Especially after viewing the hour-long production doc, how might anyone not fall for Helen Slater, the then newly-minted 19 year-old star of the Salkind spin-off, Supergirl?
While the production may be in the “for DC Super-hero completists” category, it’s still a sweet, if not terribly brilliant ride.
Low-rentish effects, seem to have necessitated an overall soft look to the film. Too many wires, not enough digital abilities.
Even with the soft look – and there is requisite grain – which tells me it’s the look of the film, there’s still one giant cable in a shot of Ms Slater is yanked out of a lake, and into the air, in full SG regalia.
It will be a treat for fans to finally have a quality version of the film, as well as a new a new DVD of the “rare” director’s cut, of which there are only five copies known.
Checking over at Sotheby’s the last to hit auction brought an impressive $863,000! Eight times the going rate for a clean initialed copy of the 1926 Seven Pillars!
Bottom line, apparently derived from an IP, Warner Achive’s new Blu-ray is head and shoulders above any previous release, and along with DTS-HD 5.1, yields a quality representation of the film.
Image – 4
Audio – 5 (DTS-HD MA 5.1)
Pass / Fail – Pass
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