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Hook Superbit Review

Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by Phil Hinton, Sep 27, 2003.

  1. Phil Hinton

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    Is it a classic? Matt Brown has reviewed the recent R1 release of Hook Superbit HERE

    Enjoy:smashin:
     
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    Does anyone really like 'HOOK' enough to buy a superbit version of it?

    I must admit I bought the original R2 release in a bargain bin at my local Blockbusters ages ago (just to add to my Spielberg collection) & I found the pic & sound to be absolutely fine at the time.

    I really think the film is a huge missed opportunity for Spielberg, as he should have adapted the Barry stories as they where - perfect material for him and there are a hints here and there (the memory of Wendy as a young girl, played by Gwyneth Paltrow, no less) at what might have been had he and the writers gone for a true adaptation of the original material.

    The production design for Never Land is like a overdone Panto set and the Lost Boys...well, I don't think I should swear on these forums should I? As for Julia Roberts as Tinkerbell, all I can say is... 'nice legs!' :D

    There are a few plus points - ILM's FX's are pretty fine for their day, Williams' score is much better than the film deserves (apart from the sugary song that's in there) and Hoffman's HOOK is very amusing - shameless Terry Thomas take off, but done with affection I'm sure.

    Absolutely no need for a Superbit release IMHO. Surely there are better and more deserving films than this to get the full bit rate hit?
     
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    If you don't already own it then possibly. Unfortunately I don't have the older releases so couldn't compare, but I don't necessarily think there's anything wrong with a superbit edition.

    The problem with this one is (and why I gave it a low overall score) is that the sound is really quite poor when compared to newer releases. There's nothing between the DTS and DD versions, both sound flat and 2-dimensional. Which is a shame really, as despite the nausea-inducing-kids-from-drama-school this movie is good fun.
     
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    I don't think there has been an anamorpic release before now has there? Therefore it probably needed some sort of update.

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    This version is in anamorphic widescreen. And it looks and sounds pretty good to me...:)
     

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