REVIEW: THREE KINGS
One of the screen’s biggest action-adventure films of 1999
make its way to Blu-ray™ Hi-Def! October
12 from Warner Home Entertainment.
The film was directed by David O.Russell, starring George Clooney,
Mark Wahlberg, Ice Cube,
Spike Jonze and Cliff Curtis.
SYNOPSIS: While high-tech U.S. specialists fought, career soldier Archie Gates marked time in his Gulf War base camp. But now it’s time for action. Gates and three other restless Americans decide to raid a bunker holding a stash of gold stolen by the Iraqi army. Get in, get out, get rich, be back in time for lunch: the plan couldn’t be easier. George Clooney portrays Gates, Mark Wahlberg, Ice Cube and Spike Jonze are his fellow commandos and Nora Dunn plays an ambitious TV newswoman in this acclaimed film that by turns is a war movie, an antiwar movie, a surreal comedy and a powerful drama of human compassion – all written and directed with exhilarating style by David O. Russell . From start to finish, “Three Kings rules” (Susan Wloszczyna, USA Today).
BLU-RAY: The film is
presented in 1080P widescreen with a 2.40:1 aspect ratio preserving
the film's theatrical
format. It seems to be the same cut use in previous DVD
released. Picture with non obvious color saturation. Warner Home
Entertainment has done it again with this transfer. Not only the picture looks
excellent in this release, also the sound it is good, a 5.1
Dolby DTS-HD in English that provides a nice complement to the
picture. It also includes 5.1 Dolby Digital language tracks
in several languages including Spanish and Francais, as well as
multi language subtitles.
In terms of Special Features,
the Blu-ray Disc includes same previous release featurettes
released in previous DVD releases. Nothing new.
This is a Blu-ray to own
specially for George Clooney and Mark Wahlberg fans
or for war film fans in general. If you haven't seeing the
film here is an opportunity to see one of 1999's best films. Overall the Blu-ray looks great
and is better appreciated in high definition.
1080P Anamorphic Widescreen (2.40:1)
English 5.1 DTS HD/Dolby Digital
Spanish English French 5.1
Subtitles: English, Spanish and French
2 Commentaries: One by Writer/Director David O. Russell,
the Other by Producers Charles Roven and Edward L. McDonnell
Featurette Under the Bunker: On the Set of Three Kings
David O. Russell’s Three Kings Video Journal
An Intimate Look Inside the Acting Process with Ice Cube
Tour of the Iraqi Village Set with Production Designer Catherine Hardwicke
Interview with Director of Photography Newton Thomas Sigel
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