Saturday, July 4, 2009

Grumpy Old Men Blu-ray Review

Grumpy Old Men Blu-ray Review
Written by Loys JohnsonDisc Size: 19.4 GB
Film Size: 19.3 GB
Film Rating: PG
Region: Free

Video
Grumpy Old Men comes to Blu-ray with a 1080p VC-1 video presentation. It was definitely a mixed bag presentation, but mostly positive. There were some moments throughout the film where it looked very rough, but most of it took place at the beginning of the film. There is a healthy layer of grain present throughout the film, which may or may not be distracting to some. Detail varies from fine to very nice, a lot of it affected by the lighting and settings in the film. It's definitely the best the film has ever looked, and it will definitely please fans. 7/10.

Audio
A 2.0 Dolby TrueHD audio track is included and is good, but far from impressive. I have to applaud Warner for at least making it a lossless track. I noticed on various forums people were complaining that a 5.1 audio track was not included, but why would you want a gimmicky surround track anyway? It's not like the film was made that way to begin with. Dialogue is definitely the most important part of the audio track, and I can happily report it is about as clear as one could expect from a semi-dated film. 7/10.

Extras

Theatrical Trailer (1:53) (SD)

Blu-news Summary
I have always enjoyed Grumpy Old Men, it's a fun little comedy. The story is a bit generic, but it's the actors in the film that make it as enjoyable as it is. Most who are reading this review, are probably not newcomers to the film, so you know what to expect. Anyone who enjoys classic comedies should get a kick out of Grumpy Old Men.

The Blu-ray release is quite good, featuring a fairly good video presentation, and fitting audio track. Keeping something in common with all previous home video releases, only a theatrical trailer is included. Fans of the film will definitely appreciate the upgrade in clarity brought by the Blu-ray, but for those looking for an amazing looking catalog title, look elsewhere. Grumpy Old Men is definitely 'Worth A Look.'

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