FOX has released one of the best “rock” comedies that
has ever seen. “GARAGE DAYS” pays homage to garage bands in a witty
and heart-felt way. Reminiscent in spots of “TRAINSPOTTING” with its
kinetic pacing and visuals, it’s undeniably funny as well. There are
plenty of oddball characters to like her. Freddy, the lead band
member, his weary girlfriend bass player, Tanya, and a hilarious
drummer, Lucius, are the main focus of the film, but there are plenty
of equally captivating characters we come across as well.
There’s a gag that runs through the whole film and makes for a huge
revelation at the film’s ending that we won’t ruin here, but it’s
FOX has preserved the film’s original 1.85:1 aspect
ratio, with 16:9
enhancement. The colors are solid and there’s excellent detail in
virtually every scene. There are some surprising intrusions of
grain, but they can’t diminish an otherwise great looking transfer.
Fleshtones appear natural.
FOX has provided a Dolby Digital 5.1 mix. It’s
and Director Alex Proyas enhances the punch to his visual dynamics
with directional/panning and other engulfing effects. Bass is also
very active. Even with layers of effects, the dialogue is always
intelligible and free from distortion. There are plenty of extras
here, but they’re spread out over both sides of the disc, and can’t
be accessed in their entirety on just the full-frame or letterboxed
A commentary with the director offers a comfortable
time with him
offering contrasts to his other films as well as plenty of info
regarding the film’s effects and more. He’s a good speaker.
A deleted scenes section offers a few minutes of
scenes, but none of
them are worthwhile.
A “Goofs” section offers some great guffaws!
“GARAGE DAYS BACKSTAGE PASS” offers some behind-the-scenes footage.
“BEHIND THE GARAGE DOOR: INTERVIEWS” offers minutes
with the main
characters, discussing their parts and the director.