SRP $39.98 2.35:1 DTS-HD Lossless 5.1 FOX
 

"BEHIND ENEMY LINES" offers some worthwhile surprise within it. To begin with, Director John Moore doesn't ruin the film, not an easy task for this guy! He typically seems to be inspired by Brett Ratner, in terms of lacking any vision.

The biggest surprise lies in the fact that Owen Wilson is half-way decent in the action hero role. Sure, he's great at being the funny but likeable guy, but being tough is a challenge and he's at least competent here.  Wilson plays a hot-shot pilot(that's original, no?), bored with having little to do on an aircraft carrier. Things change drastically when upon a routine mission, he goes off-course and witnesses a Bosnia/Darfur-like massacre taking place. After being shot down, he must evade a pretty nasty villain and plenty of marauding troops willing to do whatever necessary to capture and kill him.  Most of the film is devoted to his attempt at finding freedom while his commander(Gene Hackman) tries bucking the system to rescue him. It's a better script than in most action films of late, and things move at a fast enough pace to make it easy to overlook plot holes.

FOX has provided a 1080p/MPEG-4 transfer with 2.35:1 aspect ratio. This is a solid transfer. It's noticeably better than the dvd in almost every scene. The only problem we noticed was artifacting in a few scenes. Colors are rich and the detail is often spectacular, as is evident particularly in snow shots. There are deep blacks, making contrast impressive in the darkest scenes.

FOX has provided a HD-DTS Lossless 5.1 mix. This is a great mix! Surrounds are used with maximum effect throughout, but there's a mine scene which is a perfect sequence for one to show off their sound system. Plenty of discrete/panning and bass effects throughout. Dialogue is always intelligible, in spite of layers upon layers of effects and music.

An audio commentary wherein Moore proves he's clueless as to his capabilities, provides some unintended comic relief. The trailer for the film in full 1080 is included.