Articles by Darius DeMartini

The Highwayman

April 6, 2000 // 0 Comments

In an attempt to create a mixture of a movie somewhere between ’Pulp Fiction’ and ’Kalifornia’, ’The Highwayman’ is a release from Sterling Home Entertainment that got a surprisingly rich treatment by the publisher despite its little stature. [...]

The Addams Family

February 24, 2000 // 0 Comments

Based on Charles Addams“ cartoon strips, this feature film immediately hit it with fans of the series, as it fully managed to hit the dark and somewhat macabre humor of the original. The beautiful cinematography and the perfect cast, makes ”The Addams [...]

Moonlighting

January 19, 2000 // 0 Comments

While there are several television programs that I enjoy, there haven’t been that many that I would like to have on DVD, so that I could always have a pristine copy of the show. Sure, like a lot of people I’m hoping Fox will release “The Simpsons” [...]

EDtv

September 21, 1999 // 0 Comments

Universal is sending another high caliber Collector’s Edition your way with Ron Howard’s “EDtv”. The disc contains a 16×9 enhanced widescreen transfer of the film in its original 1.85:1 aspect ratio. As expected, the transfer is superb, taken [...]

Netforce

September 1, 1999 // 0 Comments

Trimark Home Video presents “Netforce” in a very good fullscreen presentation. Since the film has been produced for TV, it is supposedly the aspect ratio the film was originally shot at. The image is very clear and highly detailed without any noise or [...]

Sirens

July 20, 1999 // 0 Comments

This release exhibits Buena Vista’s trademark treatment with a great video presentation but thin on the extras. The film transfer used for “Sirens” is very clean and boasts with colors. Nevertheless there never seems to be an oversaturation and [...]

Children Shouldn’t Play With Dead Things

July 7, 1999 // 0 Comments

Magic Lantern present “Children Shouldn’t Play With Dead Things” on this disc in its original theatrical 1.85:1 aspect ratio in a non-anamorphic transfer. The transfer is one of the worst I have seen in a long while. The problem is not so much the [...]

Virus

July 1, 1999 // 0 Comments

The flood of special effects movies is almost unstoppable since "Jurassic Park" opened the floodgates in 1993 with its advancements in computer generated imagery. Today literally every film we see on the silver screen is either dramatically [...]

Holy Man

July 1, 1999 // 0 Comments

Buena Vista present Eddie Murphy’s latest film in a gorgeous letterbox transfer on this DVD. The image is sharp with plenty of detail and strong colors. The transfer looks very balanced and clean, and the disc’s overall color reproduction is superb. [...]

Out For Justice

July 1, 1999 // 0 Comments

This release from Warner Home Video contains the film’s original 2.35:1 widescreen version, as well as a full screen transfer of the film. The fullscreen transfer has been done very carefully, mixing open matte shots with pan & scan treatment, [...]
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