Birdy
Tri-Star / 1984 / 116 Mins / Rated M15+

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MOVIE
Birdy (Matthew Modine) is a Vietnam vet who lives in a catatonic state in a hospital thinking he is a bird. The shrinks at the hospital get in Birdy's best friend played by Nicolas Cage to help him out and hopefully get birdy back to a normal state.

This movie itself seems quite weak but some of the performances bring this movie up a few notches but still stays in the realms of the mediocre.

VIDEO
For a movie on a single layer the quality of the video is very good.

The transfer is very sharp, colors or well rendered and shadow detail is acceptable. There is some film grain evident but nothing too bad to spoil the transfer.

Birdy is framed at 1:85:1 and is 16:9 enhanced.

AUDIO
The audio is very limited in this movie. Dolby Digital 2.0 encoded, it is located towards the front of the soundstage with minimal surround use. Very unexciting
EXTRAS
This is a bit of a jip for 40 dollars.

Theatrical Trailer: Dolby Digital 2.0 sound, 1:85:1 video. Crap Trailer

Cast & Crew Bios: Standard fare here & not very interesting.

Very much a disappointment.

FINAL THOUGHTS
Average movie, unacceptable disc.

16:9 ENHANCEMENT DISC RATING

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REVIEW EQUIPMENT

Display: 48" Sony RPTV.
DVD Player:
Panasonic A350 Player using S-Video Cables.
Receiver:
Pioneer VSX-D508 Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround.
Speakers:
Accusound speaker system.

Copyright 2000 by [Roger Ward].
Revised: 26 May 2000 18:55:35 +1100 .

DVD INFORMATION
Region Coding: Region 4
No of Discs: 1
OFLC Rating M15+
Running Time: 116 minutes
Case Type: Keep Case
Release Date: 2/5/2000
Catalog Number: D10630
List Price: $39.95
Distributor: Columbia/Tri-Star
DISC SPECIFICATIONS
Disc Format: PAL
Disc Type: Picture Disc
Disc Format: SS-SL
Chapters: 28
Macrovision: Yes
Manufacturer: WAMO
VIDEO SPECIFICATIONS
Aspect Ratio: 1:85:1
Anamorphic: Yes
Film Format: 35mm
SOUND SPECIFICATIONS
Dolby Digital:

2.0 Surround

DTS: None
PCM Stereo: None
Other: None
Languages:




English
French
German
Italian
Spanish
Subtitles: Yes
SPECIAL FEATURES
Audio Commentary: None
Theatrical Trailer: Yes
Teaser Trailer: None
TV Spots: None
Dolby Trailer: None
Documentary: None
Cast & Crew Bios: Yes
Deleted Scenes: None
Music Videos: None
DVD Rom Content: None
Collectable Booklet: None
Scene Access: Yes
Animated Menus: None
Production Notes: None
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