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Cast Away
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Cast Away (Special Edition-Dts)Cast Away
Ratings / 5
 Sound  4.5 
 Visuals  4.9 
 Effects  5.0 
 Features  4.9 
 Transfer  5.0 
 Packaging  5.0 
 Overall  4.88 
Disc Information
 Audio  DTS ES, Dolby Digital 5.1 EX, Dolby Stereo Surround
 Other Languages  French (Dolby Stereo Surround)
 Subtitles  English, Spanish
 Aspect Ratio  2.35:1 (Animorphic Widescreen)
 Discs  Layers 2  2
 Packaging  Clamshell case w/insert
Bonus Features
 Featurettes  "Wilson: The Life & Death Of A Hollywood Extra", "The Island", "S.T.O.P.: Surviving As A Castaway Survivalists Documetary", Special Effects Vignettes, HBO "First Look" Documentary
 Trailers & Spots  Theatrical Trailers & TV Spots
 Commentaries  Robert Zemeckis & Crew
 Interviews  "The Charlie Rose Show" Interview with Tom Hanks
 Storyboards  Storyboard-To-Film Comparison
 Galleries  Concept Art Gallery
 Other  THX Optimode
Chapter Highlights
 Ch. 6:  Turbulence begins and is a good test of your spakers.

 Ch. 7:  They loose cabin pressure and there is a whilrwind of sound effects.

 Ch. 8:  This chapter has underwater sounds, explosions, and many visual effects. The planes engine explodes which is a visual treat. The digital effects of the life raft in the humongus sea swells are perfect. The day for night photography is beautiful.

 Ch. 9:  Four minutes into chapter nine there are some waves crashing against the reef.

 Ch. 11:  The coconuts hitting the ground sounds cool.

 Ch. 12:  Three minutes in there is a beautiful view of the island from the top of the summit.

 Ch. 14:  The stars fill the night sky with great beauty. Underwater sound effects are great when he trys to get past the breakers for a rescue and the hit he takes against the coral when he fails.

 Ch. 17:  7:47 into it the fire starts and the roaring flames along with the crackle and hiss is a treat. It also looks spectacular.

 Ch. 19:  There are sound effects of the tooth being knocked out. Also there is a morph from fire to water that looks and sounds cool.

 Ch. 23:  The wind change visual effect is cool. There is also a couple cgi whale shots accompanied by some underwater whale sounds.

 Ch. 26:  At 5:40 into the chapter he looks out the window and behind the action of the shot there are about 10 - 20 FedEx® jumbo jets. One of them is heading directly at you in the shot. Now, I was probably supposed to be watching the the conversation in front of them but I have to admit that I was just in awe of these massive machines. I may have missed the whole point of that scene. Oh well, I'll just have to remember that the next time I watch it.
 Strengths:  THX Certified, THX grand trailer, DTS Trailer
 Weaknesses:  trailers in pro logic, no trailers for other movies, two discs (Although, case is normal sized which is a plus.)
 Running Time:  Approx. 143 minutes
 Synopsis:  Tom Hanks "gives one of the towering screen performances of all time" (New York Post) as Chuck Noland, a FedEx® systems engineer whose ruled-by-the-clock existance abruptly ends when a harrowing plane crash leaves him isolated on a remote island. As Chuck struggles to survive, he finds that his own personal journey has only just begun...
 Other Thoughts:  I really enjoyed this movie. I think it is one of the best of the year.
A/V System Reviewed On: (DTS ES 6.1)
 Receiver:  Denon AVR-5800
 TV:  Mitsubishi WS-55805
 Speakers:  Polk Audio
 Fronts:  RT 800i
 Center:  CS 400i
 Surrounds:  FX 500i
 Rear Surrounds:  Boston Acoustics 575X THX
 Subwoofer:  PW 650
 DVD Player:  Sony DVP 850D
 Audio:  Monster Cable Interlink® LightSpeed™ 100 Fiber Optic
 Video:  Monster Video® 3 High-Resolution Component Video Cable
 Speaker Wire:  Monster Cable XP with Monster Cable connectors
2nd A/V System Reviewed On: (DD 5.1EX)
 Receiver:  Denon AVR-5800
 TV:  Mitsubishi WS-55805
 Speakers:  Boston Acoustics
 Fronts:  555X THX
 Center:  555X THX
 Surrounds:  575X THX
 Rear Surrounds:  575X THX
 Subwoofer:  Polk Audio PW 650
 DVD Player:  Sony DVP 850D
 Audio:  Monster Cable Interlink® LightSpeed™ 100 Fiber Optic
 Video:  Monster Video® 3 High-Resolution Component Video Cable
 Speaker Wire:  Monster Cable XP with Monster Cable connectors

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