A standard but engaging action film, "FIREWALL" is now available on BLU-RAY. While there aren't big surprises, the film's so adeptly directed by Richard Loncraine, the fact that there's an overriding sense we've been down this road throughout much of the film, is compensated by the acting, look, and overall pacing.
WARNER BROS. has provided the 2.35:1 aspect ratio. There was really no discernible difference in quality from the HD-DVD image. Detail is impressive throughout, and its level of quality in the darkest scenes is truly amazing! Colors are extremely impressive as well in every single scene. While the standard dvd wasn't bad, this BLU-RAY demonstrates just how much an improvement HIGH-DEF when done right, can offer film lovers.
WARNER BROS. has provided a DOLBY DIGITAL 5.1 mix. It's not an aggressive mix, although surrounds kick in during a few action sequences and the bass gets to show off its power here too. Throughout most of the film, surrounds and discrete effects are employed in a subtle but effective manner. Dialogue is well balanced throughout. While the HD-DVD Dolby Digital Plus 5.1 mix offered a mix with slightly better definition, the differences are extremely hard to distinguish.
The same extras, less a trailer, available on the HD-DVD, are made available here as well.