C+ Sound: C+ Extras: C+ Film: C+
film is alive and well, even if there is still not a great outlet for them or
that many of them are lacking, at least someone might make a good one here or
there. Aaron Schneider is the latest of
a few to try and adapt William Faulkner’s Two Soldiers, the tale of an older
brother (David Andrews) whose departure for war is so upsetting, that his baby
brother (Ben Allison) goes looking for him.
about 40 minutes, the film is actually pretty good though it only goes so far
and it is a straight outright telling that does not try to do anything else
with the material when there is probably room to do so. It is a solid, competent version of the tale
and is worth a look. Ron Pearlman also
enhanced 1.85 X 1 is a little softer than even its styling and though this is
watchable, I would like to see this on film and/or in HD. The Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo is fine and
recording not bad for a low budget project.
Extras include three audio commentary tracks, piece on Alan Silvestri
who did the music and two behind the scenes pieces.
- Nicholas Sheffo