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Futuresport

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment/Sony Pictures Home Entertainment . R4 . COLOR . 87 mins . M15+ . PAL

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Let's get one thing straight. Christopher Reeve is Superman, Dean Cain is not. Christopher Reeve can act, Dean Cain can not. Now that I've vented, here's a short and sweet review of a tele-movie that should have stayed away from dvd.

The year is 2025 and a new sport, Future Sport, has taken over as the means to settle gang warfare. Lo and behold it has become the sport of choice, overtaking the now defunct basketball league. Tremain Ramzey (Dean Cain) is the star of the sport with the highest PI, popularity index, in the US, even higher than the president. The higher the PI, the bigger the celebrity pull.

Due to an egotistical attempt to improve his PI and a pre-game terrorist assualt, Tre's team loses the latest championship game. His girlfriend leaves him because of this latest PI drop and his life isn't all that it was cut out to be.

Step forward a few "the game is all about honor" chapters we come to a stage where Tre proposes a game of futuresport between the best of the futuresport league the HLO terrorists, Hawaiian Liberation Organisation. Of course, the good guys win and Tre is the hero.

Ofcourse, the story is a little more complex than this but when you're trying to keep the plot simple, anything like describing how to pour a glass of milk seems complex.

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This effort is presented in 1.85 anamorphic widescreen. An obvious tele-movie quality image lends to a lack of detail and sharpness. Black level is fine yet shadow detail suffers.

There is mpeg artifacting inherent in the image. As I was not really enjoying myself with the plot I scrutinized the image and did find the problems.

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English 2.0 stereo and the other 4 foreign languages with 2.0 surround. YOU explain that to me. Dialogue is fine throughout if you like listening to bad acting. I really can't say anything more with the audio, it's pretty ordinary to say the least. No audio synch problems that I could see.

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If you want to watch the movie as quick as possible, just view the trailer and skip the rest. Boring, boring, boring, oi, oi, oi.

  Overall  
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Anytime you watch a bad movie just think to yourself "Atleast it's not futuresport".


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