COLUMBIA TRISTAR has released “HOOK” as part of their “SUPERBIT” collection.
Spielberg’s take on the “PETER PAN” classic has its flaws, but it also has enough wonderful moments, and inspired performances, especially that of Robin Williams and Dustin Hoffman, to make for great entertainment for the entire family.
Williams stars as a grown-up Peter Pan, whom has forgotten his past, and begun to raise his own family. However, the lost magic of his childhood is rekindled when he must rescue his own children from the hand of Captain Hook!
COLUMBIA TRISTAR has preserved the film’s 2.35:1 aspect ratio, with 16:9 enhancement. The colors are incredibly vibrant in every scene, making transfer far superior to the previously available one. While there is still some dirt and other flaws from the master source, the overall quality is outstanding! Contrast is outstanding, with deep blacks and grays. Fleshtones are natural.
Being a Superbit, this presentation is offered in both Dolby Digital and DTS 5.1. While the Dolby Digital is fine, it lacks the full range and aggressiveness of the DTS mix. As with the best DTS tracks, bass is far better in this mode as well. Dialogue is always intelligible and free from distortion.