Culled from an extremely limited theatrical release, Maya Entertainment has unleashed Spooner onto DVD in a frivolous and surprisingly barebones issue. The Standard-Definition presentation brings us the moving picture in an anamorphic 1.78:1 widescreen transfer with a 2.0 Stereo audio selection. The image here is sufficient for all account and purposes, while upgrading a mostly-dialogue-filled soundtrack to a 5.1 would’ve just seemed like a silly thing to do, so I have no complaints in this department whatsoever. The lack of any exclusive Special Features, on the other hand, can almost be seen as call to action against indie movie lovers everywhere — as the disc only boasts a couple of other trailers for other Maya Entertainment home video releases.
In short: while Spooner offers up no Bonus Materials for its legion of soon-to-be newfound fans to revel upon, it’s still a very earnest and sincere film.
Definitely worth a rental — if not a purchase. Plus, never once will you have to see Matthew Lillard interacting with a CGI canine here; if that’s not a plus, I don’t know what is!