DVD Review: Grosse Pointe Blank

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Grosse Pointe Blank
Buena Vista HV
1.85:1/Dolby Digital 5.1/Trailer
Subtitles:Spanish
Also:French Dolby Digital 2.0

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The DVD:
Buena Vista home video has done a very decent job of transfering "Grosse Pointe Blank" to video. The colors are crisp and bright, but not shocking or an example of the best the DVD format can possibly provide. There are a few instances where I believe that I saw a little bit of pixelation, like in the first visit to Dr. Oatman's office. There are other times though where the picture looks very good. The High School Reunion scenes are great, and there's no oversaturation in the colors; they're all bright and crisp.The transfer looks like it's the same as the laserdisc transfer(I haven't actually seen the LD, the transfer on the DVD just looks like it's similar to LD quality.)
As for the sound, "Grosse Pointe Blank" is mainly a dialogue-driven film, but there are a few instances where the sound is put to the test; the movie contains a few really good shootouts and a nice explosion. The 80's music is great, but it's not a major enough force to recommend the disc on it's own, unless you really, really like the music(I like some of it, like the Specials and the Clash).
There's also the very good trailer, but that's it. I would have liked some other extras on the disc like commentary or deleted scenes(since there are a few scenes in the trailer that I think weren't included in the final film)

Audio:B
Picture:B
The Movie:A
Extras:D-
Menus:F

Overall:B

Region:1
Rating:R




















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