Eraser
Warner Bros. / 1996 / 110 Mins / Rated MA15+


MOVIE
Eraser was one of the last action flicks that Arnold Schwarzenegger did before his long absence from the cinema screen. 

He plays U.S. Marshall John Kruger who erases witness protection program members who are to stand as state's evidence in large trial's to protect them for assassination attempts. His latest job is to protect Vanessa Williams, a woman from a defense industry contractor that makes high-tech weapons.

 After she gets information that they are selling weapons illegally to mercenary groups she gets the information to the feds, but now her life is in danger. Someone in Arnie's own department is killing off witnesses and big Arnold must find out who is doing this while trying to protect his witness while dodging hard to beat weapons. 

Gee, Arnie should feel right at home here.

VIDEO
This was one of the first movies release on the DVD format in Region 1. The picture itself is of a very high standard for a Warner disc. The colors are vivid the brightness and contrast are spot on also, the picture is very sharp. There were no visual artifacts present at all with this disc. High marks on this one.

Eraser is framed at 2:35:1 and is 16:9 enhanced.

This is a single-sided, single layer disc.

AUDIO

What a blast, literally! This disc is a workout on the speakers. The .1 channel is frequently used on this one to underscore not only special effects but portions of music as well. This is a very SFX filled movie. The surrounds also get a huge beating as well, the was also a great lot of well designed sound steering on this disc as well.

The dialog is always easy to listen to on this disc. Near perfect audio actually.

EXTRAS
This is the biggest letdown of the disc, the only main extra is the theatrical trailer framed at 1:85:1/16:9 enhanced with DD 2.0 sound, it's not a bad trailer but it doesn't sell the movie that well.
FINAL THOUGHTS
Why are you still here reading this, get the disc.

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: 25 May 2000 01:48:14 +1100 .

DVD INFORMATION
Region Coding: Region 4
No of Discs: 1
OFLC Rating MA15+
Running Time: 110 minutes
Case Type: Snapper Case
Release Date: 10/5/1999
Catalog Number: 14202
List Price: $29.95
Distributor: Warner Bros.
DISC SPECIFICATIONS
Disc Format: PAL
Disc Type: Label only
Disc Format: SS-SL
Chapters: 44
Macrovision: Yes
Manufacturer: WAMO
VIDEO SPECIFICATIONS
Aspect Ratio: 2:35:1
Anamorphic: Yes
Film Format: 35mm
SOUND SPECIFICATIONS
Dolby Digital:

5.1 Surround

DTS: None
PCM Stereo: None
Other: None
Languages:


English
French
Italian
Subtitles: Yes
SPECIAL FEATURES
Audio Commentary: None
Theatrical Trailer: Yes
Teaser Trailer: None
TV Spots: None
Dolby Trailer: None
Documentary: None
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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