Good Will Hunting
Miramax / 1997 / 121 Mins / Rated M15+


MOVIE
Winner of 2 Academy Awards for writing and supporting actor, Good Will Hunting is a strong movie with wonderful performances.

Will Hunting (Matt Damon) is a Janitor at M.I.T. who is on probation for every petty crime under the sun, he is also a genius. One day he works out a complex mathematical problem and  resident professor Gerald Lambeau (Stellan Skarsgard) tries to take him under his wing. 

But Will is on a course for self destruction and he will not trust anyone. Gerald sends Will to his old school mate and shrink Sean Maguire (Robin Williams) to help him sort out his problems and confront his fears.

The movie also stars Minnie Driver as his girlfriend Skylar and Ben Afleck as his best friend Chuckie. The writing by Affleck and Damon is wonderful and deserves the acclaim it got at the time of it's release.

The case states that the movie goes for 155 mins. It does not, Good Will Hunting runs for 121 minutes. How on earth could they get the running time this long!

VIDEO
The transfer was quite sharp throughout and the colors were well rendered but there were some other problems with the transfer.

There were some MPEG artifacts present throughout & the original print also had quite a lot of grain throughout as well.

Good Will Hunting is framed at 1:85:1 and is 16:9 enhanced.

This is a Single Sided, Single Layer Disc.

AUDIO

Good Will Hunting is encoded in Dolby Digital 5.1 and Dolby Surround. I listened to the 5.1 soundtrack. The surrounds were only used during the opening scenes but did not seem to be in use anywhere else. The .1 channel was not used.

The dialog was sadly hard to hear at times and was quite muffled.

EXTRAS
A poor selection of extras.

Extras Include:
Theatrical Trailer:
1:85:1 aspect ratio with DD2.0 mono sound.

Cast Notes: There are bios on the main cast. Not very informative.

Subtitles Include:
None

FINAL THOUGHTS
Great movie, on a very plain 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 5.1 speaker system.

Copyright 2000 by [Roger Ward].
Revised: 25 May 2000 14:48:08 +1100 .

DVD INFORMATION
Region Coding: Region 4
No of Discs: 1
OFLC Rating M15+
Running Time: 121 minutes
Case Type: Keep Case
Release Date: 15/6/99
Catalog Number:
List Price: $34.95
Distributor: Village Roadshow
DISC SPECIFICATIONS
Disc Format: PAL
Disc Type: Picture Disc
Disc Format: SS-SL
Chapters: 21
Macrovision: Yes
Manufacturer: DVM
VIDEO SPECIFICATIONS
Aspect Ratio: 2:35:1
Anamorphic: Yes
Film Format: 35mm
SOUND SPECIFICATIONS
Dolby Digital:

5.1 Surround
2.0 Surround

DTS: None
PCM Stereo: None
Other: None
Languages: English
Subtitles: None
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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