DVD365.net
Seven (1995) artwork

Seven (1995)

5th March 2001

Two homicide detectives go after a serial killer who is carrying out a number of horrific murders based on the seven deadly sins - Gluttony, Greed, Sloth, Pride, Lust, Envy and Wrath.
Morgan Freeman, Brad Pitt, Daniel Zacapa, Gwyneth Paltrow, John Cassini, R. Lee Ermey, Kevin Spacey
Horror, Suspense/Thriller
2
2 Hours 2 Minutes

William Somerset is due for retirement in seven days and he'll be glad to get away from the daily sickening sights he sees as a homicide detective. Together with David Mills, his pushy and eager replacement, they end up at a crime scene where an obese man has been murdered at his kitchen table whilst eating a bowl of spaghetti.

With no real motive to the crime the detectives head off to another murder scene where a rich banker has been murdered and 'Greed' written on the wall in his own blood. Getting one of those detective hunches, Somerset heads back to the previous crime scene to dig a little deeper, and behind the fridge and written in grease he finds the message 'Gluttony'.

There can only be one result - there's a serial killer on the loose who's murdering his victims by acting out one of the seven deadly sins. Unless he's stopped the police department can be guaranteed to find another five bodies as there's another five deadly sins in Sloth, Pride, Lust, Envy and Wrath.

With the film taking place either in dark and dingy rooms or in the murky cityscape drenched in near continuous rain, the picture is simply breathtaking. The dark and gloomy picture has a high bit-rate throughout the film and exhibits no signs of artifacting or outlining. Indeed, this picture must be one of the best yet to grace the silver disc with some brilliant colours and textures. Simply stunning!

The sound is just superb, with a huge bonus that Entertainment in Video have failed to push (or perhaps failed even to notice). Although the back of the case only indicates a Dolby Digital soundtrack it is far, far better than it. Further exploration of the sound menu indicates that it has a Dolby EX 5.1 and, more importantly, a DTS ES Discreet 6.1 soundtrack with the sound from the near field mix specifically created for the DVD.

The dialogue is crisp and crystal clear in the centre channel and, for what is essentially a dialogue intensive film, the other channels have not been neglected. The surround channels are hardly idle throughout the film with bag loads of ambient effects with the virtually continuous rain fall being especially evident in the rears. If you explore the extras disc you'll find an immensely interesting section on how the mastering for the home cinema was done - and I recommend a viewing as it shows the amount of time and effort put into the this disc.

If you thought that the film was good then the extras are even better. One of the most interesting sections on the second disc is the exploration of the opening sequence. Who would of thought that the simple opening credits could have been made so interesting? Not only is there a storyboard, but it is multi-angled so you can can compare the first design with the finished article.

However, it gets even better than that as you can listen to the soundtrack in standard stereo, Dolby Digital, DTS and even 96kHz 24bit stereo. Its the perfect opportunity to judge each soundtrack head to head and see why DTS is just that bit better. And still there's more! You can even listen to an Audio Commentary by the Designer and Audio engineer.

With so many soundtracks on the film, it is hardly surprising that there was insufficient room on just one disc for many extras. Fortunately, there is another disc which is positively bursting with extras.

Seven must be one of the most disturbing films since The Silence of the Lambs with no shock spared from the viewer. Along with some superb acting from the entire cast and some brilliant photography this disc is a package worthy of a place in your DVD collection. Buy it today!

  • Audio Commentary Featuring Director David Fincher, Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman
  • Audio Commentary by Richard Dyer, Author of Seven
  • Audio Commentary Featuring Director of Photography
  • Isolated Music Score with Audio Commentary
  • Dolby Digital EX and DTS ES Discreet Soundtracks
  • Exploration of the Opening Sequence
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Extended takes and Alternate Endings with Commentary
  • Production Design and Still Photographs with Commentary
  • The Notebooks
  • Promotional Material
  • Filmographies
  • Mastering For The Home Theatre
  • DVD-ROM Enhanced
Mankind faces extinction from a monstrous enemy in the visually stunning adventure epic, The Great Wall, coming to Digital, 4K Ultra HD, 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand on 12th June 2017, from ...Read more
Gomorrah artwork

Gomorrah

DVD
19/07/2016
Based the non-fiction investigative book by Roberto Saviano published in 2006, set in the suburbs of Naples, Gomorrah focuses on organised crime and the relationships of gangsters, drug dealers, and ordinary people.
Tunnel artwork

Tunnel

DVD
20/01/2018
Lee Mack  artwork

Lee Mack

DVD
10/12/2014
Shanghai Job, The artwork

Shanghai Job, The

DVD
12/02/2018
Disappearance, The artwork

Disappearance, The

DVD
06/07/2016
Sightseers artwork

Sightseers

BD
20/09/2014
Picnic at Hanging Rock artwork

Picnic at Hanging Rock

DVDUK TV
26/07/2018
Featuring a mesmerising performance from Game of Thrones' Natalie Dormer, Joan Lindsay's iconic and timeless Picnic at Hanging Rock is set to arrives on DVD on 20th August 2018 from Acorn Media ...
Breaking In artwork

Breaking In

DVDBD
25/08/2018
The Blacklist artwork

The Blacklist

DVDUK TV
19/07/2018
Book Club artwork

Book Club

DVDBD
17/09/2018
The Negotiator artwork

The Negotiator

DVDBD
11/07/2018
Narcos artwork

Narcos

DVDBDUK TV
24/07/2018

The Ghost

Features18/04/2018

When a successful British ghostwriter, The Ghost, agrees to complete the memoirs of former British Prime Minister Adam Lang, his agent assures him it's the opportunity of a lifetime. But the project seems doomed from the start - not least because his predecessor on the project, Lang's long-term aide, died in an unfortunate accident.

Utopia

Review29/07/2016

Ever wondered where your food came from? Ever wondered what your food contains? Ever wondered where that new strain of flu came from? And, finally, once and for all, just where is Jessica Hyde? Prepare for Utopia to reveal all.

Water For Elephants

Features20/08/2018

Based on the acclaimed bestseller, Water For Elephants presents an unexpected romance in a uniquely compelling setting. Veterinary school student Jacob meets and falls in love with Marlena, a star performer in a circus of a bygone era. They discover beauty amidst the world of the Big Top, and come together through their compassion for a ...
"Sometimes, levity is an irresistible temptation."
Youth (2015)

The Orville

DVDUK TV08/10/2018330

Red Sparrow

DVDBD4K-UHD09/07/201885

I, Tonya

DVDBD25/06/201883

Versailles

DVDUK TV13/08/201872

The Orville

DVDUK TV08/10/2018330

Versailles

DVDUK TV13/08/201872

The Blacklist

DVDUK TV13/08/201867

The Walking Dead

DVDBDUK TV24/09/201860

Broken City

DVDBDNOTES12/02/20133528

Fast Girls

DVDBDNOTES01/08/20121721

The Ghost

DVDBDNOTES20/06/20111610

Escape Plan

DVDBDNOTES18/11/20131487

Racing Stripes

DVD21/06/20052453

Austin Powers

DVD01/12/20071348

The Simpsons

DVDUK TV05/12/2013849

The Nun

DVDBD
07/09/2018

People You May Know

DIGITAL
22/08/2018

Escape Plan 2

DVDBD
26/07/2018

On Chesil Beach

DVDBD
20/07/2018