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Romper Stomper (2 Disc Special Edition) DVD Widescreen
on 12 January 2011
Most of the reviews below detail accurately the film itself. All I would say in addition is, if anyone thinks this is a racist film, then they're mistaken.
This is a short review of the widescreen version.
This 2 disc version is in the original ratio, there are parts of the film where it isn't too important, the hand-held fight sequences for example, but it comes into it's own in the intimate close up work and particularly in the final scenes. The transfer is good, sharper than the single disc and colours are more natural and vivid. On the Audio side there is Dolby Digital 5.1 with DTS plus a stereo option. There is also a director's commentary.
The extras on disc 2 are fairly meagre, there are interviews with:-
Russell Crowe 12mins
Geoffrey Wright 29mins
Jacqueline Mackenzie 12 mins
Tony Lee 10mins
Paul McDonald 18 mins (an outreach worker with street people)
There are also two galleries and a short clip of a photo-shoot.
If you've the cropped version, is it worth buying again ? Yes, if you love the film.
If you're thinking of buying for the first time, it's the only version to buy, trust me. ;O)