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Robert Benton’s Kramer vs Kramer makes its 4K debut as part of Sony’s Columbia Classics 4K Ultra HD Collection Volume 4.



Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)



Released: 19 Dec 1979
Rated: PG
Runtime: 105 min




Director: Robert Benton
Genre: Drama



Cast: Dustin Hoffman, Meryl Streep, Jane Alexander
Writer(s): Avery Corman, Robert Benton, Meryl Streep



Plot: After his wife leaves him, a work-obsessed Manhattan advertising executive is forced to learn long-neglected parenting skills, but a heated custody battle over the couple's young son deepens the wounds left by the separation.



IMDB rating: 7.8
MetaScore: 77





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Studio: Sony
Distributed By: N/A
Video Resolution: 2160p HEVC w/HDR...

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Jennine Lanouette's audio commentary was, easily, one of the top 5 worst I've ever heard. Her input was almost totally useless, providing basically no information about the production itself, limiting her commentary to the screenplay only, which she over-praised throughout. And, with all of the periods of silence on her track, she probably doesn't even talk for half the film (which, given what she had to say, is probably not a bad thing).
 

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Jennine Lanouette's audio commentary was, easily, one of the top 5 worst I've ever heard. Her input was almost totally useless, providing basically no information about the production itself, limiting her commentary to the screenplay only, which she over-praised throughout. And, with all of the periods of silence on her track, she probably doesn't even talk for half the film (which, given what she had to say, is probably not a bad thing).

Which leads me to wonder, why do some who give audio commentaries many a time say the wrong things, or hardly speak at all?
 

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Which leads me to wonder, why do some who give audio commentaries many a time say the wrong things, or hardly speak at all?
Makes me wonder-why keep hiring them? I would have loved a comprehensive review of the production including the screenplay. Benton was Widely praised at the time as a dirctor but has fallen out of favor which is too bad. His films are still quite good.
 
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Not to be too mean to Ms. Lanouette, there is one other aspect of her commentary that I neglected to mention in my initial post: she needs to have her eyesight checked. In her commentary during the scene where Kramer opens the apartment door to bring in the newspaper while Justin Henry dole's out the doughnuts for breakfast, she tells us that it has to be a Sunday, because the newspaper is, according to her, a Sunday edition. If that is a Sunday New York Times then I'm (to quote James Caan in "Thief") a jet airplane pilot!
 

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Not to be too mean to Ms. Lanouette, there is one other aspect of her commentary that I neglected to mention in my initial post: she needs to have her eyesight checked. In her commentary during the scene where Kramer opens the apartment door to bring in the newspaper while Justin Henry dole's out the doughnuts for breakfast, she tells us that it has to be a Sunday, because the newspaper is, according to her, a Sunday edition. If that is a Sunday New York Times then I'm (to quote James Caan in "Thief") a jet airplane pilot!

Is the dateline shown in any detail on the paper's front page to determine if it is indeed a Sunday paper?
 

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