Posted in: Disc Reviews by Archive Authors on February 13th, 2002
It’s official. The franchise has been run into the ground. They’ve made a baseball movie with virtually no baseball and the little bit that you do see has no tension or comedy.
The Bears head to Japan at the urging of a scam artist (Tony Curtis) hoping to make big bucks in endorsement deals. Along the way they discover that love of the game is more important than competition. And in his last gasp at stardom, Jackie Earle Haley falls in love with a Japanese girl, walk… off into the sunset and we’ll never have to see his face again. Sadly this is only my dream! Since this final installment Jackie has actually had more work in show business. Why?? What kind of deal with the devil has he made?
This DVD is presented in Dolby Digital 2.0. The cleanest audio of the three Bad News Bears DVD releases… but that’s not saying very much.
Widescreen version enhanced for 16:9 televisions. Once again, the cleanest print of the three releases. The black levels are a bit too high but that’s just me being picky and not wanting to give any credit to this piece of garbage.
The disc includes English subtitles, scene selection, and basic menus. Tony Curtis hasn’t done any real work in a while other than doing on camera intros for low end Alfred Hitchcock DVD releases. I’m sure he would have been free to do commentary.
Following this debacle some brilliant mind in Hollywood decided to make a sitcom in 1979 based on the films. Not surprisingly, it lasted one season and disappeared from the annals of history. In its wake, it left one more “star” to languish on the trash heap of history…Corey Feldman. But I digress…DON’T WASTE YOUR TIME ON THIS MOVIE!!!
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