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Could have been 5 - had they added anything,
This review is from: My Cousin Vinny [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)
I believe this to be one of those 90s comedies we all love, so the BD transfer was a nice addition to see come over. Playing it in the store today reminded everyone how fun the film was, but the obvious preservation work made for a nice sell on how these older films should be done.
The colors and clarity were actually cleaned up well, with the artifact being random to where there was no real detraction. The credit sequences looked solid, which for some of these 90s block letter credits the BD transfers can leave in horrible grain. With how they did Tomei's makeup in this, there could have been plenty of chances for a dull saturation look, but in actuality it turned out looking great.
The sound is what sold me though. They mixed and re-amplified it into a 5.1 DTS that rocked the channels. The train scenes were excellent and that owl made customers do a double take. The supplements suck though. They included a variety of trailers from theater and TV, but in that it does show how the original stock looked compared to this upgrade. The commentary was fine, but I was hoping for some visual treats. Instead, the film will have to stand alone for buying the Blu. The menu shows a cleaned up reel also and the navigation was simple. Enjoy.
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Initial post: Aug 20, 2009 2:32:14 PM PDT
Peter Ian Staker says:
thank you for your review! love this movie. nice to see someone comment on the bluray itself and not just the film.
In reply to an earlier post on Aug 20, 2009 2:45:02 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 20, 2009 2:45:18 PM PDT
Steve Kuehl says:
Have noticed that seems to be a trend here (frustrating as that is) so I have made a point of making sure to write Blu reviews (or entire product reviews) instead of reciting the film we already know about. Thanks.
Posted on Jul 11, 2010 9:58:09 AM PDT
J. Moore says:
Great review Steve! I don't own a blu-ray player yet. I've seen the dvd & the sound & picture quality are very good considering the film's age. I partially agree with you about the extra features. The quality of the trailer & tv spots is slightly below par as opposed to the film itself. But it really isn't so bad either. Most likely the extras were copied from 16mm. while the film was duplicated from 35mm. Also I'd love to see some more extras in the future. I love to see poster/still galleries. How about a few actor bios too? Fred Gwynne Austin Pendleton Joe Pesci Ralph Macchio & the rest are some of the finest actors of their time.
Posted on Aug 27, 2012 8:18:12 AM PDT
Sheryl Fechter says:
Steve Kuehl-This is an astute take on an awesome 'older and wiser' film! "My Cousin Vinny" is as fresh and funny as the day it hit the theaters, for my husband and me it never gets old and it's now 2012. The husband only views in 'Blu' so it only makes sense for him to be reading the reviews that coexist with it--thank you for making that comment and the review itself (nicely done, again!). Now I can tell him of your reviews (as he reads movie reviews often enough for opinion and/or purchase) and always appreciates a solid piece of accounting onto the transfer also, along with the movie.
Just typing this up to make sure you are still doing this, as I see this as a great avenue in movie reviews now with Blu-rays becoming abundant. Thank you Steve, Sheryl
Posted on Dec 31, 2012 9:46:13 AM PST
Raychel G. Terschluse says:
Thank you for reviewing the blu-ray transfer! I wish there was a separate place to review different editions specifically. Thanks to your review I will spend $ and re-buy this movie on blu ray. Thanks!
Posted on May 26, 2014 5:05:10 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 26, 2014 5:05:48 PM PDT
R. Baurer says:
If you click on to see all reviews and then type "blu" in the search box at the top right it will only show reviews of the blu ray. Many people still only review the movie and not the the disc though.
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