There are many fine visual touches throughout the film and there are plenty of moments where the film surprisingly, effectively takes the viewer somewhere unpredicted.
WARNER BROS. has presented a widescreen image pretty close to the original 2.40:1 theatrical aspect ratio, but it’s closer to 2:20. The image, while completely artifact-free, isn’t consistently dazzling. Colors are much richer than the standard dvd, but the level of detail varies from scene to scene. At times, the level of detail is wonderful, almost 3-d, but there are large portions wherein it fails to blow the viewer away in the manner one expects from HIGH DEFINITION. Blacks and grays are much deeper than the standard dvd.
WARNER BROS. has presented a DOLBY DIGITAL PLUS 5.1 mix. Surrounds are used sparingly, with subtle effects appearing occasionally, but separation is used effectively with the front soundstage. The music is terrific and it’s used effectively through all speakers. In comparison to the Dolby Digital 5.1 mix on the standard dvd, the DOLBY DIGITAL PLUS 5.1 is offers better dynamic range and better bass.WARNER BROS. has provided several additional scenes, outtakes and the theatrical trailer.