DVD Title
The Hypnotist
International Title
DVD Length
Original Length
110 Minutes
110 Minutes
Company
Year of Manufacture
ADV Films
2001
Language
Subtitles
Japanese
English
Region
Aspect Ratio
1
1.85:1
Color
Sound
Color
Stereo
Extras
- Menus (English)
-
Chapters (8)
- Trailers: Parasite Eve (ADV Films), The Hypnotist (ADV Films, without text and voice over), The Hypnotist (ADV Films)
Captures
Comments

Another region 1 Toho DVD presented in its original aspect ratio, sound format, and most importantly language. The second in ADV's Japanese horror DVD releases in 2001, the video quality is noticeably crisp. The print used is in excellent quality, with no visible scratches during the course of the movie. In terms of noise levels, the movie appears slightly grainy through out, but is acceptable. The brightness is turned down a little, making some scenes darker than they should be, but this never manages to be bad enough to detract from the viewing experience. The composition could have been better as the colors aren't quite as vibrant as one would hope for, this is most noticeable during the Toho logo with its wide array of colors. The audio presentation is flawless, and is presented in stereo. Extras are lacking though, as the disc only feature ADV's own trailers for their two Japanese horror films. Unfortunately the English subtitles cannot be toggled off and on, this shouldn't affect most English viewers enjoyment of the film, but it still would have been nice. One last thing to note is that the original Japanese title screen has been replaced with ADV's English title for "The Hypnotist," which in the end is neither bad nor good. Bottom line is that this is a good transfer of a English version of Hypnosis, with a small number of uninteresting trailers thrown in.

-Anthony Romero