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SRP $29.99 2.35:1(16:9) DOLBY DIGITAL 5.1 BUENA VISTA

Another film based on a video game, "STAY ALIVE" revolves around a group of young friends, refusing to learn from the "unexplained" murder of a friend.  After receiving the victim's game, they choose to play, with results that allow the horrors of the game to transcend into reality, and the body count rises.

BUENA VISTA has provided the correct 2.35:1 aspect ratio with 16:9 enhancement.  Not one of the better looking transfers to come from this studio lately. There are intrusive artifacts and the overall image appears too soft. Contrast is not on par with many of the studio's better releases.

BUENA VISTA has provided a Dolby Digital 5.1 mix. It's terrific!  Few recent releases utilize the capabilities of 5.1 as "STAY ALIVE" does.  All speakers play a significant role in what's happening on screen for most of the film. There are plenty of great bass/panning effects as well. Dialogue is always intelligible and free from distortion.