Tin Cup
Warner Bros. / 1996 / 129 Mins / Rated M15+


MOVIE
Going into this movie, I wasn't sure if I would like it or not, I mean I'm not the biggest Kevin Costner fan, especially when he tries a romantic comedy, can anyone say Bull Durham. But to my surprise I actually enjoyed this movie quite a lot, I must be getting soft in my old age. Basically the story goes along like this. Roy (Kevin Costner) is a down and out ex-golfer who runs a crappy driving range in some back hole town in Texas. Into his life comes an old university friend and now pro golfer (Don Johnson) offering him a job, at first he accepts it, but after a bit of jerking around on a course he is fired. During this whole escapade he meets the girlfriend of his old friend, Molly (Rene Russo) and falls in love. Basically the story moves on and Roy gets his girl and he enters the U.S. Open, something he thought was impossible. Will Roy win? It's a fun movie. I won't spoil it for ya, your going to have to watch. Oh by the way, watch out for a great performance from Cheech Marin as Roy's caddy.
VIDEO
Tin Cup is framed at 2:35:1 and is 16x9 enhanced, and generally very clear. While there is the occasional scene with some MPEG distortion and shimmering, it doesn't detract from the overall presentation of the movie. So it gets a passing grade.
AUDIO
The soundtrack is as usual Dolby Digital 5.1 surround and is crystal clear. Speech is very crisp and clear, and music scrubs up good as well. Although at time the music could go a bit over the top in some scenes. But overall, pretty good.
EXTRAS
Not many extras on the disc. Production notes, scene selections and that's about your lot. Again a disappointing aspect of the disc.
FINAL THOUGHTS
Granted the disc doesn't have many extra's. But I would have no trouble in recommending this movie, it's a fun watch and is of generally high quality for a nice casual watch. If you want over the top demo quality discs, get Outbreak or Godzilla.

16:9 ENHANCEMENT DISC RATING

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Display: 48" Sony RPTV.
DVD Player:
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Copyright 2000 by [Roger Ward].
Revised: 25 May 2000 22:49:39 +1100 .

DVD INFORMATION
Region Coding: Region 4
No of Discs: 1
OFLC Rating M15+
Running Time: 129 Mins
Case Type: Snapper Case
Release Date: 29/12/1998
Catalog Number: 14318
List Price: $29.95
Distributor: Warner Bros.
DISC SPECIFICATIONS
Disc Format: PAL
Disc Type: Label Only
Disc Format: SS-SL
Chapters: 36
Macrovision: Yes
Manufacturer: WAMO
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: Yes
SPECIAL FEATURES
Audio Commentary: None
Theatrical Trailer: None
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: Yes
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