Robert Hays is a rising corporate star at a major brewery. The company, headed by EddieAlbert, has just taken over some smaller competitors. Hays is sent to streamline one of them,which happens to be in his home town. The city mouse hooks up once again with all his oldcountry mouse friends, and sho’ nuff begins to transform, losing the will to be the corporate hitman he was sent to be.
Did anybody ever find this type of comedy funny? Somebody must have. Now it looks…likea bedraggled relic of its time, doomed to have its cover turn old and blue on the video storeshelves. The blue-collar atmosphere is convincingly recreated, but the storyline and gags are tiredand dull. Take this film and…
The sound seems to be older than 1981. It’s in mono, which already means there isn’t toomuch to say. Though the distortion is kept to a minimum, there is some noticeable backgroundhiss.
You have your choice of both fullscreen and 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen aspect ratios onthis disc. The contrasts are strong, the flesh tones are accurate, and the colours are bright. Thereis no problem with edge enhancement, but the grain level is an issue. Exteriors are fine, thedarker interiors are less so, and the first few minutes are particularly bad.
Nothing here except the theatrical trailer.
I guess if you’re a fan of the song, and are pining for the days Robert Hays and BarbaraHershey were headliners, there might be something here for you.
Special Features List
- Theatrical Trailer