Guess Who DVD Review
PictureGuess Who's picture is in the 1:85:1 ratio as presented in its theatrical release. The picture is clear but unfortunately it is just that. The colours which include Mac's loud suits and some beautiful scenery are fine but I thought I could detect a little bleeding occasionally. The dark scenes in which there are quite a few are reasonably well defined, but I did detect a little smearing on some brighter colours such as street lights. With respect, it is a comedy and to the average viewer the picture would be fine. Saying that, the film only came out at the start of the year so the visuals should be nigh on perfect. Overall a reasonable watchable transfer.
SoundPresented in a Dolby Digital 5.1 mix, Guess Who's soundtrack mainly stays in the front three speakers. Dialogue is clear and comes from the centre speaker. Seeing the film is a comedy, we are not treated to the ultimate sound experience. However, there are several scenes in the film where the surrounds come to life and the music soundtrack including Ebony and Ivory is balanced well across all the speakers. Nothing spectacular, but serviceable.
ExtrasAs is now standard on Sony releases, we have trailers of forthcoming releases including The Legend of Zorro and Bewitched. The gag reel is a four minute selection of fluffed lines and fun on the set, all a bit pointless, really. The commentary by director, Kevin Rodney Sullivan is informative and laid back. He discusses the whole production and provides lots of in-sites into the film making process. He also had a fantastic deep soothing voice and is quite a pleasure to listen to.The making of featurette is a twenty minute piece of behind the scenes footage, film clips and cast and crew interviews. Better then the normal promotional material it is still lightweight and I preferred listening to the commentary.
VerdictGuess Who is a funny (and at times quite deep) comedy. Mac and Kutcher, armed with a witty script play off each very well. Not the world's greatest comedy, but definitely one for a good night in with a partner of your choice.
Suggested retail price when reviewed: £17.95
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