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Minority Report

Minority Report (2002) is a great American movie saddled onto two DVDs with a bunch of mundane supplements. This is a much "colder" disc than the one for the extended version of The Lord Of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. The craftsmen obviously take pride in what they have done individually, but there is no sense that they loved the overall project, something which is communicated on the LOTR disc. The festivities commence with a superb anamorphic transfer (2.39:1) of the film. Director of Photography Janusz Kaminski intentionally goes for a grainy, bluish, and bleached-out look, and it works perfectly for the content of the film. Audio buffs have three choices, comprising DTS 5.1, Dolby Digital 5.1, and Dolby 2.0 Surround, and it's safe to say that sound production is spectacular. Disc Two offers the supplements in six large divisions: "From Story to Screen," "Deconstructing Minority Report," "The Stunts of Minority Report," "ILM and Minority Report," a "Final Report" that is a combined pair of video interviews with Steven Spielberg and Tom Cruise. Finally, there is an "unofficial" segment called "Archives," which contains a substantial amount of further information about the film's making with Production Concepts and Storyboard Sequences. Trailers, cast/crew notes. Dual-DVD slimline keep-case.
—D. K. Holm

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