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Great film, not so great DVD
on 3 November 2014
Please Note: The 3 star rating is for the Universal 2002 DVD release of the movie. I would probably give the actual film 5 stars. It is listed as widescreen, when it is in fact Full Frame. This means watching the movie with black bars on either side or changing the settings of my flatscreen from 16:9 to 4:3, which makes the image look worse and rather stretched. AWOL would really benefit from a widescreen presentation as it is a relatively low budget film from the early 90s, hence why the picture quality isn't great. If I'm not mistaken, the Kickboxer DVD from 'Pyramid' suffers from the same problem. As for the film itself, if you're a Van Damme fan, then this is essential viewing. Double Impact and Bloodsport both look great on DVD so its a pity AWOL hasn't received the same treatment. Check out Blu Ray.com where 'Lionheart' (as it is known in the U.S) scored 4/5 on picture quality. Its a new release in the U.S, so it might be a while before the UK gets it.