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Along Came Polly DVD Review

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by Phil Hinton May 1, 2004

    Along Came Polly DVD Review
    SRP: £28.99

    Picture

    Framed at 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen the image transfer is above average in terms of quality. The picture is sharp with good detail on show and has a nice depth of field. Colours are strong and well saturated and skin tones look natural and detailed. Whilst far from reference quality the image stands up well when compared to other new releases and looks nice.
    Along Came Polly Picture

    Sound

    Presented in both DTS and Dolby digital 5.1 soundtracks, this is strictly a dialogue heavy sound mix which is fixed squarely on the front three channels. Everything sounds pleasantly dynamic with music filling the sound field and benefiting from some good panning effects when needed. There is no difference between the formats.
    Along Came Polly Sound

    Extras

    For such a disappointing main feature the extras list looks very good on paper, however we all know by now that looks can be deceiving. The audio commentary with Director John Hamburg is entertaining enough with plenty of details on the production and filming, but listening to this means you have to watch the film again. Next up are some forgettable deleted scenes, a gag reel with outtakes is a collection of people fluffing their lines, the alternate beginning adds a little more character development and comes with optional commentary. Next up is a Making of feature which consists of the usual back slapping interviews, a feature on the Ferret going to the premier of the movie which is cringworthy, and rounding of the disc are DVD Rom features a trailer and cast and crew details.
    Along Came Polly Extras

    Verdict

    Very much a Paint by numbers Romantic comedy which tries hard but we have seen it all before, but done far better. Disc presentation is good with the usual extra features present. I would recommend a rental only, certainly not a keeper.

    The Rundown

    Movie

    5

    Picture Quality

    6

    Sound Quality

    5

    Extras

    6

    Overall

    6

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