Kati and Steffi are best friends, and each relies on the other to get through the trials andtribulations of high school. Challenges arise, such as when they discover [x]’s father is cheatingon her mother. They plot an elaborate revenge. Boy trouble also figures prominently, of course,as these two girls painfully reach toward adulthood.
The sound is first-class. The music has good, pumping energy in its mix. The dialogue isclear and distortion-…ree. The environmental effects are nothing short of superb. Whether they bethe sounds of students in the schoolyard, partygoers, or whatever, the full range of of 5.1 isexploited.
The picture is excellent. The colours, flesh tones, and blacks are all very strong. There is nograin and the image, presented in 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen, is pleasingly sharp. There areno distracting edge enhancement halos either. A fine transfer.
The extras are all in German (with subtitles), and represent a fulleer package of features thanwe see on a lot of foreign releases. There are 8 deleted scenes, behind-the-scenes footage,interviews with the director and three of the castmembers, a photo gallery, and filmographies.The interviews, though obviously for promotional purposes, are nonetheless interesting. Thetrailers are for Big Girls Don’t Cry, Seeing Double and Taboo. The menuis basic.
Most impressive sound is the highlight of a solid presentation. No commentary, but so manyforeign releases get nothing more than the trailer (if that), so each little extra feels like abonus.
Special Features List
- Cast & Director Interviews
- Theatrical Trailers
- Behind-the-Scenes Footage
- Deleted Scenes
- Photo Gallery