Hey Bud, let's party once again with Fast Times At Ridgemont High. Writer Cameron Crowe infiltrated an upscale southern California high school and wrote a book about sex, drugs, surfing and rock 'n roll that's became a modern movie classic and featured a talented cast of future superstars.
Special features include commentary with Director Amy Heckerling and Screenwriter Cameron Crowe, a 39-minute "Reliving Our Fast Times At Ridgemont High" featurette, an interactive Ridgemont High map, production notes, and theatrical trailer.
With well-saturated colors and good detail, the VC-1-encoded 1.85:1 HD DVD picture is impressive. Source element artifacts can be distracting, and color fidelity is slightly dated. (Danny Richelieu)
The audio sounds slightly dated as well, although the Dolby® Digital Plus 5.1-channel encoding is a definite improvement over the previously reviewed DVD's big fat mono soundtrack. The mix is reminiscent of a Pro Logic® decoded stereo track, with some stereo spread and very basic surround envelopment. (Danny Richelieu)