Based on a true story, "REMEMBER THE TITANS" is one of those rare "sports-inspiration" films that has real substance to it. Set in 1971, the plot revolves around how a specific high school and community deals with forced integration, focusing on the football team as a microcosm of the social experiment. Being a Jerry Bruckheimer film, there are a fair share of cliche's, but there are a surprising amount of moments that feel real, even with the penchant for sentimentality. Denzel Washington and Will Patton give the film a sense of powerhouse drama and Director Boaz Yakin has finally made a film that delivers all the way through.
BUENA VISTA has provided a 1080p/MPEG-4 transfer with the 2.35:1 aspect ratio intact. In comparison to the recent "director's cut" offered on dvd, this blu-ray is notably brighter in virtually every scene. There are plenty of dark moments, but detail is still dazzling there and everywhere else. While the football scenes provide great use of vibrant colors, there aren't any moments where colors are marginal.
BUENA VISTA has provided a PCM 5.1 mix. It's also dazzling, offering great surround and discrete effects throughout the film, as well as a rousing score and brilliant clarity within more subtle moments. Bass can be appropriately thunderous, without overshadowing dialogue.
All of the extras from the dvd, including commentaries, deleted scenes and featurettes are carried over here.