Often compared, wrongly, ARMAGEDDON, THE CORE remains an exceptional disaster movie, with an ultra-dramatic story (reactivate the core of the earth with atomic bombs, delirium total!) and special-effects sometimes unbelievable.
Of course it does not avoid certain clichés of the genre, some shortcuts scriptwriting easy and good feelings.
But at least this feature film has the distinction of taking the subject seriously. There never dark in parody, action overdose, crappy humor or stupid. In short, the opposite of the ultra-enjoyable ARMAGEDDON.
In addition, THE CORE has action scenes original anthology (the Space Shuttle in perdition, the geode, the "climax" final in the core...), a excellent cast (AARON ECKHART "DARK KNIGHT", Hilary SWANK "MILLION DOLLAR BABY" Stanley Tucci "HUNGER GAMES" and Tcheky KARYO "THE PATRIOT") doped with a realization mastered by Jon Amiel (COPYCAT, ENTRAPMENT)
He previously enjoyed a very good quality DVD from 2004 (very good definition, brilliant colors and perfect contrast).
But here I draw your attention to the fact that Blu-ray UK was released in September 2012.
Let me explain:
- The image is just beautiful and ultra contrast (the "climax" final at the heart of core melt is amazing!) With vivid colors. This film was a real HD remastering. The definition sometimes reaches levels of detail exceptional but has absolutely no pity for the SFX. But nothing really alarming, I assure you. This is often impressive!
- The sound he has restored explosive VO DTS HD 5.1 which provides an unprecedented scale to the beautiful music of the film and various "impressive" sound effects of the film (the chain explosion of atomic bombs in the heart of the core, to shake walls!). Exceptional!
- Bonus: absolutely nothing. Not even a trailer. Disappointing. Especially since the dvd was full, so keep it.
The HD is not even out yet in the United States or even announced yet, amazing!? European exclusive!
In short, this edition remains a safe and secure shopping for all fans who want to have the best picture and the best sound available for this movie.
See for yourself.
Blu-ray "All Zones" - IMPORT UK / SPAIN / GERMANY - Time : 135mn.
Image: Widescreen 2.35 - 16/9 / HD 1080P
Sound: English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 / French Dolby Digital 5.1 / German Dolby Digital 5.1 / Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1.
Subtitles: English, English for the hearing impaired, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Norwegian, Spanish and Swedish.