Mr. Brooks seems to have the perfect life. He’s happily married, has a daughter in college, and has just been elected as Portland’s business man of the year. There’s only one problem: he’s addicted to killing people. Brooks’ alter ego manages to pursuade him to make another kill but while Books pledges it will be his last one, a photographer who calls himself Mr. Smith spots him in the act. Luckily, Smith doesn’t go to the police, but instead asks Brooks if he can come along on his next trip. Apparantly Smith got such a kick of seeing the murder that he wants to experience that moment again.
Meanwhile, detective Tracy Atwood is hunting the Thumbprint killer, as Brooks is known to the general audience…
Sound and Vision:
There’s some grain and compression errors present and also the depth could have been better. The level of black isn’t completely what it should be and the question is raised why RCV decided to release the DVD with an aspect ratio of 1.78:1 while the movie itself is 1.85:1.
The soundtrack does its job nicely with good use of the surround speakers for effects, music and ambiance, while they remain silent when not necessary. The subwoofer has a nice supporting role and the dialogues are always clear and understandable.
None, not even a menu
Although RCV could have done a lot better with the release of this DVD, Mr. Brooks is definitely a movie you’ll want to check out. The interaction between Mr. Brooks and his alter ego Marshall, as well as the plot surrounding Mr. Smith, Brooks’ daughter and the police, is quite fascinating to watch and will keep the viewer at the edge of his seat. Too bad the dvd release itself is so thin, this movie certainly deserves more