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Valentine’s Day Blu-ray Review

“Valentine’s Day” is sappy, predictable Hollywood dreck.

The story of “Valentine’s Day” takes place on the holiday and revolves around mini interconnecting stories involving a marriage proposal, a flower shop/delivery service, a news reporter, an I Hate Valentine’s Dinner party, a kid and a Valentine card, teen romance, cheating spouses, a football quarterback, strangers on a plane, heartbreak, a depressed publicist, and a phone sex entertainer.

“Valentine’s Day” is little more than a star studded corny Hollywood film whose sole purpose is to capitalize on a holiday. Granted, the cast, featuring the likes of Anne Hathaway, Jennifer Garner, Bradley Cooper, Taylor Lautner, Jamie Foxx, Julia Roberts, McDreamy, Jessica Alba, Taylor Swift, Topher Grace, is impressive, but they are all wasted here in one dimensional roles. It doesn’t help either that the worst actor in the movie biz (Ashton Kutcher) has the most screen time.

About the only positive thing I have to say is that the Los Angeles location shooting is fantastic. It makes me want to visit the city again soon.

Summary: If you want to see a quality romance flick done in the same vein, just watch “Love Actually” for the umpteenth time instead.

The 1.85:1 1080p picture quality is better than this film deserves. It’s a typical top notch new release transfer.

The 5.1 DTS-HD is a little disappointing. Some of the dialogue is far too quiet. I had to crank up the dialogue several times just to understand what the characters were mumbling.

Extras:
* “Sex And The City 2” trailer.

* 14 deleted scenes with optional introductions by director Garry Marshall.
* A nearly 6 minute blooper reel.
* DVD/Digital Copy.
* A Jewel music video for the song “Stay Here Forever”.
* “The Garry Factor”- The cast praise Garry Marshall.

* “The Stars Confess Their Valentine’s Day Stories”- The stars talk about their own Valentine’s Day stories. Not as interesting as it sounds.

* Commentary by Garry Marshall. Unless you love this film, there’s no real reason to hear about the behind-the-scenes info.

May 15, 2010 - Posted by | Blu-Ray review | , , , , , , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. Thanks for the review.
    One thing I dislike about Blu ray is that it’s not consistent when it comes to volumes on dialogue. I thought being the new technology that it would iron out those creases but seems like you can stuff up a Blu ray as easily as DVD can be ruined. I think Saving Private Ryan is the latest recall on Blu ray for bad sound quality, which is understandable for an older movie but not so for something as recent like Valentines Day.

    Comment by unknowntheartist | May 15, 2010 | Reply


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