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  • Widescreen 1.85:1
  • 16:9 Enhanced
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  • English: Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • English: MPEG 5.1 Surround
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    English, French, Spanish, Italian, Cantonese, Hebrew, Czech, Greek, Polish, Hungarian
  Extras
  • Teaser trailer

Jerry Maguire

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment/Sony Pictures Home Entertainment . R4 . COLOR . 133 mins . M . PAL

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Region 4 releases are starting to hit the market and Columbia-Tristar has come up with the goods. They've given us what we want and there's not much more we could ask of them, or is there???

Jerry Maguire is the tale of a highly successful sports agent who suddenly feels the need to be, well, a friend to his clients rather than a manager. In doing so, he writes up a mission statement that ends up getting him fired and loses ALL his clients bar one.

This is the tale of friendship through thick and thin and the antics of a football player wanting to make it in the big time and the hurdles both of them have to face to get there.

  Video
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Viewing this dvd on a projector really shows you how good the PAL format can be and coupled with the built-in line doubler of the Barco the image comes up great. In fact I'd say excellent.

The disc is 16x9 enhanced and the quality shows up on the projector. I attributed this quality to the PAL transfer but being anamorphic is to be credited even more so.

This transfer is not comparable, it is noticabley better, than the NTSC region 1 transfer and due to its lack of maturity the PAL market can only improve from here.

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Audio quality is extremely clean. Dialogue is seperated nicely from any environmental ambience and is not too harsh in its approach. There are examples of very good use of surrounds that enhance the mood nicely but then again its not a dvd for showing off your sound system.

  Extras
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Here is the downfall of the disc, It suffers from a lack of extras. It seems though that they tried to compensate for this by including a whole swag of different subtitles which will please alot of people.

The only extra you get is a Teaser trailer which is becoming pretty common on nearly all releases these days. The extras aren't at all different from the region 1 disc so you can't go wrong.

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It's not often you get to travel to a location that your friend has found to be able to show off dvd as it should be and for $30,000 worth of equipment it is nothing short of amazing.

As for the movie itself, it doesn't seem to appeal to everyone but if you're a fan of Tom Cruise or Cuba Gooding Jr. you won't be disappointed. Show me the DVD.


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    • Projector:
          Barco 701MM Projector
    • Decoder:
          Lexicon DC-1
    • Amplifier:
          Rotel RB 985 THX
    • Speakers:
          Polk SRT
    • Audio Cables:
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    • Video Cables:
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