XenForo Template The Wedding Singer Totally Awesome Edition Release Date: Available now Studio: New Line Cinema Packaging/Materials: Single-disc Blu-Ray case Year: 1998 Rating: Not Rated Running Time: 1h40m MSRP: $28.99 MAIN FEATURESPECIAL FEATURESVideo1080p high definition 16x9 1.85:1480i or 480p standard definitionAudioDolby TrueHD: English 5.1 / Dolby Digital: English 5.1StereoSubtitlesEnglish, SpanishNone The Feature: 3.5/5 Robbie Hart (Adam Sandler) is the best wedding singer in 1985 Ridgefield, New Jersey, until his fiancee stands him up at his own wedding. After that he can only stand to play at Bar Mitvahs and other non-romantic celebrations. But when the sweet and sincere Julia (Drew Barrymore), a waitress he meets on one of his gigs, asks him to help her plan her own wedding, he can't refuse, placing them on the inevitable path to romance despite their respective baggage. At times "The Wedding Singer" seems like just an excuse to wax nostalgic for '80s hits, but there's good chemistry between the two leads, and it helps that the pair play to their respective strengths. Sandler has always been more appealing as the shy jokester than the angry man-child, and Barrymore shines brightest when the script gives her reasons to smile or engage in physical humor. Though the story doesn't deviate from the rom-com formula, there are some nice touches thanks mostly to the '80s theme. Though the period setting is obviously a gimmick, dressing up a predictable package, it does manage to make for a memorable - and ultimately entertaining - product. The unrated version of the film includes about five additional minutes of material. Without a theatrical version to compare it to, I'm not sure what's new, but I suspect one scene discussing a character's penis constitutes at least half of it. Video Quality: 4/5 The film is accurately framed at 1.85:1 and presented in 1080p with the VC-1 codec. Black levels are nice and inky, though contrast varies - darker scenes exhibit some black crush and there are a few shots that look a little flat. Colors (mostly of the pastel and near-neon variety) show good depth and saturation and fleshtones appear accurate. Overall sharpness and detail is very good, a touch more so in close-ups than in wide shots, but grain structure looks nicely preserved overall with no obvious signs of noise reduction. The image is also free of blemishes and edge enhancement. Audio Quality: 3/5 Surround channels in the Dolby TrueHD audio track are used mostly to support the soundtrack's jukebox of '80s hits, though there are some decent atmospheric effects during some of the performance scenes. LFE is non-existent and dialogue is consistently clear and intelligible. Special Features: 1.5/5 I'm not sure what qualifies this release as "totally awesome" - it's certainly not in the package of special features, which is more like "totally lame." "A Backstage Look at The Wedding Singer on Broadway" (10m30s): Promotional piece includes glimpses at stage adaptation, casting, music, choreography, costumes, set design and lighting. Trailer (2m23s) Recap The Feature: 3.5/5 Video Quality: 4/5 Audio Quality: 3/5 Special Features: 1.5/5 Overall Score (not an average): 3/5 A familiar romantic comedy set in the '80s gets a good technical presentation but a meager set of special features, despite the "totally awesome" label.