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Any reviews of The Sure Thing SE?

Discussion in 'DVD' started by EdHoch, Aug 6, 2003.

  1. EdHoch

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    Picked this one up last night at Best Buy, and in one fell swoop completed my Rob Reiner (along with Princess Bride and When Harry Met Sally) and John Cusack (along with ...say Anything, and Serendipity) romantic comedy trilogies.

    The movie itself is just as charming as it was back in 1985. (I can dipose of my worn out VHS version now.) I haven't seen all of the extras yet, but what I have seen is okay. There's a pop-up trivia track that is hard to read on my 27 in screen. I actually prefer the way the Star Trek SEs run their trivia in the black space at the bottom of the screen, much less distracting, easier to read, and doesn't block out any of the frame itself.

    The only other bummer is deleted scenes that are mentioned in the trivia track, or retrospective, but didn't survive to be included on this disc. I would have liked to have seen them.

    Anyway, I'm biased, but it was well worth the $14.99 I dropped for this DVD, and I fully appreciate the magnitude of my (no longer impending) good fortune.
     
  2. Adam_ME

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    Great flick, surprisingly good transfer, and lots of extras. If I had to nitpick at all, the 5.1 track was pretty weak, but this is a low budget 1980's comedy originally shown in mono. No real shocker there.

    And please take note Paramount. MGM put together a terrific SE for The Sure Thing at a ridiculously low price. WB included a commentary for One Crazy Summer. Fox gave us everything but the kitchen sink for Say Anything. You crapped out a completely bare bones DVD for Better Off Dead with a mediocre transfer and a $29.95 list price.
     
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  4. Rodney

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    The Sure Thing was waiting in my mailbox when I came home last night! What a great movie.

    I only watched the first half of it, but I enjoyed it. I had the trivia track on, and that was neat. I thought some of the trivia was not centered on the movie enough, but all in all, not bad.

    This has got to be one of my favorite John Cusack films.
    The writing is great, and so is the acting.

    Spontaneity has its time and place.
     
  5. Ken_McAlinden

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  7. Ken_McAlinden

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    Hmmm? Maybe "Serendipity" and "America's Sweethearts" can be viewed as the first two installments of a Cusack "Bad Romantic Comedy" trilogy. [​IMG]

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