Here comes another teen movie from Columbia-Tristar… no, not “Not Another Teen Movie”, rather just another teen movie. This time it is Slackers that is getting the DVD treatment. This film was not as bad as I expected. Actually it was somewhat entertaining, especially the role played by Jason Schwartzman (from Rushmore fame) who plays an absolutely insane collage student infatuated with a girl beyond his means. Enough for my rambling, here is the synopsis…
“Crafty room…ates Dave, Sam and Jeff are happily scheming their way through college. But when super-nerdy Ethan spots Dave stealing test questions, he threatens to turn them in – unless they hatch a plan to hook him up with beautiful Angela, the object of Ethan’s unhealthy obsession. The guys take on the challenge, but when Dave and Angela start to fall in love instead, all bets are off. And that’s when Ethan’s antics turn hilariously psychotic.” – CTHE
This disc features very basic Dolby Digital 5.1 surround. The audio track is very “comedy” focused… meaning that it is very dialogue based with little use of the surrounds for effects. The surrounds are used occasionally for the score, but the sound mostly comes from the front channels. Taking the film into consideration, this disc sounded pretty good.
I have no major complaints about the video quality on this disc. The colors were sharp, as was the 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen transfer. There were some occasional edge enhancements, but nothing to noticeable or overpowering. The picture looked very clean in regards to artifacts and debris, and the overall look of the film was very good.
Features? hmmm, not really. All this disc offers is a medley of theatrical trailers.
This disc is worth a watch… especially for the performance by Jason Schwartzman. The quality is good, but special features are lacking. If you really enjoy teen flicks, pick up this disc; if you are just looking for a good laugh, this disc is worth a rent.
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