Re: Holy Crap! Daredevil on DVD!

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    On Wed, 30 Jul 2003 0:22:55 -0400, Cernovog <> wrote:

    > Let me start off by saying that I was absolutely pleased at punch when I
    >walked out of the movie theater on opening day of Daredevil.
    > I walked in with an open mind. I was afraid the movie would be bad -- fans
    >of the comic were eschewing it and booing Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner
    >seemed to cheery to be Elektra -- but I was hopeful that it would remain
    >faithful to the elements in the comics that made it successful -- Affleck was
    >a self-confessed DareDevil fan, and the industry has been more respectful of
    >comic book stories since the success of X-Men and Spider-Man.
    > I was so absolutely thrilled with the movie, there was no doubt that I
    >would I own this DVD the day it came out. What I wasn't expecting was such a
    >feature-packed set. They really milked every bit of space on two dual layered
    > You get your choice between Widescreen and "Look! No Stupid Black Bars!".
    >The movie is featured in Dolby 5.1 Surround and *gasp!* 5.1 DTS -- a treat
    >you don't see every day on an American DVD. The Spanish and French audio
    >tracks are also Dolby 5.1 Surround.
    > The movie has two different kinds of commentary: Audio by the director and
    >producer and a text commentary that clues you on the rich comic book
    >background and history (I haven't tried either yet). There's also an
    >"enhanced viewing mode" like in X-Men 1.5 or the original Matrix's "follow
    >the white rabbit mode".
    > The second disc contains two one-hour documentaries: One about the film,
    >the other about the comic. I watched the comic book one and it is just jammed
    >pack with monologues from darn near everyone who ever had anything to do with
    >Daredevil. The Frank Miller commentary is the best, of course, because Miller
    >truly embraced Daredevil and made him the character he is today and the
    >character that the movie revolves around.
    > There is just tons more stuff on the second disk. I haven't even scratched
    >the surface. It's just overwhelming.
    > As a bonus, the DVD comes with a coupon for $3 off X-Men 1.5! I already
    >have it, but I'm happy cuz I got a good deal on it and it came with a free
    >ticket to see Daredevil (which I used... I was debating saving it as a
    >collector's item, but then I got fired a week before the movie so that ended
    >that debate) and a free DVD featuring the Daredevil trailer.
    > Anyway... I bought this DVD at Target. It was 15 bucks, came with a $5
    >coupon for Solaris, and saved me the nauseating experience of buying it from
    >*puke* MediaPlay or *puke* Wal-Mart.
    > So if you were debating on buying Daredevil on DVD here's my advice:
    >BUYITBUYITBUYITBUYIT!!!! They put together a GREAT package. The sound, the
    >picture, the extras... oh! and the story too! They're all more than worth it.
    >This is the best deal on a DVD I've gotten in long, long time.

    If you buy it, does it make you a "metrosexual" or something?
    , Jul 31, 2003
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