Renaissance art conservator Amanda Pierce (Potter) finds her boyfriend in bed with someone else, and quickly and unexpectedly moves into an awesome Manhattan apartment with four pretentious supermodels. Anyway, from a window in her apartment, Amanda can spy on Jim Winston (Prinze, Jr.), the guy that she
The anamorphically enhanced 2.35:1 DVD exhibits a nicely rendered picture, with images that are sharp and detailed, though some scenes exhibit an intentionally soft focus. The color palette is warm, with nicely balanced hues, accurate fleshtones, and deep blacks. Edge enhancement plays a small factor in the picture, though at times its presence can be a bit obtrusive.
The 5.1-channel soundtracks deliver a satisfying soundstage presence with ample expansiveness into the screen, and an abundance of surround envelopment from the music. Otherwise, there is a general balance of the audio toward the screen, and often with a predominant focus on the dialogue. This is generally an effective sonic presentation without the wide-ranging dimensional sophistication that would be appropriate for other films. Deep bass, when, engaged, is amply prominent with occasional .1 LFE activity. The DTS
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Once the Interactual features have loaded for this film, you are brought to the DVD-ROM main menu, which gives links for viewing the Trailer, and for viewing the Spotlight on Location. The Trailer, which is also available from the DVD-Video main menu, is the same trailer which was shown in the theaters. There is nothing too exciting here. Spotlight on Location is another link to the DVD-Video portion of the disc, and shows Universal's Spotlight on Location, telling about the making of the film, including interviews with the cast and crew, and special behind the scenes footage. Even though I was extremely excited to not see any references to an Original Web site, that jubilation soon deflated once I realized all that is available can be seen using my DVD player and TV.
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