THE BONE COLLECTOR

Director: Phillip Noyce

Starring: Denzel Washington, Angelina Jolie, Queen Latifa, Michael Rooker

A bed-bound New York cop investigates a series of murders with a rookie cop.

A James Patterson-style thriller reminiscent of Se7en, The Bone Collector is a misconceived exercise. Phillip Noyce is no slouch as a director, however, invests the film with considerable tension, conjuring up several memorable scenes and situations that make the film worth seeing.

The disc is validated by a commentary track by Noyce, who approaches the task methodically. His thorough deconstruction of the movie is as interesting as the movie itself. The disc also contains a satisfying twenty-minute Making ofÖ featurette. The disc is beautifully presented, with atmospheric menus. The film is presented in widescreen ratio (2.35:1, 16:9 enhanced), a format that Noyce is obviously very comfortable with. The 5.1 sound is adventurous, and will give home theatre systems a good workout. The US disc is practically identical, but also sports DTS sound. Most pundits agree that DTS is a superior format, and itís regrettable that UK labels are not supporting it.

 

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