Dazed And Confused is a funny comedy which observes the last day of school in the lives of a group of American high school seniors hazing the incoming freshmen, searching for Aerosmith tickets and smoking pot. The film views American adolescence as the product of a typical mediocre public education, and it explores the parity of teenagers battling the same old forces of school, parents and uncertainty.
On the standard definition side, special features include 14 minutes of never-before-seen deleted scenes, a four-minute "marihuana" infomercial, and two PSAs: "VD Is For Everyone" and "Crying Indian."
While colors are vibrant in the VC-1 encoded 1.85:1 HD DVD picture, color fidelity is slightly dated, making the film look older than it actually is, an effect that works well for the presentation. Details are not as well resolved, making the images look slightly defocused, and source element artifacts can become distracting. (Danny Richelieu)
The Dolby® Digital Plus 5.1-channel soundtrack is only mediocre, without much surround envelopment and only decent fidelity. (Danny Richelieu)