Reviewer's Rating 2 out of 5  
The Deer Hunter DVD (1978)

Studio Canal continue to boost their growing reputation for mediocre DVD releases of great films with the UK disc of "The Deer Hunter".


Picture Veering from exceptionally grainy in darker sequences to moderately clean otherwise, this is a transfer made from a master source that's clearly in need of some attention.

Sound A thin stereo track accompanies the film that occasionally works quite well for surround effects.


Audio Commentary The original press pack has been reproduced as a DVD-ROM feature, but otherwise there's only the theatrical trailer in terms of added value. Given that it was always a lousy trailer, that's hardly enough to make up for a DVD that's had little thought or attention put into it. The only way to respond to indifferent DVDs like this is to avoid buying them.

Region: 2
Chapters: 20
Ratio: 2.35:1 (anamorphic)
Sound: Dolby Digital 2.0 (stereo)
Technical Features: Scene selection.

This DVD was reviewed on a JVC XV-S57 DVD player.

End Credits

Director: Michael Cimino

Writer: Michael Cimino

Stars: Robert De Niro, John Savage, John Cazale, Meryl Streep, Christopher Walken, George Dzundza

Genre: Drama, War

Length: 182 minutes

Cinema: 1978

DVD: 25 March 2002

Country: USA