Spy Kids DVD Review

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  1. Frank Abeyta

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    Just watched the Spy Kids DVD.
    Framed at 1.85:1, this is one impressive transfer.
    Amazing level of detail. Perfectly saturated colors.
    Pure Eye Candy. Cute movie too.
    DD 5.1 audio track was pretty explosive as well, including one dizzying 360 degree sound effect.
    This is a bare bones release. The only extra is a trailer (full screen, DD 5.1).
    Note that this is the original theatrical version, not the Director's cut that was released in theaters during the summer.
    No doubt there will be a Loaded SE DVD released next year.
    For those who love the movie but might hesitate buying this DVD, think of it as a "Superbit" DVD.
    After all, this movie is only 88 minutes and yet is spread over a featureless Dual Layer DVD with a transfer rate pegged at 8 to 10 throughout the film.
     
  2. Adam Lenhardt

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    Funny you should mention this... I just finished watching a temp version of this film (temp music score, some special effects sequences in complete *no textures*) which unfortuneately crapped out right after Spoiler:they meet their real uncle. This has shot up from the bottom of my list to fairly close to the top... what I've seen is absolutely delightful. I'll see if I can fit it in(must think of upcoming holiday shopping, unfortuneately...). If so, this is one for me to pick up.
    Thanks for the update.
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  3. Jeremy Conrad

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    Anyone know if this is a direct transfer from the original digital source or if they used film? Spy Kids was shot digitally and was one of the things to truly convince Lucas that he made the right choice to do Ep2 digitally.
     
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  5. Adam Lenhardt

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    I just found out about a $10 off $65 purchase at Amazon (DSCVRBACKSCH), so I went along and preordered Spy Kids, TPM, and The Simpsons (Complete First Season).
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  6. Dan Hitchman

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    If it's a good flick I'll wait for the SE.
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