Outbreak
Warner Bros. / 1995 / 123 Mins / Rated M15+


MOVIE
Outbreak is one of my favorite action/trailer movies released in the past few years, directed beautifully by Wolfgang Peterson (Air Force One, Das Boot, In The Line of Fire) It tells the story of of a monkey from Africa that is infected with the Ebola virus, after contact with the animal in the U.S. a man is infected with the virus, as moves his way across the country, he is admitted to a hospital. 

Anyway after several people are infected with the virus, the thing rears it's ugly head in a small town. Because so many people are infected the town is put into quarantine and thus, the story really begins, will the town be destroyed? 

Will a antidote be found in town, and just what it the government conspiracy behind the whole thing? With great acting, great writing, excellent sound and beautiful camerawork, this is one great DVD to have.

VIDEO

The picture itself seems quite scratchy and does have the occasional artifact that shows up from time to time, but I think this is actually derived from the master itself, but it is still watch able. I believe that this is from the region 2 version as it has the same problems as well.

Outbreak is framed at 1:85:1 and is 16:9 enhanced.

This is a single-sided, single-layer disc.

AUDIO

WOW reference quality, the sound format in the movie is Dolby Digital 5.1 and screams reference quality. The sound stage is very immersive and is very aggressive. The surrounds are used very frequently and the .1 channel is very impressive, especially when explosions are happening. Makes a great demo disc for sound!

EXTRAS
Ho hum, what extras, production notes, cast biographies and scene selections, pretty disappointing.
FINAL THOUGHTS
Just get this disc, even though there isn't many extra's on the movie & sound quality kick on this DVD, again like Mars Attacks!, just go and get the disc, top stuff!

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 20:33:16 +1100 .

DVD INFORMATION
Region Coding: Region 4
No of Discs: 1
OFLC Rating M15+
Running Time: 123 Mins
Case Type: Snapper Case
Release Date: 29/12/1998
Catalog Number: 13632
List Price: $34.95
Distributor: Warner Bros.
DISC SPECIFICATIONS
Disc Format: PAL
Disc Type: Label Only
Disc Format: SS-SL
Chapters: 45
Macrovision: Yes
Manufacturer: WAMO
VIDEO SPECIFICATIONS
Aspect Ratio: 1:85:1
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: None
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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