Copland
Miramax / 1997 / 105 Mins / Rated MA15+


MOVIE
Copland is about the town of Garrison, New Jersey. The town is run by crooked New York City cops who live there and run the town. Freddy Heflin (Sylvester Stallone) is the local Sheriff who knows the score, he knows that they are crooked but remains quiet about it. 

An incident occurs on a bridge and one of the local officers kills 2 thugs, the officer commits suicide. An investigation ensues & it's up to Freddy to choose which side of the law he should choose. His friends or his conscience.

This movie has great performances from all involved Robert DeNiro as the New York City detective trying to get, Ray Liotta, Harvey Kietel and Robert Patrick who are just the little bit crooked.

VIDEO
Pretty good video quality here. There were some noticeable artifacts for the first 10 or so minutes of the movie but it settled down after then. Color saturation and contrast were spot on. Pretty good quality actually.

Copland is Framed at 1:85:1 and is 16:9 enhanced.

This is a Single Sided, Single Layer disc.

AUDIO
Like a lot of Miramax films, the soundstage is based more towards the front of the soundstage. The sound is mixed in Dolby Digital 5.1 and it feels a little flat. The surrounds mainly get used for ambient sounds but little more. The .1 channel barely made a noise.
EXTRAS
Standard Village Roadshow fare. A featurette, cast notes and a theatrical trailer. The trailer is a window boxed DD2.0 trailer and is very good and sells the movie superbly.

There are no subtitles on this disc.

FINAL THOUGHTS
This is a great movie to watch, Stallone, Kietel & Liotta really shine in this flick. Get it today.

16:9 ENHANCEMENT DISC RATING

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Copyright 2000 by [Roger Ward].
Revised: 25 May 2000 00:15:20 +1100 .

DVD INFORMATION
Region Coding: Region 4
No of Discs: 1
OFLC Rating MA15+
Running Time: 105 minutes
Case Type: Clip Case
Release Date: 2/2/1999
Catalog Number: 1017669
List Price: $34.95
Distributor: Village Roadshow
DISC SPECIFICATIONS
Disc Format: PAL
Disc Type: Picture Disc
Disc Format: SS-SL
Chapters: 14
Macrovision: Yes
Manufacturer: DVM
VIDEO SPECIFICATIONS
Aspect Ratio: 1:85:1
Anamorphic: Yes
Film Format: 35mm
SOUND SPECIFICATIONS
Dolby Digital:

5.1 Surround

DTS: None
PCM Stereo: None
Other: MPEG 5.1 Surround
Languages: English
Subtitles: None
SPECIAL FEATURES
Audio Commentary: None
Theatrical Trailer: Yes (1)
Teaser Trailer: None
TV Spots: None
Dolby Trailer: None
Documentary: Yes
Cast & Crew Bios: Yes
Deleted Scenes: None
Music Videos: None
DVD Rom Content: None
Collectable Booklet: None
Scene Access: Yes
Animated Menus: None
Production Notes: Yes
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