DVD365.net
The Thirteenth Floor (1999) artwork

The Thirteenth Floor (1999)

1st January 2000

On the Thirteenth Floor of a corporate tower block, Douglas Hall and a colleague are working on a new form of virtual reality...A version of Los Angeles circa 1937.
Douglas Hall, Hannon Fuller, Whitney D'Onofrio, Jane Fuller, Detective Larry McBain
Science Fiction
1, 2
1 Hour 40 Minutes

Computer scientist Hannon Fuller has discovered something very important. He's going to tell his discovery to his college Douglas Hall, but fearing for his safety, he leaves a letter in a VR computer simulation of the 30's but that same night he is murdered and Douglas is suspected. When Douglas awakes the following day he discovers a blood stained shirt in his bathroom. Trouble is, he doesn't know where it came from and can't remember what he was doing the night before.

When the murdered victims daughter, the beautiful Jane Fuller, arrives from Paris things start to become even less clear and he ventures into Fuller's virtual reality world in order to discover the truth, which, when unravelled is more shocking than he, or anyone, could ever have imagined.

This is one stylish film however, with an excellent quality picture to go with it. Some of the outside scenes in the region one edition are breathtaking with bright colours pushing your TV and DVD player to its limits, and dark night scenes making your player work just as hard. However, the region two edition appears to be quite grainy with a low bit-rate and suffers from too much contrast. This is especially evident during the scenes set in the 30's.

Paul thought that the sound quality on the region one edition, although good, didn't use the 5.1 channels to good effect, but since the film is heavy on dialogue, this was probably not a surprise. However, the region two edition uses the channels well with plenty of ambient music and effects in the surround channels. There's even plenty of LFE's throughout, but they were a little over used. Another difference of opinion perhaps?

The Before and After SFX section on the disc is worth a mention. It shows the various skylines and landscapes before the computer got to work on them and turned them in to 1930's LA. And they say that the camera never lies!

We really enjoyed this film and it certainly scores a parallel with "The Matrix" and will stand up to repeat watches, especially when the gorgeous Fuller (Mol) is on screen. Whether you like it depends on one thing...Do you like "The Outer Limits" or "The Twilight Zone", if you do, you'll like this film...If not...Well, its not a bad reference disc, and the extras are excellent along with a very pretty menu system on the region one disc.

Again, the region two edition misses out on the huge number of extras which graces the region one edition. The region one edition also offers a full screen version for the anti-widescreen types. However, what extras remain on the region two edition are still worth the price of the disc. Perhaps the addition of 13 different language subtitles meant the loss of some of these extras, but with another region two disc loosing the animated menus, plus the poorer picture quality, if your player is multi-region then choose the region one edition.

  • Production Notes
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Bonus Trailers
  • DVD-ROM and Web Link
  • Director and Production Designer Audio Commentary
  • Before And After SFX Gallery
  • Conceptual Art Gallery
  • Music Video By "The Cardigans" (Erase And Rewind)
  • Talent Files
  • Director and Production Designer Audio Commentary
  • Before and After SFX Gallery
  • Conceptual Art Gallery
  • Filmographies
  • Music Video by "The Cardigans" (Erase And Rewind)
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Multiple Language Subtitles
Disappearance, The artwork

Disappearance, The

DVD06/07/2016

A is detective sent to investigate the mysterious disappearance of a young teenager at a music festival in Lyon. With the grieving family pressing for answers, it's not long before Molina uncovers a number of shocking secrets which ...
Penthouse North artwork

Penthouse North

BD04/02/2014

Lee Mack  artwork

Lee Mack

DVD10/12/2014

Apple Tree Yard artwork

Apple Tree Yard

BD20/02/2017

Goats artwork

Goats

DVD10/04/2014

Sightseers artwork

Sightseers

BD20/09/2014

Flatliners artwork

Flatliners

DVDBD18/01/2018

Academy Award® nominee Ellen Page, Diego Luna and Nina Dobrev star in the contemporary take on the 90's fan favourite Flatliners, available on Blu-ray and DVD 5th February 2018 from Sony Pictures Home ...
Breathe artwork

Breathe

DVDBD19/01/2018

When the Wind Blows artwork

When the Wind Blows

DVDBD18/01/2018

Manifesto artwork

Manifesto

DVDBD17/01/2018

League of Gentlemen artwork

League of Gentlemen

DVDBD19/01/2018

The Florida Project artwork

The Florida Project

DVDBD17/01/2018

Spaced

Review05/03/2001

Recently dumped Tim and squat dwelling Daisy people meet in a cafe and decide to live a lie in order to rent a flat.

Two Brothers

Review08/12/2004

Two tigers are separated as cubs and taken into captivity, only to be finally reunited years later as enemies in a fighting arena.

Ghostbusters

Features01/10/2016

Ghostbusters makes its long-awaited return, rebooted with a cast of hilarious new characters. Thirty years after the beloved original franchise took the world by storm, director Paul Feig brings ...
"I don't want to survive. I want to live."
12 Years a Slave (2013)

The Simpsons

DVD15/01/201868

Wind River

DVDBD19/01/201862

Blue Planet II

DVDBD4K-UHD16/01/201859

IT

DVDBD4K-UHD17/01/201858

Broken City

DVDBDNOTES14/01/20183439

Fast Girls

DVDBDNOTES16/01/20181569

The Ghost

DVDBDNOTES18/01/20181455

Escape Plan

DVDBDNOTES12/01/20181379

Racing Stripes

DVD16/01/20182257

Austin Powers

DVD12/01/20181303

The Simpsons

DVD13/01/2018789

American Assassin

DVDBD4K-UHD16/11/2017

6 Below

DVDBD21/11/2017

Sweet Virginia

DVD07/12/2017

Dark Portal

DVD10/01/2018