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Jobs (DVD): Review

The Film

Jobs, a glimpse into the life of visionary Steve Jobs, who with the other great names of the tech world, helped shape the world into what we know today.

One can not compress such a story into the time it takes to watch a film, and therefore some events are summarised, while others are glossed over, but the essance that was the man remains.

Ashton Kutcher delivers a remarkable performance, completely embodying the character on screen, with a talented supporting cast, and a well written and well directed story.

Jobs is a drama at its best, and while we might all think we know the story, there are many asepcts of Steve Jobs life and struggle that are not often discussed in the public arena. Jobs does not shy away from the bad, while delivering the message of the good.

The Disc

The disc is ecoded at a high bitrate, meaning non onscreen artefacts (save for some archive footage) and can easily be upscaled in software to HD. While the audio is presented in a 5.1 soundtrack, this type of film does not lend itselt fo much use of the surrounds, and most people are not likely to notice its abscence.

Unfortunatly there are no special features included on the disc. A pity as some footage of Steve Jobs himself might have been fun.

Jobs is available to own in South African stores now.

By Andrew Germishuys

Founder of SAMDB, Andrew has worked full time in the film industry since the early 2000's. He has trained as an actor, completing his LAMDA Gold Medal, and attending many courses in Cape Town acting studios, with masterclasses with some of the international industries top directors, producers and filmmakers.

Working as an actor and armourer in the film and television industry have given Andrew a great balance of skills across the board when it comes to the entertainment industry.

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