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Face Off (HD-DVD)

Face Off

Movie
Studio(s): 
Director(s): 
On DVD: 
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Grade:
B-
Running Time: 
140 Minutes

A 2-disc collector’s edition for this totally out-there movie is funny to me but I digress.  Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed Face/Off but it certainly isn’t a movie I would think of to release a double-disc special edition in high def.

QUALITY:
Surprisingly clear, Face/Off is not the best on special effects but it is likely presented here the best you will ever see it.  The explosions are loud (sometimes a bit too loud) and the dialogue is crisp.

BONUS FEATURES:
None.  Ok, not really.  There are a slew of them on this 2-disc set (which, if Paramount didn’t decide to exclusively release HD would only be a single disc on Blu-Ray).  Commentaries, deleted scenes, alternate ending (in HD), featurettes and the trailer.

OVERALL:
Overall, it’s a great release.  As far as HD-DVD goes, it’s one of the best you can get.  About half the bonus features are actually in high def, a surprising feat for a 10 year old half-hit of a movie.

Peter Oberth
Review by Peter Oberth
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