||Reference quality video. Razor sharp. Perfect colour balance. No artefacts.
This is a disc to use to impress your friends. (eg Fifth Element)
||Dialogue always clear. Music always clear and never drowns out dialogue.
Enveloping sound field with good use of surrounds to draw you into the
movie. Special effects that have both a WOW factor and enhance the on-screen
||Commentary track(s), Making of documentary, Production notes and stills,
Bios, Alternate Endings, in short, a stack of extras which are well-put
together and enhance the enjoyment and understanding of the movie.
||Riveting plot, a timeless classic that will warrant watching again
||Great quality video with only occasional minor problems.
||Only minor problems with the audio, such as occasional hard to hear
||Multiple extras which are not as comprehensive or well-put together
as a 5-star disc.
||Excellent plot, but not quite a classic. Will bear watching a few times.
||Good quality video with a few noticeable problems if you look closely.
Still quite acceptable.
||A few audible difficulties.
||Limited extras, but still good value, and worth considering.
||Plot which is OK but you would tire of with multiple viewings.
||Video quality that is sub-par, but acceptable if you are a fan of the
movie. Significant artefacts.
||Significant audible problems.
||A few extras beyond just the trailer. Not enough to consider the disc
for purchase just for the extra
||Plot that irritates you with its obvious plot holes, but which you
can put up with because it's on DVD.
||Unacceptable video quality under any circumstances. Don't bother with
||Unacceptable audio quality. Major audio problems. Avoid this disc.
||Plot that is more irritating than nails on a blackboard. It makes you
want to perpetrate violence on the DVD that is carrying this dreck.