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Grumpy Old Men
Warner Home Video
List Price: $28.99 (Check Price at Amazon.com)
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Movie: BD-25 (x1) BD-J
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- Special Features (SD, 2 channel, VC-1)
- Theatrical Trailer
About the Movie
Jack Lemmon and Walther Matthau are two old friends that sound like enemies with their constant verbal banter towards each other. The jousting intensifies with the arrival of vivacious Ann-Margret across the street, and the two men must come to terms with their relationship and which of them might end up getting the girl.
How Does it Look?
The picture quality was generally pretty good on this disc. I didn't notice any artifacting or edge enhancement problems. Many scenes take place at night and everything was easily visible in those scenes.
How Does it Sound?
The stereo Dolby TrueHD lossless audio soundtrack is good but there is not much for it to do here. The surrounds do kick in to supply ambient sounds, but the focus of the movie is on dialogue not sound effects. Nonetheless, I'm glad that Warner is continuing to release lossless audio soundtracks, as the consumer should always be given the best quality possible.
I like to see the theatrical trailer included with movies, so I was happy to see one included here. Unfortunately, it's in SD and that's it for extras. Considering that this is considered to be one of the best movies made by the pair of Lemmon and Matthau, it would have been nice if they could have dug up some comments by the two late actors or interviewed Ann-Margret about the movie.
This disc is BD-J formatted, and our PlayStation 3 was able to support auto-resuming the movie from stop but not after ejecting the disc. Bookmarking is not supported.
This is a funny movie starring two of the masters of their work, proving that getting old doesn't have to mean that you're not able to hold your own in a movie. I found myself laughing out loud at some of the scenes where these two are going at it, and that can be considered a rarity among the so-called comedies being released in recent years!
While there is much in the way of extras to reward a purchase, this is a movie that you could probably enjoy watching from time to time and sharing when friends come over. It's curious that Warner did not include a Digital Copy, which is becoming pretty common with their releases, because in this case, I could see where putting a copy on my iPod and watching some of the scenes over again would be enjoyable.
I recommend purchasing this Blu-ray disc for its repeat watching potential and the fun factor of watching Lemmon and Matthau on the screen.
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