Louis Gossett, Jr. is the dean of a private school for troublesome boys. The main prankstersare led by Sean Astin. School life turns deadly when a group of Columbian gangsters take overthe campus, holding the students hostage and demanding that the father of their leader bereleased from prison. I’ll admit, I wasn’t expecting much when I popped this in, and deathless itis not. But it is reasonably suspenseful, with solid action sequences. As time-wasters go, this isn’tbad at…all.
Good work on the music, but the effects stop short of achieving full environment, and themix is only 2.0. The sound is clear and free of distortion, though, and gets the job done.
The picture is clear, but the flesh tones are sometimes a bit pale, and this applies to thecolours generally — there is a slightly grey, washed-out look to the film. But the main problem isthe fullscreen transfer. What the hell is the point of that?
The menu is basic, and the trailers are for Enough, Panic Room, and Soul Assassin. Nothingfor Toy Soldiers itself.
Nothing to distinguish this from a VHS release other than durability. But the entertainmentfactor is there, at least.
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