Pauly Shore is a lazy, terminal loser who needs to find a home while his parents are offgetting married. Summoned for jury duty, he seeks out the trial that will last the longest andinvolve sequestering. He lands the trial of “the Drive-Thru Killer.” Also on the jury are hisformer principal and lust-interest Tia Carrere. Let me put it this way: Schindler’s List isfunnier.
The soundtrack is clear enough, but limited to 2.0 (get th… feeling that nobody cares toomuch about this release?). The music is strong, with some excellent surround drum beats duringthe opening credits. In fact, the music is at times too strong, drowning out the dialogue in theopening strip-club scene. There isn’t that much by way of surround sound effects, even in suchobvious scenes as the construction-site nature of the hotel where the characters are sequestered.The music is pretty constant, though, and picks up the slack.
Definitive sign that no one cares about the release: the aspect ratio is fullscreen only. Not thatwe seem to be missing any glorious compositions, however. still, the contrasts are strong (withno bleaching in the night sequences). Good blacks and flesh tones as well, and the colours arevery bright. The picture does tend to be a bit soft, though.
Trailers for The Animal, Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle, Joe Dirt andSWAT, but nothing for Jury Duty. The menu is basic.
See this, and you’ll understand why Pauly Shore seems (thankfully) to have gone away, andwon’t be getting his own Punch-Drunk Love any time soon.
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