Deja Vu (BLU-RAY)

Deja Vu

On Blu-Ray: 
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
Running Time: 
130 Minutes

As far as Bruckheimer-produced movies go, Deja Vu is more Enemy of the State than Pirates of the Caribbean, but at least it is not that blasted Kangaroo Jack, which is great since this is from gritty director Tony Scott, who helmed Enemy.  Being a gritty movie, it's hard to imagine ANY of Scott's movie transferring well enough onto an HD disc for it to really matter, but somehow, Touchstone pulls this one off.

Deja Vu isn't AS gritty as Scott's Domino and The Last Boy Scout so the transfer wasn't as daunting a job as it could have been.  The explosions are clear and the dialogue is crisp.  It rumbles a bit if you don't have surround sound but not distracting enough for it to truly matter and not enough for it to get annoying.  With surround sound and the correct connections, Deja Vu shines.

Bonus Features:
A TON.  I should probably just stop mentioning the "backstage" feature on a Disney DVD since it is always there but this particular edition is filled with tons of behind-the-scenes footage and inside looks.  Also included are a slew of deleted and extended scenes with optional commentary from Scott.

This is definitely worth the purchase.  Disney went all out on the quality, even if Tony Scott and Denzel didn't themselves.  The movie is enjoyable and this is the first time I have seen ALL the bonus features presented in 1080p instead of the upconverting 1080i.  Deja Vu on Blu-Ray is a fantastic edition to your budding HD collection.

Peter Oberth
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