Movie ••• Picture •••½ Sound •••½ Extras •••½
From a home theater perspective, this is a solid DVD. The muted tones of Massachusetts by day are juxtaposed nicely against the neon glitz of Vegas at night - all the better to illustrate the paradox of our heroes' worlds. The picture has above-average detail and plenty of oversaturated (but not distorted) colors on the casino floors and in the high-roller suites. The Dolby Digital 5.1 sound is very good, too, but not for the usual reasons. Although there are some decent surround-channel effects and an involving sense of space in the many gambling scenes, the real star of the show is the music. Tracks from Rihanna, the Aliens, Junkie XL, and many more serve up punctuating sonics with excellent presence and bass response.
The two-disc Deluxe Edition has a digital copy of the film, along with a commentary led by director Robert Luketic and a pair of typical making-of featurettes. But the most interesting extra is a ballsy little treatise on card counting, wherein cast members succinctly explain the ins and outs of legal cheating.