San Andreas

DVD Rating: ***

Reviewed by: Jennie Kermode

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For a big action film, San Andreas translates surprisingly well to the small screen. You should still aim to watch it on the largest device you can in order to get maximum impact from scenes of waves rising up and buildings falling over, but even on smaller devices you won't lose much important detail. The CGI scales very well so it doesn't have the scrappy look of many similar films and the scenes of destruction remain believable - at least as long as you don't worry too much about the laws of physics.

There aren't many extras here, just a few deleted scenes which you can watch with or without commentary. The latter provide a bit of insight into how the film was put together, especially in relation to the editing stages. There are also some cute sequences staged against a greenscreen which reveal something about what was real in the film and what wasn't, helping to show the effort the actors had to make to look suitable scared.

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San Andreas is one of those films that you'll find yourself digging out when you're tired of thoughtful cinema and you want something energetic that will leave you in a good mood. It's suitable for family viewing (there's a bit of blood but most serious injuries happen offscreen), so a handy thing to have in your collection when you want to entertain.

Reviewed on: 10 Oct 2015
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A rescue pilot tries to save his family in the aftermath of a gigantic earthquake.
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Product Code: B00QKS255E

Region: 2

Ratio: 16:9 anamorphic

Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1

Extras: Deleted scenes; deleted scenes with commentary

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