Under Siege
Warner Bros. / 1992 / 98 Mins / Rated M15+


MOVIE
Steven Seagal has never been one of my favorite actors but this effort from Andrew "The Fugitive" Davis is one of Seagal's more enjoyable movies.

The movie revolves around the U.S.S. Missouri, one of America's biggest and soon to be decommissioned Battleships. 

On her way to her final destination she is craftily hijacked by the executive officer (Gary Busey) and an ex Navy Seal and "wet boy" played by Tommy Lee Jones.

Now of course there has to be a one man army to resist this hijack and that man is Casey Ryback (Seagal) who is the cook/ex Navy Seal. 

Using his patented, Slap them like a girl till they fall or I kill them move, Rybeck moves through the ship in order to stop the terrorists stealing nuclear Tomahawk missiles. With good direction and performances, Under Siege is an enjoyable addition to your collection.

VIDEO
Under Siege has a sharp transfer, Colors were acceptable if a little muted. Shadow Detail was slightly lacking. There were some slight MPEG artifacts in the first 30 minutes of the movie which did settle down though. There were no film artifacts noted.

Under Siege is framed at 1:85:1 and is 16:9 enhanced.

This is a single-sided, single layer disc.

AUDIO

Where the video fails slightly the sound rushes though and scores a touchdown.

Encoded in Dolby 5.1, Under Siege is a very immersive soundtrack with great surround integration and directional effects that never overtook the soundstage. It really makes you feel like you in the middle.

Dialog was always easy to hear.

EXTRAS

There are no extras whatsoever. 

Subtitles: English, French, Italian, Arabic, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Closed Captioned.

FINAL THOUGHTS
Fun movie on a good disc. Well worth adding to the collection.

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: 18 Aug 2000 01:21:51 +1100 .

DVD INFORMATION
Region Coding: Region 4
No of Discs: 1
OFLC Rating M15+
Running Time: 98 Mins
Case Type: Snapper Case
Release Date: 7/2/2000
Catalog Number: 12420
List Price: $34.95
Distributor: Warner Bros.
DISC SPECIFICATIONS
Disc Format: PAL
Disc Type: Picture Disc
Disc Format: SS-SL
Chapters: 29
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
French
Italian
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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