It's always a treat to see a smaller film receive the special edition treatment, which is exactly what Universal has done for Robert Duvall's powerful film The Apostle. The image, which is framed at the aspect ratio of 1.85:1, is presented nicely, with strong colors and solid blacks. There are signs of shimmering which might have been reduced if an anamorphic transfer had been used, but sadly, that is not the case. Still, the image is rather strong and not a disappointment. As for the sound, there is a Dolby Digital surround track that is primarily centered up front, and rarely uses any of the outer speakers, though for a film like this, it is hardly a surprise. As for the supplements for this "collector's edition," they are not abundant, but that is made up in the overall quality of what is presented. The main point of interest is a commentary track from director/writer/star Robert Duvall. This is one of the better commentaries out there as Duvall's love of filmmaking, acting, and the subject matter is evident. There are no gaps as he keeps pace with the film and offers plenty of valuable information on making this personal film. A real plus is a 27-minute documentary on making the film, including interviews with the main cast and crew members. While some of the information is repeated in the commentary, it is still a fascinating look at this production. Finally, this disc contains a nice soundtrack presentation consisting of an interview with the charming Christian singer Steven Curtis Chapman and his video for "I Will Not Go Quietly," plus the theatrical trailer and the usual array of production notes and cast biographies.