Posted in: Disc Reviews by David Annandale on July 31st, 2003
Stop me if you’ve heard this before. So there are these three friends, right? They’re allsomewhere on the geeky spectrum, but you’ve got the macho dude, the fat boy, and the sensitivetype. And they all want to get laid. And there’s also one special girl that the sensitive type hasfallen for… You’ve seen it before, you’ve seen it better. You’ve seen it as an after-school special(minus the nudity). Worth a look though, if only to see the only abortion sequence scored toU2.< ...p>
The film dates from 1982, so some allowances for the audio must be made. One can’t expectit to be spectacular. Even so, the 2.0 mix varies from ordinary to unsatisfactory. The dialogue ispretty clear, but is not without problems, notably some fluctuation in volume. The music (a non-stop parade of 80′s singles) is disappointingly thin (you’re much better off slapping on a CD).Because of the omnipresence of the score, the sound effects are relatively few, and their rear-speaker presence is minimal.
Two different formats here: fullscreen and 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen, and I’m a bitsurprised to see this choice, given how minor a release this is. Still, kudos for that. The coloursare acceptable, with particularly good blacks and decent contrasts. The picture is a bit soft, andperhaps a shade on the murky side, but the low budget and 1982 release date should be factoredin.
The menu’s main page is scored, but the only extra is a (painful) theatrical trailer.
There are plenty of good teen comedies out there. Avoid this one.
Special Features List
- Theatrical Trailer