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Friday, November 13, 2009

Say Anything 20th Anniversary Blu-Ray Review!

Say Anything 20th Anniversary Blu-Ray Review!

You can purchase this 80s classic on blu-ray today!

Fall in love with Lloyd all over again when Say Anything… 20th Anniversary Edition debuts on Blu-ray
Disc (BD) and DVD November 3 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. Earning a ‘100%
Fresh’ rating on Rotten Tomatoes as a top fan-favorite, Academy Award® winner* Cameron Crowe’s
(Almost Famous, Jerry Maguire) directorial debut stars Golden Globe® nominee** John Cusack (2012) as
Lloyd Dobler, a mediocre student and aspiring kick-boxer, and Ione Skye (Fever Pitch) as the beautiful
valedictorian Diane Court, whose heart Lloyd seeks to capture. The film also features an all-star supporting
cast including Golden Globe® nominee*** John Mahoney (“Frasier”), Lili Taylor (“Six Feet Under”), Joan
Cusack (The School of Rock) and Jeremy Piven (“Entourage”). The Say Anything...20th Anniversary Edition BD includes exclusive all-new bonus materials including a retrospective featurette revisiting the iconic film 20 years later, and a trivia track containing over 200 questions. The BD and DVD also feature two brand new bonus materials including ‘I Love Say Anything...,’ a look at famous fans who love the film and why, and a conversation with Cameron Crowe, in addition to cast commentary, extended scenes, deleted scenes, and more.

Synopsis: In this charming critically acclaimed tale of first love, Lloyd, an eternal optimist, seeks to capture the heart of Diane, an unattainable high school beauty and straight-A student. He surprises just about everyone – including himself – when she returns the sentiment.

Review: This charming 1980s love story brought John Cusack into our hearts and helped to define him as an actor with staying power. If you've never seen Say Anything, you owe it to yourself to pick up this deluxe new 20th Anniversary release! If you are familiar with the film, then you already know you need to pick this up. Its full of extras and has one of the best teen romance movies of the 1980s...and thats saying something! There isn't a question about whether you should purchase this release..its more whether to get the DVD or the Blu-Ray.

I have said it over and over again, you cannot upconvert something. If you have an old 80s film, or even a 90s film, its going to be nearly impossible to actually make it high definition without a substantial amount of grain. The digital noise reduction process wasn't too bad on this release, but as with all others there is a ton of grain. If you want your colors to pop more, then this release is great. If you actually want a completely clear picture, then the DVD may be more your speed. I personally want to upgrade my entire DVD library to blu-ray, so the sacrifice is worth it.

The sound is DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 (as well as English Dolby Surround Sound, Spanish and French mono). There isn't much for major sound effects, so the change isn't that noticible.

Blu-ray Disc Specs
The Say Anything 20th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray Disc is presented in widescreen (1.85:1) with English 5.1 DTS HD Master Audio; English Dolby Surround Sound; Spanish and French Mono Sound; and subtitles in English, Spanish, French, Cantonese and Mandarin.

Blu-ray Disc Special Features:
•ALL NEW To Know Say Anything…is to Love It! Trivia Track (over 200 questions)*
BD exclusive
•ALL NEW An Iconic Film Revisited: Say Anything…20 Years Later featurette* BD exclusive
•ALL NEW A Conversation with Cameron Crowe featurette
•ALL NEW I Love Say Anything…! Featurette
•Intro and Commentary by Cameron Crowe, John Cusack and Ione Skye
•Alternate Scenes
•Alternate Scenes with Commentary by Cameron Crowe
•Deleted Scenes
•Extended Scenes
•Vintage featurette
•Theatrical Trailers
•TV Spots
•Photo Gallery

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars