Unforgiven
Warner Bros. / 1992 / 125 Mins / Rated M15+


MOVIE
Now I'm not usually a western watcher, in fact I hate them but, Unforgiven is a movie which I consider the jewel in Clint Eastwood's movie career. The story revolves around a small town called Big Whiskey in the 1880s. The town is run by the local sheriff (Gene Hackman), who is one mean SOB. As the movie starts we witness a prostitute being cut up by one of her customers, after the poor justice from Hackman, they hire some assassins who are played by Morgan Freeman and Clint Eastwood to kill the offending men and collect some much needed reward money. Top viewing. Now I know the review sounds pretty weak but if I go deeply into the story I would give most of it away, and I don't like to do that, besides it would probably take up about and extra page if I did.
VIDEO

The video transfer is framed at 2:35:1 and is very crisp and clean with very little noise and exhibits excellent color fidelity and the colors are on the whole very rich, there are a few scenes that seem a little wanting but it's not that noticeable and the shadow detail is great as it exhibits very little noise.

AUDIO

I can't believe this is the same movie I watched a few months ago. The new Dolby Digital 5.1 mix sounds very impressive. The dialog sounds natural with good spatial integration. The music and sound effects are also well mixed and present a very nice wide sound stage.

EXTRAS
Extra's, well there really isn't that many on this disc, apart from a few production notes, cast info and your obligatory scene access menus, I'm afraid that's your lot with this disc. Very disappointing.
FINAL THOUGHTS
A great movie and one that totally deserves the DVD treatment. Pity about the lack of extras on the disc. Even if you don't like westerns, you will like this movie.

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: 26 May 2000 00:26:51 +1100 .

DVD INFORMATION
Region Coding: Region 4
No of Discs: 1
OFLC Rating M15+
Running Time: 125 Mins
Case Type: Snapper Case
Release Date: 7/10/1998
Catalog Number: 12531
List Price: $29.95
Distributor: Warner Bros.
DISC SPECIFICATIONS
Disc Format: PAL
Disc Type: Label Only
Disc Format: SS-SL
Chapters: 33
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: None
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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