DVD Title
Inugami
International Title
Inugami
DVD Length Original Length
95 Minutes 95 Minutes
Company Year of Manufacture
Adness 2004
Language Subtitles
Japanese English
Region Number of Discs
1 1
Aspect Ratio Sound
1.85:1 (Anamorphic) 2.0 Stereo, 5.1 Surround
Extras
. Menus (English)
. Chapters (12)
. Trailers: Inugami, Isola, Shikoku, Shadow of the Wraith
Captures
Review

Released directly after Adness' Shikoku DVD, the Inugami disc is another fairly good title from the company. Adness has quickly built up a good reputation for their video and audio transfers, and this disc continues that trend with a solid presentation of the feature film. Sadly, this DVD doesn't fare nearly as well as others from the company in regards to its extras though.


 Video: Star Rating

Inugami features a well done video presentation that exceeds in most respects. The print used for the transfer appears to be in excellent shape, featuring hardly any grain while only some minor speckles appear during the opening credits. Digital inconsistencies are also a non-issue here, as pixilation is not apparent while edge enhancement is unnoticeable while the movie still looks incredibly sharp in detail. The colors are also fairly distinct on this release, although arguably the video could have still stood for the contrast to be increased slightly. Strangely enough, for some reason Adness felt pressured to warn viewers that the movie does in fact change to black and white for the climax, going as far as to include a one sheet insert about it. As they note, this was of course done intentionally though.

Inugami is presented in its original aspect ratio of 1.85:1, and is Anamorphic for widescreen TVs.


 Audio:

Adness continues with their tradition of supplying their releases with excellent audio quality, as the Inugami disc boasts a 2.0 stereo track that is faithful to the original presentation along with a 5.1 DTS surround audio track that has excellent speaker distinction on "DTS compatible" players. Both are generally flawless too, featuring no distortions while the dialogue is all very audible.

The audio presentation is accompanied by, removable, English subtitles.


 Extras: Star Rating

Unfortunately, when it comes to supplemental content this disc is incredibly light. There are four trailers present, one of which is to the main feature while the others are focused on other horror titles from Adness; however, there is nothing to be found beyond that on this release. In the DVD's defense, the menus and overall presentation is at least very pleasing to look at, such as the Scene Selections.


 Overview:

Bottom line, this is a fairly good DVD for those interested in the movie. The disc's only real fault, in fact, is its weakness in the extra department, but the video and audio quality do well to compensate.

- Anthony Romero  
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