The Wedding Singer
New Line Cinema / 1998 / 97 Mins / Rated M15+


MOVIE
1985, wow. I lived it and this movie really does make you think it was a weird decade. The Wedding Singer stars Adam Sandler in his usual popular role of the nice guy put up against the odds, he plays Robbie Hart, the most popular wedding singer around. His life is a happy one and he is getting married to his girlfriend in a few weeks. At one of his engagement he meets Julia (Drew Barrymore) a waitress at his friends' restaurant, they chat get on well and become good friends. A few weeks pass and poor Robbie is stood up by his girlfriend on his wedding, broken hearted he wallows in his own self pity which causes some of the funniest scenes of the movie. Eventually he falls in love with Julia, but there is one problem, she's engaged to a big time loser. Will Robbie win the day and get the girl? Umm take a guess.
VIDEO

Hmm, while the video quality isn't as bad as some of there previous releases, there are still some problems in the transfer. Notably, color saturation, it's a little lacking. The Wedding Singer also has constant MPEG artifacts in the first 20 minutes of the movie. Shadow detail was quite good throughout though.

The Wedding Singer is Framed at 1:85:1 and is 16:9 enhanced

This is a single sided, single layer disc.

AUDIO

This is terrible. The Dolby Digital 5.1 sound sucks, the lip sync is all out of whack and really spoils this great movie. The MPEG version does not have this problem and it is the sound format I listened to while watching it. If it weren't for the bad DD mix it would have gotten a good score because the movie itself makes great use of the surrounds and front soundstage.

EXTRAS
There are a few limited extras. The theatrical trailer. A crap featurette that includes scenes from the trailer. There are also some outtakes from the movie, but these suck.
FINAL THOUGHTS
Great movie. Shocking transfer. There is supposed to be a special edition on it's way. Given Roadshow's latest release record. It should be a killer and easily better than this version

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: 26 May 2000 00:30:25 +1100 .

DVD INFORMATION
Region Coding: Region 4
No of Discs: 1
OFLC Rating M15+
Running Time: 97 Mins
Case Type: Keep Case
Release Date: 24/11/1998
Catalog Number: 1017169
List Price: $34.95
Distributor: Village Roadshow
DISC SPECIFICATIONS
Disc Format: PAL
Disc Type: Picture Disc
Disc Format: SS-SL
Chapters: 18
Macrovision: Yes
Manufacturer: DVM
VIDEO SPECIFICATIONS
Aspect Ratio: 1:85:1
Anamorphic: Yes
Film Format: 35mm
SOUND SPECIFICATIONS
Dolby Digital:

5.1 Surround

DTS: None
PCM Stereo: None
Other: MPEG 5.1
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: Yes
Production Notes: Yes
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