The People vs. Larry Flynt
Columbia / 1996 / 124 Mins / Rated MA15+


MOVIE
This is a great flick, let me get that started from the start. It's a comedy & drama all well wrapped into a 2 hour flick. The movie starts in the 50's and we see an already enterprising Larry Flynt (Woody Harrelson) selling moonshine to locals for 2 bucks. 

The movie then shoots forward 20 years where he is running the local strip bar. There he meets his wife Althea (Courtney Love). It's here where he gets the idea to make up the magazine we now know as Hustler, and along the way he pisses off everyone in America. 

And that's the whole movie in a nutshell really. It show's Larry's ups and downs and the court cases he had to fight along the way and it dates itself only up until a few years ago. So 40 years worth of movie in 2 hours. Yeah but it's done well, a top watch.

VIDEO
Yet again a faultless transfer from Columbia. There is no apparent grain or MPEG artifacts or problems with the print at all. I was very impressed. One of the best.

Larry Flynt is framed at 2:35:1 and is 16:9 enhanced.

This is a single sided, single layer disc.

AUDIO

Couple of sound formats here, DD5.1 English & French. I listened to the English version. The speech was always easy to listen to and the sound seemed very rich. The surrounds received a good workout, mainly from music and the .1 channel peeped occasionally. Nice Job.

EXTRAS
Oh damn, no extras on this one. Just the DVD Trailer. Low points here.
FINAL THOUGHTS
Great movie, great picture, good sound. And a great transfer too boot. I just wish there were more chapters on this disc. 20 don't cut it. But still recommended.

16:9 ENHANCEMENT DISC RATING

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Copyright 2000 by [Roger Ward].
Revised: 25 May 2000 18:05:00 +1100 .

DVD INFORMATION
Region Coding: Region 4
No of Discs: 1
OFLC Rating MA15+
Running Time: 124 Mins
Case Type: Keep Case
Release Date: 8/9/98
Catalog Number: D24760
List Price: $34.95
Distributor: Columbia/Tri-Star
DISC SPECIFICATIONS
Disc Format: PAL
Disc Type: Label Only
Disc Format: SS-SL
Chapters: 20
Macrovision: Yes
Manufacturer: Sony DVD Center
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
French
Subtitles: Yes
SPECIAL FEATURES
Audio Commentary: None
Theatrical Trailer: DVD Trailer
Teaser Trailer: None
TV Spots: None
Dolby Trailer: None
Documentary: None
Cast & Crew Bios: None
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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