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Weird Science
High School Reunion Collection
Genre: Comedy

Reviewed In Issue 78 (Nov 2003) Of Widescreen Review®

Anthony Michael Hall, Kelly LeBrock, Ilan Mitchell-Smith & Bill Paxton

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: 3.5
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
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 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Universal Studios Home Video
(Catalog Number): 21141
(MPAA Rating): PG13
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(Retail Price): $19.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 94
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): No
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1985
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 09/02/03
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): John Hughes
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  WSR Narrative Review
Special Notes:
Also available in "The High School Reunion Collection" DVD set which includes "The Breakfast Club," "Sixteen Candles," and "Weird Science."

Story Synopsis:
Geeks and brat-packers remastered! Three of John Hughes' most popular movies -- "The Breakfast Club," "Sixteen Candles," and "Weird Science" -- have been re-issued with 16:9 enhancement, and are available individually or as a DVD set. In addition, two of the three titles are appearing with multichannel soundtracks for the first time, and all three have their original songs intact (some songs were replaced with alternate songs in previous home video editions). Two high school nerds and computer whizzes (Mitchell-Smith and Hall) create the

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD exhibits a picture that is nicely rendered with well-balanced colors. Fleshtones appear quite accurate, hues are naturally saturated, and blacks are generally deep. While the picture is generally sharp and detailed, there are some scenes that appear slightly soft. The source element is revealing of occasional flecks of dirt. There is a slight

The 5.1 remastered soundtracks are the result of a nice remastering effort through newly repurposed music and the placement of atmospheric effects throughout the listening space. Like the other movies as part of Universal