Sean Young and Richard Lewis, two penniless Americans in Rome, meet when they bothhappen upon a dachshund for whom a large reward is posted. They make their way to MonteCarlo to return the dog and collect the reward, but arrive to discover the dog’s owner murdered.They become prime suspects. So do James Belushi, Cybil Shepherd, John Candy and GeorgeHamilton as the various characters cross paths with each other in hotels and casinos. There’s a lotof energy being expen…ed here, but to little avail. The result is tiresome, not funny. OnlyGiancarlo Giannini, wisely underplaying his police inspector, generates a chuckle or two.
This is a no-frills disc, so it should come as no surprise that the sound is in 2.0. Even so, thisis a 2.0 mix head and shoulders above the sort of no-frills experience so many Artisan discs (forexample) are. The sound is crisp and clear, and the environmental effects are very solid. Theleft/right separation is quite nicely done too.
A 2.0 mix on the sound is one thing, and once can live with that. But a fullscreen transfer? Iexpect better from MGM. The picture gets by, but only just. There is some grain, though theblacks are decent, as are the colours. The picture is generally quite soft, however, and there is avery noticeable green edging.
Nothing much: the theatrical trailer and the standard making-of featurette. The menu isbasic.
Mildly diverting is about the highest praise I can summon, and the indifferent presentationseems sadly appropriate.
Special Features List
- Theatrical Trailer
- Making-of Featurette