Russia DVD Review

[dP Digital] [2:35:1] [Region 5] [PAL] [117 minutes]

  Russia 2003  DVD coverAustralia DVD

FEATURES

The Menu system is can be configured to English audio in 5.1 and English with audio directly dubbed
over the top by a male and female Russian speaker (unusual to native English speakers but maybe
this is the common practice in Russia). There is no full Russian voice cast dubbed soundtrack.

Subtitles are in Russian only
 

  The movie itself is the 'Hybrid' version as seen on disc one of the original Anchor Bay release and is
presented anamorphically. As far as the picture quality goes, the Hybrid version is an excellent print
but the colour balance is different to Michael Mann's preferred scheme.


The menu system is very nicely realized with animated logo's and the soundtrack music accompanying
them. The scene selection picture's are actual moving images which is something I like to see.
 

 

EXTRAS

The DVD contains a variety of US trailers with Russian narration andsome biographical information
on the leads and Michael Mann.

Surprisingly the Anchor Bay documentary 'Inside Manhunter' is present on the DVD with Russian
overdub
.

SUMMARY

Ideal for the Russian market, the packaging is in a plastic Jewel-case design. It's cheap too, costing
only 10 to import.
 

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