I Know What You Did Last Summer
Columbia / 1997 / 100 Mins / Rated MA15+


MOVIE
I Know What You Did Last Summer was written by Kevin Williamson who wrote Scream and it is just as good and certainly beats Scream 2 in the scare stakes. The story revolves around four friends, Julie, Helen, Ray & Barry who are spending the last few days of their summer together before going off to university. 

On the drive home they run over a man and kill him, Barry in his drunken state does not want to get into trouble about this, so he convinces the others to throw the body into the water and leave it and the make a pact to never talk about it again. As they are throwing the man into the water he awakens but they decide to throw him in for fear of being caught. 

A year passes and not to put to finer point on it all there lives have gone to crap in one way or another. When Julie arrives home from university she receives a strange letter with no sender address that just says I know What You Did Last Summer, naturally freaked by this the four friends get together to discuss it and they come to the conclusion that it may be a prank but Julie isn't so sure. 

Soon enough people begin dropping like fly's, they are being hunted by a man with a fish hook who has a nasty knack of making a mess when he kills his victims. The movie itself is very well conceived and played out and it has a nice twist in it about the killer.

VIDEO
This disc has very good video quality, there is virtually no visual problem with this transfer. This is the best video transfer I have seen from Village Roadshow so far. Excellent

I Know What You Did Last Summer is framed at 2:35:1 and is 16:9 enhanced.

This is a single-sided, single layer disc.

AUDIO

Like all Village Roadshow discs this movie has two audio formats MPEG Multi channel 5.1 & Dolby Digital 5.1. I listened to the DD5.1 soundtrack. The mix itself seemed a little distorted for about half the movie and a little out of sync. The movie did seem immersive and the surround channels were used quite well and the .1 channel was lightly used, mainly just to underscore the music. It's a pity the sound was so muffled for the first half.

The dialog itself was very clear, except during scenes with a lot of ambient noise but on the whole it was easy to hear.

EXTRAS
Just your usual set of Roadshow Extras, the theatrical trailer that is encoded in Dolby Digital 2.0 sound and is in a window boxed 16:9 format, this format really sucks. If your reading Roadshow, get rid of this stupid format. The other extras involve a really weak Featurette and the usual interview snippets. Basically these extras suck weenie.
FINAL THOUGHTS
Why wreck such a good movie Roadshow? The video quality is good but the rest sucks. Don't waste your money people, there are a lot better titles out there.

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: 25 May 2000 14:56:08 +1100 .

DVD INFORMATION
Region Coding: Region 4
No of Discs: 1
OFLC Rating MA15+
Running Time: 100 Mins
Case Type: Clip Case
Release Date: 17/12/98
Catalog Number: 1015349
List Price: $34.95
Distributor: Village Roadshow
DISC SPECIFICATIONS
Disc Format: PAL
Disc Type: Picture Disc
Disc Format: SS-SL
Chapters: 28
Macrovision: Yes
Manufacturer: DVM
VIDEO SPECIFICATIONS
Aspect Ratio: 2:35:1
Anamorphic: Yes
Film Format: 35mm
SOUND SPECIFICATIONS
Dolby Digital:

5.1 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: Yes
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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