DVD REVIEWS - Star Trek: Insurrection

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Star Trek: Insurrection (1998), in which Captain Picard and the crew of the Enterprise work to save a paradise planet in defiance of Federation orders, isn't as dramatic as the title promises. Its main assets are its characterizations, especially F. Murray Abraham's over-the-top bad-guy turn. Images on this two-disc set are fine, with clean reproduction of even the smallest computer-generated details like background fish and birds. Sound effects are convincingly placed, but sometimes there's a hint of distortion (less so in DTS). Disc 1 has a pop-up text commentary, and Disc 2 is filled with a making-of documentary, eight production featurettes, storyboards, and deleted scenes, including an alternate ending. [PG] English, Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1, and Dolby Surround; French, Dolby Surround; letterboxed (2.35:1) and anamorphic widescreen; two dual-layer discs.