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The Out-Of-Towners

review by Zach B.

 

 

 

George Kellerman (Jack Lemmon) is up for a major promotion in New York City at his company's headquarters. But the best laid plans go awry, as he and his wife Gwen (Sandy Dennis)'s trip to the city is filled with diverted plane rides, the horrors of using a train, a mugging, lost luggage and much more. But don't worry - it's actually very amusing.

Fun Fact: Most of you probably know that this film was remade in 1999 (to poor box office and reviews) starring Steve Martin and Goldie Hawn.

 

 

Given the 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen treatment, "The Out-Of-Towners" does look pretty good for a move that's almost 35 years old. It's a bit grainy and there's plenty of dirt, specks, scratches, blemishes and whatnot but it also does look somewhat sharp. Detail is very nice while color saturation is pretty bold and strong. It probably could have been cleaned up more, but this will do.

 

 

The English mono track is a lot better than I expected it to be too. You can hear some crackling, but other than that, dialogue is very clear and easy to hear, the sounds effects come in quite nicely and Quincy Jones' whimsical score sounds really wonderful. A nice and pretty robust straightforward experience. Also included are English subtitles, English closed captions and a mono track in French.

 

 

Sadly, nothing here for this comedy classic. Not even the trailer... which I have seen before.

 

 

20 bones is a lot for this featureless DVD. Wait till it comes down in price or if you must have this movie on DVD, enjoy.

Studio: Paramount

Retail Price: $`19.99

Features: None

Specs: 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen, English Mono, French Mono, English Subtitles, English Closed Captions, Scene Selection (14 Scenes)

Released: November 25th, 2003

 

 

MPAA Rating: G

Running Time: 97 minutes

Starring: Jack Lemmon and Sandy Dennis

Written by: Neil Simon

Directed by: Arthur Hiller