The Rocketeer Region 1 DVD

posted by Jay on September 2, 2011

 

The current version of The Rocketeer available for sale in the US is a less than ideal version of the film. One large problem is the quality of the transfer, which appears to be the same used for the previous lower quality laser disc version. Additionally, the DVD was encoded in a non anamorphic widescreen format. This means that when you watch on a 16x9 TV, you get black bars on all 4 sides of the screen, and the size of the screen is basically reduced by 25%. One nice thing about this DVD is it was released in 1999, before they figured out how to smash 5,000 previews before the main menu, in addition to adds for the technology you are curretly watching.

 

DVD PACKAGE

This version of the DVD comes packaged in a white case.The cover features the movie poster that was created to show the movies' cast, and a quote from Siskel & Ebert.

 

MENU

 

FEATURE

 

RUNTIME

The region 1 DVD lasts 108 minutes and 24 seconds, which is 4 minutes longer than the other versions.

 

SETUP OPTIONS

SPOKEN LANGUAGES: English, French

SUBTITLES: English

 

FORMAT

Region 1 Region 2

VIDEO: Non-anamorphic 2.35:1 format.

AUDIO: 2.0 stereo.

 

EXTRAS

There are two options on the "Bonus Features" menu. First is the 2 minute trailer that shows major scenes from the climax of the film. Second, there are a list of film recomendations.

 

COST

Purchase location: Amazon

Price: $10.66

 

DVD REVIEWS

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