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nousername

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I saw this movie about 7 years ago on VHS and loved it. Does anyone have the DVD? Is the picture quality good, and is it 16:9 enhanced? I couldn't find any reviews of the DVD online...
 

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Assuming you're talking about the 1991 film featuring Reese Witherspoon - yes, I (and several others here at HTF) have this DVD. It's bare-bones, but it features a very nice 16x9 transfer (a noticeable improvement over the laser), and that's what matters most. You should be able to find it for under $10 - a bargain for an unsung gem of a movie.
 

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Allan, The Man in the Moon is getting a strong reputation on HTF. I hope I was part of that. I am a major fan of it. Just check the Top 20 in my sig to see. The DVD is anamorphic and has a nice transfer, but I don't have any HD stuff, so I can't tell as much as others. It is also very cheap. In fact, Best Buy had it on sale for $6.66 a couple weeks ago.


Please see the in-depth discussion of it Here. a lot of work went into that. I could write five times as much now that I have really dug into it. what a fine film!!!
 

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I agree. It was one of the most emotionally affecting movies I've seen to this day. The character development is just fantastic.
 

nousername

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Please see the in-depth discussion of it Here. a lot of work went into that. I could write five times as much now that I have really dug into it. what a fine film!!!
Thanks! I didn't think to look in the Movies section. I already knew it was a great movie, but wasn't sure about the quality of the DVD. Now that I know it's good, I will definitely be picking it up. I don't really care about special features--the movie is the real meat--so I don't mind if the DVD is bare-bones.

BTW, I've seen Reese Witherspoon in some other movies, but in my opinion, this is still her best performance. The range of emotion she displays here... it's quite good.

Thanks again...
 

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Allan, I'm a pretty big Reese Witherspoon fan. It's just a coincidence she is in my sig right now. I change it pretty regularly. I've seen all but a couple of her movies and I tend to agree that TMITM is her best performance. Election is the one that gets mentioned the most, but I think her performance in TMITM is even better. Fewer people know about TMITM and I think a lot of people (particularly here on HTF) are hesitant to praise such a "chick flick." If you want to see her take a rather bizarre turn in a popular "cult" film, see Freeway, which is what the shot in my current sig is from. Be prepared for some colorful langauge, though.
 

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