Reviews and Problems with Adventures in Babysitting
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Movie overall 8
Great 80's movie. Lots of nostalgia.
6 November 2013
Excerpt: This is one of those movies that you would probably like if you watched it growing up. Going back to watching it on Blu-ray, a lot of childhood memories came back. I remember this movie playing every once in a while on YTV. To be honest, I am very disappointed with this Blu-ray release. This is probably one of the worst transfers that I've seen. The picture is very grainy, and that really gets in the way of enjoying the picture detail and whatnot. Audio is sufficient.
Excerpt: This is one of those films where I'm a tad bit bias. My adoration for this film and other films in which I feel the same can sometimes cloud my opinion. That being said the Blu-Ray presentation of the picture itself is in the upper good range, with the audio and video sounding and looking extremely good. It's a shame that the extras are lacking for such a classic film.
Excerpt: Talk about all the things that can go wrong when someone watches your kids. This late 80's farce about Adventures in Babysitting is just that. One misadventure and wrong place at the wrong time scenario and goofy characters along the way make this a decent offering. The high-def debut of this title features a hit & miss PQ presentation as some scenes shine while others show the heavy grain.
Excerpt: Adventures in Babysitting is one of those movies that all of the kids back in the day saw apart from me. No particular reason, I just never got around to it. With the new Blu-ray I figured now would be right time to catch up on what I missed. It's not a John Hughes movie, but it does have a similar aesthetic and is set in a cold, snowy Chicago (a common Hughes theme), and it's the director debut of Chris Columbus who worked with Hughes on the first two Home Alone movies.
Excerpt: Let me get this out of the way first: I love this film. It was original goofy fun, well written, quotable and has a great soundtrack. Plus, it doesn't hurt that Elizabeth Shue is smoking hot. The old DVD was pretty horrible and non-anamorphic. I was not expecting a lot from the transfer, but was a little disappointed. The good points: nicely saturated colours in their 80s pastel glory come through nicely. Blacks are pretty deep as well and detail is good.
Excerpt: With all the Disney Catalog/Touchstone catalog titles finally being released there seems to be a hit or miss with regard to the video transfers. It's pretty odd for a company like Disney to take so long to release titles to only have them have lackluster performance. I am very happy to say this title doesn't fall victim to that treament. It's explicitly stated that the film has been digital re-mastered. The video presentation for an 80's film is terrific.
One of my favourite movies from the 80s comes to blu
8 August 2012
Excerpt: I took my mom to see this back in the summer of 87, we both loved it. Elisabeth Shue did a great job although her career really went nowhere. I can remember this movie almost line by line, and it is still as good today as when it came out! In other words it is timeless. The blu ray is good but not great, better than the dvd obviously but it doesn't look perfectly remastered as some movies from the 80s do (on blu ray).