THE ABYSS dvd review

imageimage

China NTSC Region 6 DVD

Anamorphic Widescreen 2.35:1

English DTS-ES 6.1, DD 5.1 EX

Subtitles: English, Chinese

IMDB

MOVIE: 10

VIDEO QUALITY: 8

AUDIO QUALITY: 10

EXTRAS: 1

After many years of researching and buying different DVD versions, yes…there is an anamorphic widescreen DVD version of The Abyss. The Chinese Excel Media NTSC Region 6 DVD is actually anamorphic! Finally. While it is out-of-print and may be hard to find, it was totally worth the trouble of acquiring this version. I could not enjoy watching any of those other letterboxed DVD versions because no matter how you customized your video player to play the film, it looked like a pretty bad VCD.

While this DVD is far from perfect, I can finally watch this video normally on my home theater without tweaking a thing. I’m tired of waiting years and years for a special edition Anamorphic dvd or hypothetical blu-ray so this DVD is more than fine. The video quality is like a revelation after watching all those other versions. The video quality isn’t crisp but it looks pretty damn good in motion. I don’t know how to take proper video screenshots but I uploaded some images to get an idea how it looks.

The DTS-ES 6.1 is quite amazing – couldn’t ask for anything better on a DVD.

The only extra is text trivia about the making of the film.

Finally, finally, finally. I’m so happy with this DVD that I don’t even care about any Blu-ray now. I’ve been so fed up with waiting that all I really wanted was to just watch this movie without looking distorted.

image
image
image
image
image
image
image
image
image
image
image
image
image
image

Advertisements

3 Comments

  1. Where did u find the dvd, which online store and was it recently u bought it?

    • I found someone in a video forum that wanted to sell it. It took me many years to find it since I couldn’t find any online stores that had it in stock. Good luck trying to fins it!

      • Ok. Im guessing u dont want to burn it on a dvd and sell it to me, the entire movie file size and if u could copy the covers on a printer on photopaper as an extra touch or just the file on dvd would be fine? Would be much happy if u could arrange it:)


Comments RSS TrackBack Identifier URI

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s