Final Destination 2 (2003) (R1) Features: Beyond the Movie Features: The Terror Gauge Cheating Death: Beyond and Back Fact Track All-Access Pass Features: Filmmaker Commentary - Director David Ellis, Producer Craig Perry, and Screenwriters Eric Bress and J. Mackye Gruber Bits & Pieces: Bringing Death to Life Deleted/Alternate Scenes with Commentary Trailers DVD-ROM Content: Links to Original Website Exclusive on-Disc ROM content includes: Script-to-Screen, Wallpapers, "Chain Reaction" and more! Exclusive Content at Infinifilm.com Video: Widescreen 1.85:1 Color Standard 1.33:1 Color http://www.dvdempire.com/Exec/v4_item.asp?userid=49723412733112&item_id=477650 Review Let me start off by saying that I've never seen the original, nor the sequel, until just recently. I've heard of them, but I've never watched them. I didn't even know what they were about. I had the oppertunity to see the second one a few days ago. I'll admit that I was pleasently suprised to say the least. I knew people had good things to say about these movies, but I never paid much attention. I thought I'd be missing out on a lot since I've never seen the original, but the sequel clues you in and lets you know what happened, so that's not an issue. Story I'm sure a lot of you know how this goes, but for those of you who don't, let me clue you in. The main concept is that someone can see death before it happens. If they prevent death from happening, it eventually finds them, and whomever they saved, and finishes them off in the most brutal of ways. Think Mortal Kombat fatalities and you'll have a good idea of what to expect. I'd say this is sort of like a teeny bopper movie done right. Some people didn't like this movie, but that's the same with any other movie. The majority of people enjoyind this one, though, including myself. Video I don't have a big fancy TV. I just have your typical 27" GE from a few years ago, so I can't really comment on how good the videos is. From what I can tell, this movie looks fantastic, so I'm sure it would rock on some of you guys' fancy setups. The disc is a double-sided disc with the widescreen on one side and full screen on the other. Naturally I watched it in widescreen. I've never had a New Line 'infinifilm' disc before, but this definately won't be my last after seeing what they did with this disc. Sound I have a decent audio setup going here. It's not the best, but it's pretty decent. It consists of a JBL 5-piece speaker set, Kenwood receiver (5.1), Panasonic DVD player and a Sony subwoofer. I'd have to say that this disc sounds pretty damned sweet. I won't spoil it, but it totally rules during the opening sequence. You get the DTS ES 6.1, Dolby Digital EX 5.1 and Dolby Digital Stereo modes to choose from. Effects Yes, a lot of the effects are CGI, but damn do they look good. I don't mind CGI if used properly, and I'd have to say that they were definately used properly here. I don't even want to comment on anything that happens because it has to be seen to be appreciated. The same word keeps coming to mind. Brutal. Extras I haven't gotten to the extras yet, but there is some fun stuff on this disc. I forget the running times of the features, but one of them is over thirty minutes. I'll come back and update this thread once I've watched everything. One thing that I thought was neat was how you can access some of the features. You can set it to pop up trivia during the movie, or you can have people talk about how certain parts of the film were done. I haven't tried it out yet, but there's an on-screen notification for you to hit a button and it will show you the feature. I don't know if this is old news to some of you, but this is my first experience with this. Overall I definately give this movie and disc a thumbs up. I haven't had this much fun with a movie in a while. I'd recommend this for any horror collection.