My Best Friend's Wedding
Tri-star / 1997 / 101 Mins / Rated M15+


MOVIE
Julianne (Julia Roberts) and Michael (Dermot Mulroney) have been best friends for years, then one day, Julianne realizes that she is in love with him and wants to marry him, but guess what? He's already found someone else Kimmy (Cameron Diaz), and there getting married. Now Julianne realizes she has to get her act together, her plan? Go to Chicago, meet the new girlfriend, break them up and marry Michael. 

Now it all sounds so clear cut to Julianne but she realizes that it's not going to be so easy. She enlist the help of the homosexual friend (Rupert Everett) to help break them up, he sees that Michael & Kimmy are in love and that it won't be an easy job, but he tries his best, and he's very good in the movie. Eventually Julianne tries every old trick in the book to break them up, it's doing this that makes her feel really, really bad but she believes she's doing the wrong thing. 

Now I know that it sounds very downbeat and dramatic and it does have it's moments, it's a funny and enjoyable watch. Julia Roberts is good in it, but I must admit Rupert Everett steals the show in it. But the movie does get a little boring at times. Average.

VIDEO

Wow this is demo quality. The picture is razor sharp at all times and shows no apparent glitches, artifacts or errors whatsoever.

It really goes to show how good the Columbia/Tri-Star discs are and how much work they put into them, excellent stuff.

My Best Friend's Wedding is framed at 2:35:1 and is 16:9 enhanced.

This is a single-sided, single layer disc.

AUDIO

The movie has several sound formats in English & French, I listened to the English DD5.1 mix, now although it wasn't bad, it did seem a little light on and the sound was more balanced to the front. 

The surrounds did get some use but mainly for music and some ambient sound effects. The speech was always easy to listen to. The .1 channel didn't really get much use at all.

EXTRAS
Not much on this disc. Firstly you get the original theatrical trailer which is in full-screen ratio 4:3 and the other main extra is the Dolby Digital City Trailer, now I did actually see this on the Godzilla DVD but forgot to mention it. 

The Dolby Digital trailer is encoded in DD5.1, strange that isn't it! and it really adds to the cinema like experience. I hope that WB & Village add this to there discs, but other than that you don't get much else.

FINAL THOUGHTS
Not a must buy disc, but if your into a lightweight romantic comedy, grab it. The inclusion of the Dolby Digital trailer really adds to the disc though.

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 20:30:28 +1100 .

DVD INFORMATION
Region Coding: Region 4
No of Discs: 1
OFLC Rating M15+
Running Time: 101 minutes
Case Type: Keep Case
Release Date: 25/11/1998
Catalog Number: 25241
List Price: 34.95
Distributor: Columbia/Tri-Star
DISC SPECIFICATIONS
Disc Format: PAL
Disc Type: Label Disc
Disc Format: SS-SL
Chapters: 19
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
2.0 Surround

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

English
French
Subtitles: Yes
SPECIAL FEATURES
Audio Commentary: None
Theatrical Trailer: Yes
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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