Rocketeer
Touchstone / 1991 / 105 Mins / Rated PG


MOVIE
Rocketeer is a great escapist movie in the vain of the Indiana Jones movies, great good guys v bad guys. It's 1938 Los Angeles and the bad guys in this one are of course the Nazis. 

Cliff Seacord (Bill Campbell) is a test pilot in a small airfield who is testing a new plane out when he gets in the way of  a shoot out occurs between the mob and the FBI and his plane gets shot down. In the commotion a package is stashed in a hanger at the airfield. Seacord finds this package and wondering what it is, after some initial tests the Rocketeer springs into action saving people and the world at the same time. 

Look for Timothy Dalton in a great role a the bad guy Nazi spy who wants the rocket pack so the Nazi's can take over the world. 

VIDEO
While not as good as say Crimson Tide this still is a very good transfer  from Buena Vista. The were no MPEG artifacts present in this transfer. The colors are rich and vibrant and it looks a damn site better than when I last saw this movie. 

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

This is a single-sided, single layer disc.

AUDIO
Rocketeer is encoded in Dolby Digital 5.0 sound. The seems quite a little light on in the surround area and is not as aggressive as some other movies, but the sound still is enjoyable and is adequate enough for most effects. The .1 channel has no sound coming out at all. That's the main downside to the disc. There are some scenes where the .1 channel would come in handy.
EXTRAS
As this is a Buena Vista title there are absolutely no extras on this disc.
FINAL THOUGHTS
This is a fun disc for all ages and I highly recommend it.

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 21:16:23 +1100 .

DVD INFORMATION
Region Coding: Region 4
No of Discs: 1
OFLC Rating PG
Running Time: 105 Mins
Case Type: Black Amaray
Release Date: 10/8/1999
Catalog Number: 34563
List Price: $34.95
Distributor: Buena Vista
DISC SPECIFICATIONS
Disc Format: PAL
Disc Type: Label Only
Disc Format: SS-SL
Chapters: 15
Macrovision: Yes
Manufacturer: WAMO
VIDEO SPECIFICATIONS
Aspect Ratio: 2:35:1
Anamorphic: Yes
Film Format: 35mm
SOUND SPECIFICATIONS
Dolby Digital:

5.0 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: 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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