DVD REVIEW: Unbreakable
|Buena Vista |
Movie •••• DVD ••••½
This two-disc DVD set is to be savored. The THX-supervised transfer is superb, drawing plenty of detail from a mass of contrasting images. Dimly lit sequences are often juxtaposed with bold - and relevant - splotches of color. In fact, I recommend liberal use of the still-frame function; Shyamalan's compositions are beautiful, meaty, and always in the service of the story.
Unbreakable is the first title in Disney's Vista series of bonus-filled DVD packages, and the extras here include a commentary by the director and cast, eight deleted scenes, and a multi-angle look at a key sequence. There's also an excerpt from a Shyamalan short movie and a featurette on the more important comic-book artists. This is simply the best DVD I've come across so far this year. English, Dolby Digital and DTS 5.1; French and Spanish, Dolby Digital 5.1; letterboxed (2.35:1) and anamorphic widescreen; one single- and one dual-layer disc.