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Solid Blu-ray. No Extras.
on 20 November 2013
I love this film and, despite a terrible review for the US release on Blu-ray.com, I decided to buy this UK blu-ray. I'm really pleased that I did.
So, what do you need to know? Well, if you want to know what the film is about then read the countless reviews you will find elsewhere on the internet. Personally, I love John Hughes' films and Weird Science has always been one of my favourites. Just remember: It's not cool to hit someone with your Rex Harrison hat!
The good: I think the picture looks brilliant. There is softness on occasion and a little blurring; but overall, when compared to my DVD, this release looks amazing. BUT, here's something you should know...I also thought 16 Candles, Ferris Bueller and Breakfast Club looked good too. Weird Science probably looks the best of the lot.
The bad: The sound. While there IS an upgrade (to a DTS 2.0) it's still not a 5.1. There's some excellent music in this film (not to mention some very funny sound gags) and I would have liked it cranked up. Also, there are no extas. Not a single thing. But, given the blu-ray.com review stating the the US extras a bit of a waste of space, I don't think it's worth worrying about.
So, if you have the DVD and are not a fussy techno-nerd who likes to examine every pixel for saturation levels then I think you'll be very happy with the blu-ray. I watched it on a plasma TV. No fancy projector etc and it looked great. Fingers crossed for a release of Some Kind of Wonderful and The Great Outdoors!!!