An unusual animated sci-fi film, "RENAISSANCE", has been released by BUENA VISTA on dvd. Daniel Craig stars as a character named Karas, tougher than James Bond, and apparently more plagued with more decisions, this Officer is trying to find and save a beautiful geneticist, holding the key to immortality. "RENAISSANCE" purportedly took close to a decade to produce and there are some great visual moments. However, nothing in it comes close to being as impressive as "SIN CITY," in spite of its intentionally "Graphic novel-like" look. The story is interesting, but the story becomes convoluted early on and the ending is certain to leave many viewers dissatisfied.
BUENA VISTA has provided a 2.35:1 transfer with 16:9 enhancement. The image is essentially black&white with instances of color. The contrast is outstanding and blacks are deep and whites tend to come close to blinding at times! It's a great looking transfer.
BUENA VISTA has provided a Dolby Digital 5.1 mix. It's one of the best, most creative soundmixes to come out on dvd this year. Surrounds are utilized with great impact throughout the film. Even dialogue is utilized in the rear effectively at times. A particular rain sequence helps make this mix stand out above most others of recent memory, due to elaborate effects and direction.
A French short with english subtitles is included.