Reviewer's Rating 3 out of 5  
Fortress 2 DVD (2000)

For those of you who missed the suspiciously short cinema release of "Fortress 2", here's your chance to experience it on a reasonable DVD release.

Space prisons are such dreary affairs in the movies and this one is no exception. Dark corridors and blasts of steam contribute to a dreary setting that still remains quite detailed, thanks to an acceptable picture transfer.

A busy 5.1 sound mix throws around helicopter noise at the opening of the movie to great effect, and is kept busy with the music. The only complaint is that the sub woofer is left out of the explosions, which is a little bit of a bore.

The extra features consist of a trailer, cast filmographies, and a short featurette that includes interviews with Christopher Lambert and Pam Grier. Lambert is confident enough that they are creating a sequel that's better than the original and in a trashy kind of way it is a touch more enjoyable, but only a touch, mind.

Chapters: 28
Region: 2
Ratio: 1.85:1 (Anamorphic)
Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1
Extra Features: Scene selection, behind-the-scenes featurette, cast biographies and filmographies, trailer, multiple languages, subtitles.

End Credits

Director: Geoff Murphy

Writer: John Flock, Peter Doyle

Stars: Christopher Lambert, Beth Toussaint, Willie Garson, Patrick Malahide, Pam Grier

Genre: Science Fiction

Length: 89 minutes

Cinema: 2000

DVD: 19 February 2001

Country: USA