A Few Good Men
Columbia / 1992 / 132 Mins / Rated M15+


MOVIE
Gripping stuff, a U.S. marine is killed in a hazing ceremony by 2 enlisted officers and Guantonamo Bay, Cuba. The men claim that they were just following the orders of their base commander Col. Jessup, played with great skill by Jack Nicholson in one of his best roles. 

He and his other officers claim they did it as revenge for the marine informing on them, who is right? Well that question must be answered by Tom Cruise and Demi Moore who are assigned to defend the 2 suspected marines and try to uncover an info they can, even if it means bringing down a high ranking officer. 

Also great in the cast is Kevin Bacon as the prosecuting attorney and in a very small role Cuba Gooding, JR as a testifying marine. Check it out.

VIDEO
A Few Good Men  is very clear and that seems to be the norm with all the Columbia Tri-Star discs so far. The movie has excellent color fidelity and natural flesh tones. The dark are also generally good, although there are a few scenes in which there is some distracting noise in them.

This is a single sided, single layer disc.

A Few Good Men is framed at 2:35:1 and is 16:9 enhanced.

AUDIO
Well what can I say about the sound in the movie, it's only encoded in 2 channel MPEG or Dolby Surround. While not a bad thing, it's not the best type of sound I would expect from this new format, that is something I would accept from and VHS release of the movie. While on the whole it's sounds acceptable for this type of courtroom drama, there doesn't seem to be as much going on in the rear surround channels as the NTSC Dolby Digital LD version that is knocking around.
EXTRAS
What extras, scene access, DVD trailer and Language selection. Whoopee do.
FINAL THOUGHTS
A great film with an excellent picture but the rest seems pretty disappointing. Really only for the Nicholson fan or if you love the movie. It's doesn't make the best show off disc though.

16:9 ENHANCEMENT DISC RATING

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Copyright 2000 by [Roger Ward].
Revised: 25 May 2000 14:46:14 +1100 .

DVD INFORMATION
Region Coding: Region 4
No of Discs: 1
OFLC Rating M15+
Running Time: 132 minutes
Case Type: Keep Case
Release Date: 5/5/98
Catalog Number: D14593
List Price: $34.95
Distributor: Columbia/Tri-Star
DISC SPECIFICATIONS
Disc Format: PAL
Disc Type: Label Only
Disc Format: SS-SL
Chapters: 24
Macrovision: Yes
Manufacturer: Sony DVD Center
VIDEO SPECIFICATIONS
Aspect Ratio: 2:35:1
Anamorphic: Yes
Film Format: 35mm
SOUND SPECIFICATIONS
Dolby Digital:

None

DTS: None
PCM Stereo: None
Other: MPEG 2.0
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: None
Collectable Booklet: None
Scene Access: Yes
Animated Menus: None
Production Notes: None
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