Articles by Darius DeMartini

Pork Chop Hill

June 23, 1999 // 0 Comments

MGM Home Entertainment presents the gripping war drama “Pork Chop Hill” in its theatrical 1.85:1 widescreen aspect ratio, as well as an open matte transfer on this disc. The open matte transfer reveals some additional picture information than the [...]

Babe: Pig In The City

June 23, 1999 // 0 Comments

“Pig In The City” comes with a 16×9 enhanced 1.85:1 widescreen transfer and a fullscreen version on the same disc, which is a mix between an open matte and a pan & scan presentation. Both are stunning, producing a vividly sharp image with [...]

The War Of The Worlds

June 1, 1999 // 0 Comments

The 1950s were the golden era of science fiction films in Hollywood. The range of movies at the time covered all kinds of futuristic visions, from mutated insects in "Them!" and "Tarantula", the creatures and stories of Jack Arnold, [...]

The China Syndrome

June 1, 1999 // 0 Comments

When I first saw "The China Syndrome" a long time back I had no idea what the term actually means. But ever since I saw this film, it has become indelibly part of my vocabulary as the film vividly describes the effects of such a nuclear [...]

The Man With Two Brains

May 20, 1999 // 0 Comments

The disc contains a good pan & scan transfer of the film. Originally framed at a 1.85:1 aspect ratio, the film loses a bit of the picture information on the sides, but it nevertheless creates an actually pleasing image without overly noticeable loss. [...]

Hudson Hawk

May 9, 1999 // 0 Comments

“Hudson Hawk” is a furious gag-filled action comedy that shows off Bruce Willis’ comedic talents, as well as his rough action side. The film is boasting with colors that are rich and create a stunning image. The picture is sharp and well defined [...]

The ’Burbs

May 1, 1999 // 0 Comments

Remember when Tom Hanks was actually a comedian, and one of the best at that? Well, sometimes it seems like such a long time ago, as the actor is focussing mostly on dramatic parts these days. As great as this career move has been, I honestly miss the [...]

My Left Foot

April 1, 1999 // 0 Comments

The transfer used for this DVD of “My Left Foot” creates a very clean image with sharp edges and absolutely natural colors. The disc contains a pan & scan transfer of the film that has solid, deep blacks and stable colors throughout. Very well [...]


April 1, 1999 // 0 Comments

Paul Anderson is the director behind the highly visual sci-fi/horror thriller "Event Horizon" and in his latest film, "Soldier" he is teaming up with Kurt Russell for a new science fiction action spectacle. Being a blend somewhere [...]

Final Analysis

March 2, 1999 // 0 Comments

The disc presents “Final Analysis” in a cropped pan & scan version. Originally shot at an 1.85:1 aspect ratio, the fullscreen transfer is quite tolerable however, not losing too much picture information. The image quality is very good overall, [...]
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