Monday, June 1, 2009

He's Just Not That Into You Blu-ray Review

He's Just Not That Into You Blu-ray Review
Written by Loys JohnsonDisc Size: 22.2 GB
Film Size: 16.8 GB
Film Rating: PG-13
Region: Free

"We are all programmed to believe that if a guy
acts like a total jerk that means he likes you." - Gigi

Video
He's Just Not That Into You meets Blu-ray with a 1080p VC-1 video presentation. The film always looked high-def, but looks a bit dull at times. Colors were nice for the most part, but detail was often lacking. DNR and edge enhancement were minimal if present at all though. Also, a thin layer of film grain is present throughout the film. Don't get me wrong, the film does not look bad by any means, it just disappoints compared to the average new release. 7.5/10.

Audio
A 5.1 Dolby TrueHD audio track is including, and like recent Warner releases, it now automatically defaults to Dolby TrueHD rather than Dolby Digital. The track is fairly unimpressive, but it gets the job done. Dialogue was nice and clear, but the surround speakers are almost non-existent at times. It does expand lightly at times to create a bit more of a mood for what otherwise would have been dull. Not impressed, but at least I can't blame a Dolby Digital track for this. 7/10.

Extras

Baltimore Blade: The Baltimore Issue (HD)
An interactive magazine opens up, allowing you to select a character from the film. It presents a video update/interview of the character on what's happening with them now.

Six Words That Make Up A Film (11:04) (HD)
Director Ken Kwapis and others talk about where the phrase 'He's Just Not That Into You' originally came from. It features thoughts from the crew and cast about what it really means. There's also a bit of behind-the-scenes footage included.

The Director Stages A Scene: Duet For Telephones (4:02) (HD)
Director Ken Kwapis explains how little movements or body gestures during a phone call in the film, can affect the mood and signifance.

Deleted Scenes (13:45) (HD)
Available with commentary by Director Ken Kwapis. 5 deleted scenes are included, and fans of the film should enjoy them. One scene even includes Scarlett Johansson singing (which isn't heard in the film, just shown).

BD-Live
Download the latest Warner Bros. trailers.

Digital Copy (Compatible with iTunes and Windows Media)

Blu-news Summary
I enjoy more than my fair share of chick flicks, but He's Just Not That Into You won't be on my favorites list anytime soon. The cast is very impressive, and they all do a good job with their parts. The film was just a giant dull soap opera with drama here and drama there, as they all end up in each other's lives one way or another. The film also wasn't very funny, and while there's a lot people can relate with in the film, it doesn't make it any better.

The Blu-ray release is good, with average video, decent audio, and a nice selection of exclusive and high-def extras. Obviously if you are trying to choose between the Blu-ray and DVD, the Blu-ray is much better in all aspects. But to those thinking about picking the film up on Blu-ray alone, I would say 'Give It A Rent First.'

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