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Gone In 60 Seconds
Reviewed by: Keith DudhnathRead Keith Dudhnath's film review of Gone In 60 Seconds
The print has been digitally remastered, and it shows. While by no means up to the standard of more prominent films that have been remastered, this old and low-budget film has been made to look better than it ever did. There are still some minor flaws from the source material, but you wouldn't notice them unless you were looking for them. There is also one scene that's so out of focus, that I could only conclude it was a poor directorial decision to add a supposedly romantic blur.
The new 5.1 surround mix isn't to be sneezed at either. It may not quite immerse the viewer in the action as much as it could do, but it doesn't feel as if it's been artificially recreated, it feels as if that was how it was always meant to sound. There are no subtitles, but that's no bad thing on a film with very little dialogue, and all of that pitiful.
Sadly, the introduction, deleted scenes and trailers are all boring. H.B. Halicki's widow tells us nothing much of interest about either the film or her husband, when so much could be said about how the film was made. The deleted scenes are just an in-car camera angle for some of the other scenes - hop in your car and drive around for a couple of minutes and you'll see much the same. Trailers are, as ever, just trailers.
Despite the weak extras, Gone In 60 Seconds must be ranked as a decent DVD release for having made the film look and sound better than it ever did.Reviewed on: 25 Jul 2005