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  • Kingston High, The

    Posted in: Disc Reviews by Gino Sassani on March 13th, 2003

    Overall
    Film
    Video
    Audio
    Extras
    (out of 5)

    

    Synopsis

    Sketch (Jeramie Gladman) is artistic and sensitive. He doesn’t want to have anything to dowith his buddies’ obsessive quest to lose their virginity on prom night. Nevertheless, he getsroped into a bet to do just that. Misadventures ensue. A very independent film, whose low-budgetquirks and likeable central character keep threatening to make it transcend the morass of itsgenre.

    Audio

    Box claims to the contrary, the audio tracks come in both 5.1 and 2…0 versions. This is anextremely cheap film, so the mixes are perhaps slight overkill, but the result is decent enough.There some dialogue buzz (blame that on the original recording, I should think). There are somesurround sound effects, but the almost constant music dominates.

    Video

    The picture is fullscreen, which might well be the original format, given the film’s shot-on-digital origins. These origins are also probably responsible for the pictures flaw: extreme grain ina number of dark scenes.

    Special Features

    A surprising number of extras for such a little film. The commentary, by director StephenTownsend and producer Mary E. Glynn is an in-depth journey into independent filmmaking, andis aimed at viewers who would like to do their own films. As well, there are 9 stills, and bios forthe principle cast and crew.

    Closing Thoughts

    Not exactly the most promising of comedies to start with, but this does have a more personalspin than many.

    Special Features List

    • Audio Commentary
    • Bios
    • Still Gallery
    Posted In: 1.33:1 Fullscreen, Artisan Entertainment, Comedy, Disc Reviews, Dolby Digital 2.0 (English), DVD

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