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The Superbit titles utilize a special high bit rate digital encoding process which optimizes video quality while offering a choice of both DTS and Dolby Digital 5.1 audio. These titles have been produced by a team of Sony Pictures Digital Studios video, sound and mastering engineers and comes housed in a special package complete with a 4 page booklet that contains technical information on the Superbit process. By reallocating space on the disc normally used for value-added content, Superbit DVDs can be encoded at double their normal bit rate while maintaining full compatibility with the DVD video format.
Confidently conceived and brilliantly executed, Gattaca had a somewhat low profile release in 1997, but audiences and critics hailed the film's originality. It's since been recognised as one of the most intelligent science fiction films of the 1990s. Writer-director Andrew Niccol, the talented New Zealander who also wrote the acclaimed Jim Carrey vehicle The Truman Show, depicts a near-future society in which one's personal and professional destiny is determined by one's genes. In this society, "Valids" (genetically engineered) qualify for positions at prestigious corporations, such as Gattaca, which grooms its most qualified employees for space exploration. "In-Valids" (naturally born), such as the film's protagonist, Vincent (Ethan Hawke), are deemed genetically flawed and subsequently fated to low-level occupations in a genetically caste society. With the help of a disabled "Valid" (Jude Law), Vincent subverts his society's social and biological barriers to pursue his dream of space travel; any random mistake--and an ongoing murder investigation at Gattaca--could reveal his plot. Part thriller, part futuristic drama and cautionary tale, Gattaca establishes its social structure so convincingly that the entire scenario is chillingly believable. With Uma Thurman as the woman who loves Vincent and identifies with his struggle, Gattaca is both stylish and smart, while Jude Law's performance lends the film a note of tragic and heartfelt humanity.--Jeff Shannon --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Good acting, directing and script. It's a totally believable premise, that people could apply genetic recombination to ourselves and make the best possible people, at least... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Rikard de Caterick
I love how this move explores the nature vs. nurture theme - gives us all hope in our everyday livesPublished 20 months ago by E. Wong
The idea of how the genetic technology could become in the future is interesting. But the story is rather weak, uninteresting, at least to me. Read morePublished 21 months ago by tornitons
Love this film, and always will. I like that I have a great quality copy of this. The aesthetic of this move is very appealing to me.Published 24 months ago by 1L
It was great to find this movie, been looking for a while. My wife saw it years ago, but could not find it. She was delighted to get it on her birthday.Published on April 24 2013 by Alex Hansen
Bought it as a Christmas present so have not seen actual disk as of yet. Delivery was fast & efficient.Published on Nov. 12 2010 by Jan Williams-Hunter
This movie is gorgeous on blu-ray and especially showcases a wonderful architecturally focused set-design. Read morePublished on March 16 2010 by Cheryl
I Give this movie 5 Stars, but the Blu-ray only 1. My DVD version of the movie is almost as clear as the blu-ray version, but not as clear as blu-ray should be. Read morePublished on Feb. 17 2009 by N. A Hopp