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review added: 2/3/99
To Die For
1995 (1998) -
Columbia/TriStar Home Video
review by Todd Doogan,
special to The Digital Bits
To me, the black comedies are always better than your normal "ha-ha"
comedies. Throw in directing whirlwind Gus Van Sant, the slightly
skewered comic sense of Buck Henry, and an all-star cast, and you
have my vote for one of the funniest "mocumentaries" ever
Disc Ratings (Video/Audio/Extras): A/B+/C
The audio is pretty good. The image quality is better. I was a
little scared that the DVD would fail, in the brilliant opening
title sequence with its vibrant use of close up newspaper photos.
Surprise to me - it's one of the clearest DVD images out there. No
real extras, outside of the hilarious trailer.
Overall Rating: A-
It's a wickedly funny movie and a beautiful disc. Not much more can
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 (DD 5.1), English &
French (DD 2.0), subtitles: English &French, Close Captioned
Go out there and pick this baby up. It's as pretty as its star,