GO: Deluxe Collector's Edition
Columbia / 1999 / 98 Mins / Rated MA15+

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MOVIE
Here is a movie very much in the vain of Pulp Fiction. 3 different stories that intersect into one. So if you didn't like that style from Pulp Fiction your not going to like this one very much are you???

The first story is about a girl named Ronna.  Ronna works at a convenience store and need some extra cash so she swaps shifts with Simon because he has to go away to Las Vegas for the weekend. During her shift she meets two guys, Adam & Zack. They need some drugs for a party and there usual dealer is Simon but he has gone away so Ronna tries to make a deal for herself to make extra money. Things go very much wrong for Ronna and by the end of her story she has been hit by a car and left for dead.

The movie then shifts over to Simon and his antics in Las Vegas, from having sex with 2 women, setting fire to a hotel room, shooting a mobsters arm and then having to steal a Ferrari to get away, Simon's holiday certainly was busy and is definitely the funniest of the 3.

The final story center's around Adam & Zack yet again and partially goes over what was shown in the first story but the expands upon it so you can find out what happens to Ronna.

I enjoyed Go. It was well put together, well acted and well filmed and was not a waste of 90 minutes like some other movies out there today.  It also has to have one of the best main title dissolves of a movie I have seen as the Columbia logo fades out and into the movie seamlessly.

VIDEO
There's no doubt about it. This is a reference quality transfer. Shadow detail was perfect as were the colors, The transfer was very sharp and was very easy on the eyes. Top notch!

There were no MPEG artifacts present. The original print looked spotless as well.

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

This is an RSDL disc. The change occurs at 70:36.

AUDIO

Two soundtracks on this disc. English Dolby Digital 5.1 and German Dolby Digital 5.1. I listened to the English soundtrack.

Right from the start our ears are treated to an immersive sound field. The surrounds are used throughout as is the .1 channel and there is wonderful surround channel separation in some scenes. Definitely one of the better soundtracks as well. There is also a Dolby Digital 2.0 soundtrack for directors commentary.

EXTRAS
A good selection of extras.

Extras Include:
Theatrical Trailer:
A rocking Dolby Digital 5.1 surround encoded trailer framed at 1:85:1.

Feature Directors Commentary: Sorry to say I haven't listened to all of this yet. From the first 20 minutes I have heard it is very informative.

Featurette: A short and quite pointless featurette. More of an extended trailer really.

Deleted Scenes: 14 of them. Seems that most are still in the movie. Don't know how you would call all these deleted scenes.

Music Videos: There are 3 music videos on this disc. "New" by No Doubt, "Magic Carpet Ride" by Phillip Stier and Steppenwolf and "Steal My Sunshine" by Len. These are average videos.

Subtitles Include: Closed Captioned, German, Dutch, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Icelandic, Hindi, Hebrew, Turkish, Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Norwegian, Greek

FINAL THOUGHTS
A great movie on a great disc. Well worth the $39.95.

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 5.1 speaker system.

Copyright 2000 by [Roger Ward].
Revised: 25 May 2000 14:50:26 +1100 .

DVD INFORMATION
Region Coding: Region 4
No of Discs: 1
OFLC Rating MA15+
Running Time: 98 minutes
Case Type: Brackley Case
Release Date: 14/2/00
Catalog Number: D28019
List Price: $39.95
Distributor: Columbia/Tri-Star
DISC SPECIFICATIONS
Disc Format: PAL
Disc Type: Picture Disc
Disc Format: SS-RSDL
Chapters: 28
Macrovision: Yes
Manufacturer: Sony DVD Center
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
German
Subtitles: Yes
SPECIAL FEATURES
Audio Commentary: Yes
Theatrical Trailer: Yes
Teaser Trailer: None
TV Spots: None
Dolby Trailer: City Trailer
Documentary: Yes
Cast & Crew Bios: None
Deleted Scenes: Yes
Music Videos: Yes
DVD Rom Content: None
Collectable Booklet: None
Scene Access: Yes
Animated Menus: Yes
Production Notes: None
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