The Grey Zone by Tim Blake Nelson
The DVD for this talky Holocaust drama from writer/director Tim Blake Nelson has a 1.85:1 anamorphic image, and, for a lower-budget film, looks quite good. The grim,...
The DVD for this talky Holocaust drama from writer/director Tim Blake Nelson has a 1.85:1 anamorphic image, and, for a lower-budget film, looks quite good. The grim, dark, and hostile images of the Nazi concentration camp come across in vivid detail, so the limited use of bright color is only more jarring when it is introduced. An English 5.1 Dolby Digital soundtrack actually packs more punch than would be expected. Surrounds are used liberally, with some very effective sequences. The dialogue is clear and distinguishable throughout the movie, although sound levels do seem somewhat low at times. What is lacking here is a decent number of supplements. Beyond home video previews for this and Eye of God (also directed by Nelson), there are only a handful of deleted scenes with optional commentary from the director. He states here that he decided not to record a commentary for the film, itself, which is unfortunate since this truth-based story really could use more exposition on its origins and impact. While not in the same league as other such films, The Grey Zone does stand on its own, and has a respectable DVD to go along with it.
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Closed Caption; Deleted scenes with director's commentary; Cast and crew commentary; 16x9 widescreen; Theatrical trailer; English & Spanish subtitles; 5.1 Dolby Digital