Earthlight: Special Edition
Mill Reef / 1998 / 85 Mins / Rated E

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Wild Releasing


MOVIE
Earthlight is not a full on action/science fiction movie. If you want that get Armageddon. If your after a great relaxing disc with wonderful views of our little planet this is it.

Earthlight begins straight off with views of the planet Earth with relaxing music by Ryan Shore in the background in full 5.1 sound. You can watch these earth views with or without subtitles. You can also select different Earth views from the menus.

The best part of this disc though is the wonderful lift off of the space shuttle. Once selected from the menu the countdown starts slowly and quietly, but one the engines start it's a full on assault on your speakers. Wonderful.

VIDEO
This transfer is not without it's problems. A lot of the footage for this was done on video and not film so it does not look as good as it could. There are also some MPEG artifacts present, there were no film artifacts present.

Earthlight: Special Edition is framed at 4:3 and is not 16:9 enhanced.

This is a single sided, single layer disc.

AUDIO
A Dolby Digital 5.1 sound track adorns this disc. While it is sensational during the launch sequence and is of demo quality, the rest of the disc's music score is well encoded but is nothing sensational and does the job much better than a standard stereo track.
EXTRAS
Only one extra here.

Extras Include:
Screen Saver:
A DVD ROM feature is a PC screen saver for your computer with images of Earth. 

FINAL THOUGHTS
A good general interest disc but is really for hardcore space nuts.

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: 27 Jun 2000 00:14:19 +1100 .

DVD INFORMATION
Region Coding: Region 0
No of Discs: 1
OFLC Rating Exempt
Running Time: 85 minutes
Case Type: Black Amaray
Release Date: 15/12/99
Catalog Number: WR518
List Price: $39.95
Distributor: Wild Releasing
DISC SPECIFICATIONS
Disc Format: NTSC
Disc Type: Picture Disc
Disc Format: SS-SL
Chapters: 28
Macrovision: Yes
Manufacturer: Alpha DVD
VIDEO SPECIFICATIONS
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
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: None
Teaser Trailer: None
TV Spots: None
Dolby Trailer: None
Documentary: None
Cast & Crew Bios: None
Deleted Scenes: None
Music Videos: None
DVD Rom Content: Yes
Collectable Booklet: None
Scene Access: Yes
Animated Menus: None
Production Notes: None
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