Daniel Petrie Jr.'s tale of a military school, Toy Soldiers, comes to DVD with a standard full-frame transfer that fails to preserve the original theatrical aspect ratio of the film. The closed-captioned English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo. English and French subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include trailers for other films. This is a subpar release from Columbia/TriStar that may interest some because of the young actors involved.
Toy Soldiers is one of those hidden classics from the 90s. Its effectiveness lies in the skill of the actors and the directors ability to create tension up until the last few frames. All of the main characters share chemistry and camaraderie that one would think they actually share a bond both onscreen and off. The villain is played by none other than the brilliant Andrew Divoff. If you havent seen him in a movie or tv show look again, you have seen him in some capacity. Its great they were able to finally release this on blu ray.