny. I believe it to be one of the greatest of Eddie Murphy's performances. The true standout however is Bernie Mac. I laugh everytime I watch it. There are so many quotable lines from this movie, it is unbelievable.