The paranormal thriller White Noise was [asin=B00005JNNT]released this past week[/asin], and I’ve already reviewed a preview release, but now I’ve seen the real DVD, so Read More to get more details on this release. Also, the DVD release event was held at the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood – long claimed to have paranormal activity, and EVP experts were there. See video of the event (300k Quicktime: Clip 1, Clip 2, Clip 3, Clip 4, Clip 5)
The original review was based on a VHS preview copy of the film, which for copyright reasons had some annoyances, and a DVD containing the extra features that were expected for the final release.
The actual release obviously is much cleaner. The menus are are not obtrusive and generally quick to load, with the staticky background of white noise appropriately used. Video quality of the feature is good, as is the audio, which for this feature needs to be clean and crisp.
The same special features previously reviewed are here. However, one not seen before (for obvious reasons), but also NOT advertised on the packaging (which is strange) is the full length commentary, featuring directory Geoffrey Sax and actor Michael Keaton. Interestingly, the were in two different locations (Sax in London, Keaton in LA) but watched the movie simultaneously – but if Sax hadn’t mentioned this fact, you’d never know. Sax is the primary speaker, but does a great job, pointing out things you’d probably never notice.
Overall, a very good release.