Remnants of the Cold War rear their head in the confined settings of a submarine in Tony Scott's thrilling "Crimson Tide". Boosted considerably by fine lead performances, this film is now re-released on UK DVD with some extra features.
Picture Despite various dark submarine scenes, this disc copes well with keeping the grain at bay, and detail to the fore... and aft.
Sound As long as you live in complete isolation, you'll be safe to crank this noisy beast of a 5.1 mix up. It is exceptionally heavy on the bass effects, and while impressive, you may find yourself reaching for the volume on a frequent basis as the sound levels veer perhaps a little too much between all-out devastation and complete calm.
Making of Featurette Anyone who caught a brief glance of producer Don Simpson in his 'acting' role in "Days of Thunder" will have noticed his almost ridiculously toned features. In just a few years, he'd puffed out to what you'll see in this featurette, and it ain't pretty. What may attract your attention instead is the behind-the-scenes look at the impressive multi-level submarine set.
All Access: On the Set of "Crimson Tide" George Dzundza acts as our guide for this somewhat strange but relaxed look behind-the-scenes of the movie. You'll catch Denzel screwing up a line along the way, Gene fooling around, and other mildly amusing moments.
Deleted Scenes More like deleted shavings really, with little substance here and no explanation as to why these seven scenes were cut.
Ratio: 2.35:1 (anamorphic)
Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1
Technical Features: Scene selection, animated menus, multiple languages and subtitles, audio description for the visually impaired, and English captions for the hearing impaired.
This DVD was reviewed on a JVC XV-S57 DVD player.