Site created 12/15/97.
review added: 2/3/99
1981 (1998) -
Columbia/TriStar Home Video
review by Todd Doogan,
special to The Digital Bits
Bill Murray is one funny guy. Here, in Stripes,
he's at his most charming best. Every year I watch this film,
usually around New Year's. It's always on the Superstation, and now
I own it on DVD, so I can watch it in style.
Disc Ratings (Video/Audio/Extras):
The sound is pretty standard, but geez Louise, the film looks
great. In fact, my jaw fell onto the floor. I didn't ever expect to
see this movie look this good. I'm still in shock.
Overall Rating: A
A funny movie, a flawless transfer -- get out there and buy this
106 mins, R, letterboxed widescreen (1.85:1), 16x9 enhanced, full
frame (1.33:1), dual-sided, singled-layered, Amaray keep case
packaging, theatrical trailer, film-themed menu screens, scene
access (28 chapters), languages: English & French (DD 2.0),
subtitles: English & French, Close Captioned
I love it when a favorite movie comes out on DVD. But when a
favorite movie comes out looking this great, it's time to climb to
the rafters and scream about it. This is a fine looking disc, and
I'm glad Columbia took the time to treat it as nicely as they did.