The Transporter

The Transporter

DVD Rating: ****

Reviewed by: Gator MacReady

Read Gator MacReady's film review of The Transporter

Filmed in Technovision, the 2.35:1 anamorphic picture looks absolutely wonderful with perfect fleshtones, beautiful sunsets and greenery within the lush cinematography. I saw no imperfections, not even a suggestion of grain, or dirt. Full marks.

The Dolby 5.1 soundtrack isn't so great in terms of bass - punches feel weak - but really delivers in the surrounds and sound effects. Stanley Clarke's unique score is ace and comes through with great power in the action scenes. Despite the lack of gut-wrenching punches, this is one helluva an action soundtrack that will definitely excite.

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Um guys...a commentary requires actual commentating. Jason Statham and Steven Chasman are pretty wordless and end up just watching the movie in silence, with the occasional quip. Annoying, really.

The Making Of docu-clip is only 10 minutes long and features enough behind the scenes footage and interview material to keep it from being a complete waste of time.

The extended fight scenes are best watched with the commentary, as it's just the music without it. This time, Statham and Co actually DO have something to say. The three scenes in question are Wall Street's House, the Container Fight and the Bus Barn Rumble.

A trailer is also included.

I would have liked some deleted scenes, as the trailer has footage that's not in the film, such as one crazy sequence in which Frank uses a silver tray to deflect a rocket. Tough luck, though.

Reviewed on: 04 Jun 2003
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Jason Statham in South of France becomes embroiled with illegal immigrant smuggling ring
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Product Code: 23787DVD

Region: 2

Ratio: 2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen

Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1

Extras: Commentary with actor Jason Statham and producer Steven Chasman; Making Of featurette; Three extended fight scenes with optional commentary

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