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Journey To The Center Of The Earth (2007/Genius DVD)


Picture: C+     Sound: C+     Extras: D     Feature: D



When it comes to early adventure literature, it is amazing how many bad, dull, boring adaptations that actually discourage people from reading books to begin with get made.  With the 3-D version of Journey To The Center Of The Earth arriving in theaters, a few other versions are hitting DVD and one of the worst is the 2007 RHI-produced version of the Jules Verne novel with Rick Schroder, Peter Fonda and a bunch of bad special effects.


Set in the time of a book about a century ago, the costumes look fake, sets inauthentic and pace very poor.  RHI botches another one and at 90 minutes, there is no chance to develop anything anyhow.  This is one of many versions to skip.


The anamorphically enhanced 1.85 X 1 image is also soft, made worse when the digital is added, while the Dolby Digital 5.1 mix is thin and really stretches out sound that should not be 5.1.  Extras include two interviews, one with Fonda, the other with Schroder and Victoria Pratt.



-   Nicholas Sheffo


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