THE IRON GIANT (DVD)

3 Stars
Year Released: 1999
MPAA Rating: PG
Running Time: 86 minutes
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Warner Bros. (and its sister company, New Line) have long been the leader when it comes to DVD presentation that its nice but unexceptional treatment of their underseen masterpiece of this past summer, The Iron Giant, cannot help but disappoint. The groundbreaking film, a moving tale of the friendship between a boy and a giant alien robot, is featured in both widescreen and pan-and-scan formats, and looks great (of course, even better in the former format). The extras, on the other hand, are disappointingly run-of-the-mill. There is a music video, the theatrical trailer, and the sloppily put-together “making-of” special that aired on the WB, smugly hosted by the voice of the Giant, Vin Diesel. Even the menus are a letdown; the only animation comes when the disc is first put into the machine. A plus, however, are the DVD-ROM PC features, which includes screensavers and access to the film’s official website.



Posted on July 9, 1999 in Reviews by
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