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Flirting With Forty

review by Zach B.

 

 

Not Rated

Running Time: 87 Minutes

Starring: Heather Locklear, Robert Buckley, Vanessa Williams, Cameron Bancroft, Sam Duke, Anne Hawthorne, Chelah Horsdal, Sefanie von Pfetten

Teleplay by: Julia Dahl
Based on the book by: Jane Porter

Directed by: Mikael Salomon

 

Studio: Sony

Retail Price: $24.96

Features: None

Specs: 1.78:1 Anamorphic Widescreen, English Dolby Digital 5.1, English Subtitles, English Closed Captions, Scene Selections (12 Scenes)

Released: May 5th, 2009


 

 

"Flirting With Forty" is presented in 1.78:1 anamorphic widescreen. It's a rather crisp and clean transfer that is pleasing to the eyes. Detail is pretty good, and there is no edge enhancement to speak of. Noise and edge halos do pop up, however. Fleshtones hit the mark, while color saturation is rather solid. There is no smearing, and the colors look pretty bold and bright in the different locales - the snowy whites where the character Jackie makes her home, and the beachy Hawaii oasis where plenty occurs. It's not reference quality by any means, but for a television movie, this is rather sharp. 


 

"Flirting With Forty" features an English Dolby Digital 5.1 track. It fits the movie, but there's nothing that really grips you into the movie. The track is pretty front-centric for the most part, and the music - which is decently mixed - fills out the channels pretty well. Dialogue is crisp and easy to hear, while sound effects also come through - but aren't always discrete. Some of the more subtle sound effects - talking in the background, footsteps - actually do make an impression. Subwoofer use is limited, while dynamic range is decent - but not quite tight.

English closed captions from your TV are available, plus subtitles in English on the DVD.
 




Just previews, which don't count.

 

I suppose those who caught this movie on television, and/or love Heather Locklear, might want to purchase this DVD. The price is steep for a bare-bones release, with a decent presentation. But for the rest interested in seeing the movie, a rental should be sufficient.