Wednesday, May 27, 2009

There's Something About Mary Blu-ray Review

There's Something About Mary Blu-ray Review
Written by Loys JohnsonDisc Size: 42.2 GB
Film Rating: R/Unrated
Region: A

"When I was 16 years old, I fell in love." - Ted
Video
There's Something About Mary comes to Blu-ray with a 1080p AVC/MPEG-4 video presentation, and includes both versions of the film via seamless branching. I have to say, I was actually turned off from the very beginning to the presentation. It was very soft, and looked like an upconverted DVD. After time flashed forward, the presentation got significantly better.

There's Something About Mary has never been the sharpest looking film, and this is certainly improved in every aspect. Colors were improved, detail while not stunning was also a bit better. Just the overall sharpness improvement will have fans pleased. It's not a stunning transfer, but it's certainly not as bad as others would make you believe. It does have a few ugly scenes, but it still is worthy of a Blu upgrade. 7.5/10.

Audio
Fox has included a 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio track, and is pretty fitting. The film is a front-heavy experience, with dialogue staying front and center. The film's music and effects also tend to stay within the front left and right speakers, lightly creeping into the surround area. It definitely won't impress, but I don't think anyone honestly would expect it to. 7/10.

Extras

Getting Behind Mary

Backstory: There's Something About Mary

Comedy Central: Reel Comedy

Up a Tree with Jonathan Richman and Tommy Larkins

Franks and Beans: A Conversation with W. Earl Brown

Exposing Themselves: Cameron Diaz, Matt Dillon, Ben Still, Chris Elliot

Touchdown: A Conversation with Brett Favre

Interview Rouette with Harland Williams

Puffy, Boobs and Balls

Around the World with Mary

Marketing Mary

''Everyday Should Be A Holiday'' - Music Video

Outtakes

''Build Me Up Buttercup" - Karaoke

Behind The Zipper

Blu-news Summary
There's Something About Mary is one hilarious film. The casting was pretty much perfect, and the story and gags are pretty much amazing. Cameron Diaz as Mary is absolutely fantastic, and there are some great supporting characters as well, such as Magda.

The Blu-ray release is no stunner, but it's certainly about as good as one could expect. Fox has also included all extras from the DVD release. There's Something About Mary on Blu-ray is 'Recommended.'

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