Jeremiah Johnson
Warner Bros. / 1972 / 116 Mins / Rated PG


MOVIE
This is a very different movie, a sort of Dances with Wolves but 20 years earlier. It's the story of Jeremiah Johnson (Robert Redford) a shady character who comes to the rocky mountains to begin life anew, as if he is trying to hide something or is running from someone. 

In his first year he is so unprepared he nearly dies, another victim of the power of nature. But after being saved by an old hermit who also lives in the woods, he develops enough skills to begin fending for himself, the story then moves along as he tries to tame nature, the elements, Indians and pretty much anything else that gets thrown at him along the way. 

As you can probably tell I didn't like the movie very much but I stuck it out, although this movie is great to watch if I have insomnia. 2 hours of a bloke roughing' it. No thanks.

VIDEO

Pretty poor actually the were a lot of specks and noise in the picture and it seem to wobble and shimmer quite a bit, it looks like they have tried to clean it up but they didn't do a very good job at it.  The movie did also have an overture, intermission and closing sequence scores. I did like that.

Jeremiah Johnson is Framed at 2:35:1 and is 16:9 enhanced.

This is a single sided, single layer disc.

AUDIO

Again the movie has been re mastered in Dolby Digital 5.1, but the movie didn't seem very immersive. 

Hardly used the surround channels at all and the .1 channel didn't even peep, the sound only seemed to come out of the front 3 channels, at least the dialog was clear and easy to understand.

EXTRAS
A couple of things on this disc, you get production notes, a trailer, a ten minute Featurette and scene access commands. The box states that the movie has a French soundtrack on it, but only an English soundtrack is included.
FINAL THOUGHTS
Overall I was quite disappointed by the movie and the disc quality. For starters the Featurette was in a stupid box but that is 16x9 enhanced so it was easily fixed, the movie was as boring as whale shit and there weren't many extras on the disc. And I also think there isn't enough chapters on the disc as well. Get the disc if you really need to but I would personally stay clear.

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 15:01:31 +1100 .

DVD INFORMATION
Region Coding: Region 4
No of Discs: 1
OFLC Rating PG
Running Time: 116 Mins
Case Type: Snapper Case
Release Date: 7/10/98
Catalog Number: 11061
List Price: $29.95
Distributor: Warner Bros.
DISC SPECIFICATIONS
Disc Format: PAL
Disc Type: Label Only
Disc Format: SS-SL
Chapters: 29
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
Subtitles: Yes
SPECIAL FEATURES
Audio Commentary: None
Theatrical Trailer: Yes
Teaser Trailer: None
TV Spots: None
Dolby Trailer: None
Documentary: Yes
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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