"YELLOW" is one of those films that makes it hard not to cringe to throughout its entire duration. It's really that bad. Worse, it takes itself more seriously than "SHOWGIRLS," which, as hard as it is to exclaim, "is a better film!" Roselyn Sanchez has recently stated that she believes "Yellow" to be the project she's most proud of. Well, we know she doesn't have self-esteem issues if she said that! Sanchez portrays Amaryllis, a ballerina living in Puerto Rico, whom decides to follow her uncertain dream of finding fame and wealth as a dancer in America. Without any job or place to sleep, she finds herself working as a stripper in the big apple. Of course, she also finds some really decent people, wanting to help her without wanting anything in return. She also finds love, but will it be fleeting, or something real? Who cares? "YELLOW" makes "GLITTER" look like "AMERICAN BEAUTY." Sanchez isn't hard to look at, but as far as her acting ability, she's been more convincing as a detective in "RUSH HOUR 2!" Those hoping to find nudity, will be disappointed as any nude scenes really mask her quite well. The strip club scenes are so unrealistic, they're embarrassing, but at least they provide the film's only real laughs, unintentional as they are.
SONY has provided the correct 2.35:1 aspect ratio with 16:9 enhancement. Colors are solid. Contrast is decent, but darker scenes lack the detail found on many of SONY's superior dvds. Fleshtones are accurate throughout. Some grain is present, but never too intrusive.
SONY has provided a Dolby Digital 5.1 mix. Surrounds kick in during a few scenes with ambient effects and music, but separation is mostly delegated to the front speakers. Bass effects are virtually non-existent. Dialogue is always intelligible and free from distortion.
SONY has included an interview with Sanchez, apparently, immune from embarrassment. There are some deleted scenes included, none of which add to the already dull film's benefit.