SYNOPSIS: In a
futuristic but familiar world, a high-tech engineer whose
memory has been partially erased must use a group of
unrelated objects, including a wire, a ticket stub and a bus
token as clues to discover the truth about his previous
identity, and collect a paycheck he had been awaiting. Based
on the short story by science fiction author Phillip K.
On May 19,2009 Paramount Home
Entertainment will be releasing on Blu-ray for the first
time, the sci-fi thriller Paycheck. The 2003 film directed
by John Woo and starring Ben Affleck , Uma Thurman , Aaron
Eckhart , Michael Hall and Emily Holmes. The Blu-ray will
include the same special features included in the DVD.
BLU-RAY: The film is
presented in 1080P widescreen preserving its theatrical
format. It seems to be the same cut use for the DVD, however
the picture is just flawless, giving the film the clarity that
only high definition can provide. Paramount Home
Entertainment did a phenomenal job in this transfer. Not only the picture looks
excellent in this release, also the sound it is good, a 5.1
Dolby TrueHD in English that provides a nice complement to the
picture. It also includes 5.1 Dolby Digital language tracks
in Spanish and French, as well as subtitles in Spanish,
French and Portuguese
In terms of Special Features,
the Blu-ray Disc includes basically the DVD's original
featurettes. It includes two feature film commentaries. One
by director John Woo and another one Screenwriter Dean
Georgaris. It also includes the standard "Making off"
featurette , as well as a short documentary about the stunts
in the film. Finally it contains a total of seven deleted
and expended scenes.
Overall the film provides an
action roller coaster ride, typical of John Woo's film. The
ending is what kills the film. The Blu-ray looks great it is
unfortunately that doesn't include a digital copy.
1080P Anamorphic Widescreen
TrueHD Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround - Spanish French
Subtitles - English, Spanish,
by Director John Woo
by Screenwriter Dean Georgaris
is you standard Making of featurette, I found this
featurette to be aceptable. Comments from John Woo and the
This featurette is about the stunts of Paycheck. In here we
get some of the secrets of the stunts.
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