In The Line Of Fire
Columbia / 1993 / 124 Mins / Rated M15+


MOVIE
The plot of In the line of Fire is not new, It involves the story of an assassin who wants to assassinate the President of the United States. Our story begins as Frank Horrigan (Clint Eastwood) investigates a death threat towards the President by a shadowy figure we come to know as Booth (John Malkovich) in one of his best ever performances. 

As we delve further into the movie we learn the Horrigan is hunted by his failure to protect President Kennedy 30 years earlier, so he is even more determined now to protect this President.

Along with the obligatory love interest Lily Raines (Rene Russo) the story has enough twists and turns as the suspense builds perfectly to it's climax. 

And it's a great directing effort by Wolfgang Peterson. (Air Force One)

VIDEO
The transfer on In The Line of Fire is outstanding in quality and would rate it as one of the best transfer's to DVD I have seen so far. The shadow detail is clear and there is very little noise, while the color format is of very high standard.

In The Line of Fire is framed at 2:35:1and is 16:9 enhanced.

AUDIO
In The Line of Fire is encoded in a few sound formats namely, English Dolby Digital 5.1, MPEG Multi channel 5.1 and MPEG 2 channel. On the whole the sound is relatively clear and easy to listen to although there were a few scenes where it was a little hard to hear the dialog channel if there is a lot of ambient noise, but this is very rare. On the whole I found the Dolby Digital 5.1 sound format of best quality. The movie makes quite good use of the rear channels when needed and builds atmosphere perfectly.
EXTRAS
Not many extra's on this disc at all, the menu allows you to select from a heap of subtitle languages, sound formats, scene selections and it also includes a Columbia Tri-Star Trailer as well.
FINAL THOUGHTS
This disc is a great addition to the Columbia Tri-Star range and a worthy addition to your collection. It's got a great picture and sound and is a great watch for a fun time at home.

16:9 ENHANCEMENT DISC RATING

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

DVD INFORMATION
Region Coding: Region 4
No of Discs: 1
MPAA Rating M15+
Running Time: 124 Mins
Case Type: Keep Case
Release Date: 5/5/98
Catalog Number: D19668
List Price: $34.95
Distributor: Columbia/Tri-Star
DISC SPECIFICATIONS
Disc Format: PAL
Disc Type: Label Only
Disc Format: SS-SL
Chapters: 21
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
2.0 Surround

DTS: None
PCM Stereo: None
Other: MPEG 5.1
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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