SRP $26.98 1.85:1 Dolby Digital 5.1 MAGNOLIA FILMS

As important and correct as "AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH WAS," the documentary used as a comparison marketing tool for the new MAGNOLIA dvd release of "FOOD, INC," the two films couldn't be more different. "FOOD, INC" isn't a lecture, and it's never dull!  This impactful documentary doesn't even come across as one-sided! It doesn't have a pro-vegan agenda, only a moral one. It focuses just as much as the abuses against farmers from some real criminals, as much as it does animal abuse. While some far right-conservatives will undoubtedly pronounce "FOOD, INC" as propoganda from the far-left and nothing more, a variety of corporations discussed here, refused to offer their side to certain evidence-based assertions, and their unwillingness to rebut "should" serve at least as some sort of acknowledgement of guilt. They've gotten a way far too long with far too much, and it's unfortunate that it takes some bold filmmakers like the ones behind "Food, Inc." to point this out!

Another "fair and balanced" aspect of this powerful documentary is in the way it actually offers the perspective of "food with integrity' showcasing companies that offer food with "integrity," without animal abuse(other than, of course, the animal's ultimate demise, that is!)

MAGNOLIA FILMS has provided the correct 1.85:1 aspect ratio for this 16:9 enhanced dvd. Colors are often natural, and sometimes vibrant. However, the depth of color saturation depends upon any given scene due to the variety of footage utilized. Grain is often present, but never intrusive. Contrast is remarkably balanced, with detail never becoming lost to shadow.

The Dolby Digital 5.1 mix doesn't offer any real ambience from surround speakers, nor is it expected to in this kind of documentary presentation. However, the score is complimented through all speakers and dialogue is always intelligible.

MAGNOLIA films has provided some great extras here, including a variety of practical and attractive food options for environmentally/morally concerned viewers. A rare and captivating documentary that shouldn't be missed!