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Yes Man Blu-ray Review

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by AVForums Apr 27, 2009 at 12:00 AM

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    Yes Man Blu-ray Review
    SRP: £27.99

    Picture

    'Yes Man' comes to Blu-ray in a positive light with a very pleasing 1080p VC-1 transfer and a 2.40:1 aspect ratio. This movie looks very sharp, but in a natural way and has vibrant colours into the bargain thanks to the many exterior daytime scenes. As you'd expect from a very recent film, the very fine grained source print is nigh on pristine with no dirt, dust or print damage to be seen anywhere. Contrast is good and there are some nice deep blacks in the night time scenes. The picture is punchy and definitely does have the famous 3D 'pop' that people used to harp on about in reference to high definition images. I found nothing offensive in the picture at all and felt that I could have been watching a 35mm print of the movie in my lounge. A very nice transfer indeed.


    Yes Man Picture

    Sound

    The audio on 'Yes Man' comes in a Dolby TrueHD 5.1 mix that is generally good on the ears. You might think that you'd get no more than good, clear speech locked firmly to the centre channel in this dialogue led comedy but the surrounds have been used to good effect. In the scene in the convention hall where the audience chants 'No Man', they are all around you- planting the viewer firmly in the thick of the action.
    The main stereo pair come alive with the music of composer Mark Everett together with several songs from his band, 'The Eels'.
    This is a very enjoyable soundmix indeed.


    Yes Man Sound

    Extras


    We're spared a Director's commentary with 'Yes Man' but there's a host of bonus features for those who really want them.



    • Downtime on the Set with Jim Carrey (HD, 4 mins)

      This is a short behind-the-scenes look at the chaos surrounding Jim Carrey on set. This is fast-paced, tightly edited, and amusing, but in reality it is a PR promo.



    • Jim Carrey: Extreme Yes Man (HD, 12 mins)

      This superficial mini featurette has Jim Carrey falling down a lot, riding a motorcycle, bungee jumping, and rollerblading down a hill - replacing any kind of production doco.



    • Future Sounds: Munchausen by Proxy (HD, 5mins)

      Here we have a spoof documentary about the pretend (created for the movie) rock band led by Zooey Deschanel. The band is surprisingly good.



    • Exclusive Munchausen by Proxy Music Videos (HD, 14mins total)

      Exactly what it says on the box - five music videos by the pretend band.



    • Gag Reel (HD, 5mins)

      It must be 'so much fun' working on a Jim Carrey movie.



    • Additional Scenes (HD, 7:31)

      Some footage that ended up on the floor as the scenes don't really add to the movie.



    • On Set with Danny Wallace: The Original Yes Man (HD, 8mins)

      Author Danny Wallace takes us on a guided tour of the movie set and we see him shoot a very fleeting cameo for the finished film.



    • Say Yes to Red Bull! (HD, 2mins)

      This covers the scene where Jim Carrey's character overdoses on the popular, super caffeinated beverage in the movie as well as when he actually tried the drink before filming. They must have been desperate for padding here.



    • Yes Man: Party Central with Norman Stokes (Rhys Darby) (HD, 2mins)

      New Zealand comedian Rhys Darby takes us on a tour of his character's apartment while in full Harry Potter gear. Not terribly funny but likeable enough.



    Yes Man Extras

    Verdict

    The Jim Carrey vehicle 'Yes Man' comes to Blu-ray with a first class 1080p VC-1 widescreen 2.35:1 transfer. We get a very colourful, sharp image with excellent contrast and deep blacks from this very recent movie.

    The Dolby TrueHD 5.1 audio is also of a very high calibre with a surprising amount of work for the surrounds to do in a dialogue led piece. It's all good here including the movie itself which has Jim Carrey in a very likeable performance as a guy who can't say “No” with some real laugh out loud moments and consistently good humour throughout.

    The Extras provide us with 'on set' antics that Carrey fans will enjoy.


    The Rundown

    Movie

    7

    Picture Quality

    8

    Sound Quality

    8

    Extras

    6

    Overall

    7

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