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The cautionary nuclear film The China Syndrome comes to DVD with a choice of two different images. The widescreen anamorphic transfer faithfully preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1 and is preferable to the standard full-frame 1.33:1 picture. English and Spanish soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo; English, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean, and Thai subtitles are also accessible. Supplemental features include production notes, a theatrical trailer, and talent filmographies. Considering the history behind the release of this film, documentary information about the Three Mile Island disaster would have made this a truly special package. As it is, it will please fans of the film.
All I can say about this film is just to see it. Great acting, terrific story, pinpoint acting and scarier than all get out because it has almost actually happened. Just a chilling film that will intrigue the mind and spirit about our infrastructure and bureaucracy. The PQ is nothing major but does well with stable colors, some minor grain spikes but resolves well and nice detailing with the AQ adequately capturing the dialogue nice and evenly with the rare instance of music popping up sounding good as well. I wish there were more to the extras, such as a commentary by Michael Douglas and Jane Fonda, or an extensive documentary about Three Mile Island incident and the making of this film, but whats included is still highly recommended. There are two making of featurettes lasting nearly an hour and some minor deleted scenes and trailers. All in all, a total must see film!!!!
This is a great thriller/character-driven drama with outstanding performances from Jack Lemmon, Jane Fonda and Michael Douglas. It has an anti-nuclear slant but is still engrossing and enjoyable regardless of your position (or if you even have one).
The Blu-ray picture is sharp and clear. It also comes with 2 behind-the-scenes features, though I wish the special features included deleted scenes.
This film came out around the same time as the Three Mile Island disaster. Features three terrific performances by Jane Fonda, Jack Lemmon and Michael Douglas. Highly suspenseful, and remains topical even today. Great film.