ANCHOR BAY keeps on proving that there are plenty of older titles worth revisiting on dvd, and many are superior to what's out now! "PROJECT X" is just one example. A very young Matthew Broderick and Helen Hunt star in this drama/adventure. While it's often intense, it's a great film for the whole family. Director Jonathan Kaplan continues to be one of the most overlooked directors in Hollywood. In "PROJECT X" he creates an atmosphere that alternates between fun and suspenseful, without ever seeming forced. Broderick plays an Air Force pilot, whom befriends a Chimpanzee, as part of a secret government test project, and finds there are some cruel and sinister things going on.
"PROJECT X" makes a case for animal rights without ever feeling politically bent. It's just a great film.
ANCHOR BAY has preserved the film's proper aspect ratio of 1.85:1 with 16:9 enhancement. Colors are solid throughout. While grain intrudes during a few scenes, for the most part it's not noticeable. There's great detail in ever scene and contrast is impressive, allowing for fine definition in darker moments. Fleshtones appear natural.
ANCHOR BAY has presented a DOLBY DIGITAL 2.0 mix. What few directional effects exist, are targeted towards the front soundstage. Surrounds are employed for musical boosting only. Fidelity is fine although a little dated. Dialogue is always intelligible and free from distortion.