Fox has assembled a solid presentation of The Sentinel for this DVD. The transfer is as good as one would expect from a major studio; the video is colorful and free of blemishes while the 5.1 stereo soundtrack offers a strong, clear mix that makes solid use of the multi-speaker capabilities. The disc is rounded out by a series of bonus features. First, director Clark Johnson and screenwriter George Nolfi team up for a commentary track; it's pleasant enough and the two offer a decent amount of nuts-and-bolts info about the production. There are also two featurettes about the film and its portrayal of the Secret Service. Both segments veer into puff-piece territory, and those who enjoyed the film might be disappointed that there isn't a comprehensive making-of featurette about the film itself. Elsewhere, there are a series of deleted scenes with optional commentary by Nolfi and a pair of theatrical trailers. All in all, this is a quality disc likely to please fans of the film.
Commentary with director Clark Johnson and writer George Nolfi; deleted scenes with optional commentary by George Nolfi; alternate ending with optional commentary by George Nolfi; "The Secret Service on a Tradition of Excellence" and "In the President's Shadow: Protecting the President" featurettes.
Disc #1 -- The Sentinel 1. Main Titles [:02] 2. Morning Briefing [:38] 3. Protecting the President [3:30] 4. First Day on the Job [4:08] 5. It's Personal [2:18] 6. Mole [1:51] 7. Photographs and Polygraphs [5:51] 8. Las Palmas [2:15] 9. Camp David [2:40] 10. Not According to Plan [5:50] 11. Under Investigation [1:34] 12. Fugitive [3:51] 13. A Good Ally to Have [4:01] 14. The Search for Walter Xavier [1:56] 15. Pulling the Trigger [1:53] 16. Evidence [5:44] 17. Coming Clean [6:21] 18. Fingerprint [3:41] 19. Old Friends Again [4:40] 20. Up Against the Wall [1:02] 21. Toronto [3:36] 22. Assassination Attempt [6:28] 23. Retirement [:05] 24. Goodbye/End Titles [6:21]
Disc #1 -- The Sentinel Play Language Selection Language Selection: English 5.1 Dolby Surround Language Selection: French Dolby Surround Language Selection: Spanish Dolby Surround Commentary by Clark Johnson and George Nolfi Subtitles: English Subtitles: Spanish Subtitles: Off Scene Selection Special Features Commentary by Clark Johnson and George Nolfi: On Commentary by Clark Johnson and George Nolfi: Off Deleted Scenes With Optional Commentary by George Nolfi Deleted Scenes Commentary by George Nolfi: On Deleted Scenes Commentary by George Nolfi: Off Garrison and Chaminski Drive to Mall Jill Suspects Garrison Is Innocent Breckinridge Confronts His Wife Jacob Bracken Plays the Son Garrison and Sarah Have a Private Moment Alternate Ending Play All The Secret Service: Building on a Tradition of Excellence In the President's Shadow Theatrical Trailer #1 Theatrical Trailer #2 Thank You for Smoking Trailer Behind Enemy Lines 2 Trailer Romancing the Stone & Jewel of the Nile Trailer 24 Season 4
The Sentinel 3.8 out of 5based on
More than 1 year ago
The Fugitive meets In the Line of Fire. Here is a movie with a stellar cast and a great beginning, but just when things get moving it falls into a familiar storyline that has been used over and over--innocent man is framed, innocent man brilliantly tracks down the bad guys while staying a step ahead of his adversaries...you know the drill. I was disappointed the script wasn't a little more original I figured out who the mole was way too early. An entertaining movie, but no surprise punches here.
More than 1 year ago
This movie serves as a sharp reminder of how paramount it is to the success of a film to have decent writers on board. I know it may sound like an utterly trite, common-sense lesson, but the fact that this movie turned out the way it did shows that there are people out there in Hollywood who have not yet learned. This movie had a really solid cast, a big budget, and an exciting premise. And yet, from beginning to end, viewers are served up forgettable characters with poorly-developed back-stories, going through the motions in a plot that never hooks their interest. I watched the whole movie and could care less about Michael Douglas's fugitive character. This one does not measure up to the level of The Fugitive (1993). It is definitely more on par with say, U.S. Marshals (1998). In fact, the only thing about this film that is worthy of discussion is which of its many facets was the most one-dimensional? There is a serious competition going on between: the main-character's relationship with the first lady, his feud with Keifer Sutherland's character, the secret plot to kill the President, the rookie agent played by Eva Longoria, and finally the question of which member of the Secret Service is a mole. The film's climax and subsequent resolution one finds boring, banal answers to all of those questions that they never really cared much about to begin with. The overall impact on the viewer was virtually non-existent. This movie was lighter than air. Overall, I think a 3 stars' is reasonable mark: the movie could have gone straight to the TV (as some other users say). There's not so much difference between this film and the ones you might see at home. ‘The Sentinel’ is a forgettable thriller and there is absolutely no reason to recommend it.
More than 1 year ago
This movie is the third of the series and has a new main character, a new setting, and a type of racing called drifting. This movie has a lot of action and is very fast- paced and has a ton of cool cars and characters.