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    Six Days, Seven Nights

    Buena Vista/Buena Vista . R4 . COLOR . 98 mins . M15+ . PAL

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    Even at the age of 50, Harrison Ford shows a clean pair of heals to all would-be action heroes and teenage heart-throbs of the 90's. The guy is charismatic and at his best when placed opposite a leading lady in a romantic role involving dodging of bullets. In six days, seven nights it's back to the Harrison Ford we know and love.

    Enter stage right, magazine editor Robin Monroe (Anne Heche) and her boyfriend Frank Martin (David Schwimmer) travelling to the South Seas for a vacation away from their busy lifestyle. Enter stage left, Quinn Harris (Ford), a gruff cargo pilot who takes them on the final leg of their journey. As with all busy lifestyles, you just can't escape it and when work calls for Robin, she must find the first available flight to tahiti for a quick photo shoot but who can she find at such short notice? Enter stage left again, Quinn.

    Differences aside, the two begin their flight back to Tahiti when the weather takes a turn for the worse and they are forced to make an emergency landing on a deserted island some 40 kilometers south of their destination. Stranded together, the two of them must make do until a rescue party arrives whilst their significant others back in the South Seas find time to console each other in the bedroom. Throw in the obligatory bad guy situation and a helping of slapstick comedy and you've got some light hearted entertainment to fill up the 98 minute movie.

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    We are presented with a fine transfer on this dvd that does the film justice. Many a scene is saturated with bright colors and contrasting hues that come up trumps with a level of detail not normally scene out of the house of Touchstone/Buena Vista.

    Shadow detail is at a decent level with some scenes deeper than others, yet overall it's an above average levels. Brightness is fine and is stable throughout given some of the higher contrasted scenes. In some scenes, the CG is plainly obvious due to an imbalance in brightness but nothing that stands out like Anne Heches wet t-shirt. Sharpness and detail are excellent and there is nary a hint of aliasing in some prone shots.

    Given the young age of this film, the transfer provides a very reflective representation but it's not anything overtly special.

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    An exemplary 5.1 soundtrack that makes use of all speakers and the entire dynamic range offered from the digital codec. Right from the outset, surround ambience is present as the room fills with the sound of busy New York. Move into the rickety plane cabin and onto the island itself and the ambience continues as you'd hope/expect.

    Dialogue is rich and discernable at all times given the distractions on offer at times. No, not the imagery, the audible distractions. Directionality is lacking a little but is still present in most pans and the use of the LFE channel is very effective during the mini sea battle.

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    Nothing but silence in this room. Move on to the next section.

      Overall  
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    It was entertaining but it really left me with some unanswered questions that destroyed it's overall impact. It just felt uncomplete and rushed at times. At times it had promise and the chemistry was certainly there but just not explored as much as I'd hope. Funny it was, complete it wasn't. Look elsewhere to feel satisfied.


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