SRP $24.96 1.85:1(16:9) DOLBY DIGITAL 5.1 COLUMBIA TRISTAR

Wasn’t there a time when Gary Oldman only took bold and creative parts in bold and creative films? Well, something strange has happened. After the last great film role he had in “THE CONTENDER”, he’s taken some weird, stereotype roles in films that qualify as marginally entertaining at best. “SIN” is such an example. In spite of some fine acting by Ving Rhames and Oldman, the film never rises above a cable-tv atmosphere in its plot about an ex-cop/one-armed vigilante. He doesn’t pause in using violence, and after his sister is raped,…well…,his violent actions help to make what Bronson’s character of “Paul” did in the “Death Wish” films seem like a wimp.

COLUMBIA TRISTAR has preserved the film’s 1.85:1 aspect ratio, with 16:9 enhancement. Colors are generally decent, although a bit too soft in spots. The level of detail in this transfer is just above average, and there are a fair amount of artifacts as well. Contrast is impressive. Fleshtones appear natural.

COLUMBIA TRISTAR has presented a Dolby Digital 5.1 mix. It’s non-aggressive, making limited use of rear effects. Dialogue is unintelligible at times. This is a marginally acceptable mix. A trailer has been included.