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review added: 2/24/99

Doc Hollywood
1991 (1998) - Warner Bros.

review by Todd Doogan, special to The Digital Bits

Film Rating: B+
Oh, that Michael J. Fox is so cute. And he's in a movie where there is a slow-motion, fully-nude shot of Julie Warner coming out of a lake. Who'd of thunk it? Plus, Woody Harrelson and Bridget Fonda steal this movie four or five times. A good time movie.

Disc Ratings (Video/Audio/Extras): B-/C-/F
The image would have looked so much better in widescreen. On this DVD it's very tight and grainy. Not too much to be said about the sound. It's fine for what it is. Everyone, say it with me -- What? No extras?

Overall Rating: C
Like Frantic, I'm shocked that Warner went bargain basement with this title. The film looks like it was shot to preserve a widescreen perspective, and on DVD it looks short changed.

Specs and Features

104 mins, PG-13, full frame (1.33:1), single-sided, single-layered, Snapper case, scene access (12 chapters), language: English (DD 2.0), subtitles: English, Close Captioned

Bottom line

It's better on DVD than it is on TV or VHS. The sound is typical, but I would have loved to see this flick in glorious widescreen. As it stands, it's way too compact -- and the video quality suffers for it.

Todd Doogan
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