The audio track is of the DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 variety. It is certainly a loud tack; prepare yourself for explosive blast of gunfire, shattering glass, screams, crashes, and other such noises. Dialogue is mostly clear, but on occasion some of the processed voices, like Malebolgia, are a touch hard to understand. There is not a lot of directionality, but the surrounds are pretty active, throwing you right into the middle of everything. Overall, it is a fitting track for the ever moving video.
- Commentary. The track features director Mark Dippe and effects director Steve Williams with scene-specific commentary, as well as others like creator Todd McFarlane edited into it. It is a good track as they talk about ratings issues, effects creation, and getting banned from the Lucasfilm ranch.
- The Making of Spawn. This was a SyFy channel behind-the-scenes feature, which is good, but just scratches the surface of the production.
- Todd McFarlane: Chapter and Verse. This guy is a talker and he rambles too. Still, he is worth listening to. He discusses the adaptation of the film, the animated series, and its place within pop culture.
- Scene to Storyboard Comparisons. The sketches are cool, but I would have prefered a straight art gallery here.
- Original Todd McFarlane Sketches. A few old art pieces; I love his work.
- Spawn Concept/Sketch Galleries. A whole bunch of sketches and color artwork.
- Music Videos. Filter/The Crystal Method - "Trip Like I Do" and Marilyn Manson/Sneaker Pimps - "Long Hard Road Out of Hell."
Bottomline. Far from perfect, but perfectly entertaining. This is a fun, if simplified take on the complex comic book character. It is certainly different from most other heroes. It features strong comic work from John Leguizamo and an understated performance from Michael Jai White. This is certainly worth checking out on a lonely night.