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Movie 43 was shot over a few yearsin order to accommodate the schedules of its starsbut the project maintains a mostly consistent appearance, picture quality-wise, shot almost entirely with Red One digital cameras.
(There are one or two shorter shorts that look to have been shot on what was probably less expensive gear.) The film's 1080p/AVC-encoded presentation seems true to sourceno blatant DNR or edge enhancement, no obvious compression issuesbut Movie 43 isn't exactly a stunner, mostly because of the cheap-looking "comedy movie" lighting, which tends to be flat and often overly bright.
In between, she douches with hot sauce and gets lip-swelling saline injections. An "i Babe" music playera naked, full-sized android woman with an i Pod in her stomachwhose "vagiport" keeps mangling teenaged boys' genitals?
Richard Gere is in that last onehe plays a Steve Jobs-type CEOand he looks visibly embarrassed to be there. What's particularly sad is that there are a few skits with semi-clever premises that are botched by so-so execution.
Overall, a great Blu-ray presentation of a visually uninteresting movie.
Likewise, the audio here is solid but strictly functional, with bare-bones sound design that does what it needs to do and not much more.
The film also featured special appearances by Jim Belushi, John Candy, Christopher Guest and Bill Murray. Broccoli 007 Stage at the Pinewood Studios in England, where a "downtown" set, complete with overhead train track, was constructed.
It was produced by David Geffen through The Geffen Company and released by Warner Bros. Produced on a budget of million, in contrast to the original 1960 film, which, according to Corman, only cost ,000, it was well received by critics and audiences alike, eventually developing a cult following.
The 1986 film stars Rick Moranis, Ellen Greene, Vincent Gardenia, Steve Martin, and Levi Stubbs as the voice of Audrey II.The sense of clarity is usually quite strong, though, with visible fine detail almost always visible in the actors' faces, hair, and clothing.(The soft shots that are here seem to be the result of less-than-precise focus-pulling.) Aside from some blown-out highlights here and there, there are no major color problems; adjusting for the variances in color grading between each vignette, contrast is stable, saturation is good, and skin tones balanced.The disc's lossless DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround track is mostly sharp and clearaside from a few moments when the normally clean dialogue seems oddly thick, for the lack of a better wordbut there's little in the way of immersion or engagement from the rear channels beyond some light ambience and a few occasional effects. This is a hokey sketch comedy, not some whiz-bang action movie. The disc includes optional English SDH and Spanish subtitles, which appear in easy-to-read white lettering.Movie 43 is already being hailed as one of the worst Hollywood movies everand you'll hear no objection from mebut keep in mind that it's bad bad, not so-bad-it's-good bad. Bad as in I need to watch something else as a cinematic palette cleanser after that bad.