Blown Away
MGM/UA / 1994 / 116 Mins / Rated M15+


MOVIE
Blown Away is the story of Jimmy Dove (Jeff Bridges), he is a bomb expert for the Boston PD. Jimmy begins to investigate a series of explosions and realizes that they are the work of an old adversary, Ryan Garrity (Tommy Lee Jones). Turns out that Garrity has a score to settle with Dove and he will kill anyone or blow anything up to meet that goal. This is quite a good action flick with a good use of music from U2 which I found most enjoyable. It's interesting to note that part of the story credit went to an M. Jay Roach, future director of the Austin Powers movies.
VIDEO
This is a problematic transfer. While the transfer was sharp and the shadow detail were spot on, the colors seemed quite muted and there were numerous film artifacts throughout. There were also several MPEG artifacts at various points throughout.

Blwon Away is framed at 2:35:1 and is 16:9 enhanced, the label states 1:85:1, this is incorrect.

This is a single-sided, single layer disc.

AUDIO

This is a great soundtrack. Encoded in Dolby 5.1 sound it is very immersive with good use of the surrounds and the .1 channel. The room thundered with the sound of explosions. All in all a very good soundstage. 

EXTRAS

Not many extras on show here, but they are appreciated.

Theatrical Trailer: 2:35:1, Dolby Digital 2.1. A wonderful surround encoded trailer. Crank it up.

Booklet: Just your standard booklet MGM booklet.

Subtitles in English.

FINAL THOUGHTS
Good disc only let down by the average video.

16:9 ENHANCEMENT DISC RATING

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REVIEW EQUIPMENT

Display: 48" Sony RPTV.
DVD Player:
Panasonic A350 Player using S-Video Cables.
Receiver:
Pioneer VSX-D508 Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround.
Speakers:
Accusound speaker system.

Copyright 2000 by [Roger Ward].
Revised: 20 Jun 2000 23:43:57 +1100 .

DVD INFORMATION
Region Coding: Region 4
No of Discs: 1
OFLC Rating M15+
Running Time: 1116 minutes
Case Type: Black Amaray
Release Date: 19/4/2000
Catalog Number: 56259
List Price: $34.95
Distributor: 20th Century Fox
DISC SPECIFICATIONS
Disc Format: PAL
Disc Type: Picture Disc
Disc Format: SS-SL
Chapters: 32
Macrovision: Yes
Manufacturer: WAMO
VIDEO SPECIFICATIONS
Aspect Ratio: 2:85:1
Anamorphic: Yes
Film Format: 35mm
SOUND SPECIFICATIONS
Dolby Digital:

5.1 Surround

DTS: None
PCM Stereo: None
Other: None
Languages: English
Subtitles: Yes
SPECIAL FEATURES
Audio Commentary: None
Theatrical Trailer: Yes
Teaser Trailer: None
TV Spots: None
Dolby Trailer: None
Documentary: None
Cast & Crew Bios: None
Deleted Scenes: None
Music Videos: None
DVD Rom Content: None
Collectable Booklet: Yes
Scene Access: Yes
Animated Menus: None
Production Notes: None
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