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Chasing Amy Blu-ray

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Disney / Buena Vista | 1997 | 113 min | Rated R | Nov 17, 2009

Chasing Amy (Blu-ray)
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Codec: VC-1
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.85:1

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English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
Spanish: Dolby Digital 2.0
German: DTS 5.1

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English, English SDH, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Bulgarian, Danish, Finnish, Icelandic… (more)

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Video 2.9 of 52.9
Audio 3.4 of 53.4
Extras 3.2 of 53.2
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Chasing Amy

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Chasing Amy Blu-ray offers decent video and audio in this enjoyable Blu-ray release

Best friends Holden McNeil and Banky Edwards are enjoying success as the creators of the cult comic book 'Bluntman and Chronic.' When they meet fellow comic book artist Alyssa Jones, Holden's desire for the beautiful charmer is immediate. Alyssa, however, has set her romantic sights elsewhere but decides, nevertheless, to pursue a friendship with Holden. This presents Holden with a dilemma: feeling the way he does, can he merely be friends with this woman? Banky, who knows Holden best, doesn't think so. As the friendship deepens, so do Holden's affections for Alyssa. And cautiously, yet effortlessly, so do Alyssa's for him. With their relationship strugging to define itself, Banky grows more and more frustrated at the notion of losing his best friend to emotional adulthood.

For more about Chasing Amy and the Chasing Amy Blu-ray release, see Chasing Amy Blu-ray Review published by on where this Blu-ray release scored 3.0 out of 5.

Starring: Ben Affleck, Joey Lauren Adams, Jason Lee, Dwight Ewell, Kevin Smith (I), Jason Mewes
Director: Kevin Smith (I)

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Chasing Amy Blu-ray, Video Quality

  3.0 of 5

Chasing Amy has never been and will never be the sort of film that drops jaws or turns heads. Shot in twenty days on a cruel and unusually small budget of $250,000, Smith's third outing is rife with soft pickup shots and close-ups, heavy grain, and poorly lit scenes. Unfortunately, the new Blu-ray edition features a mushy 1080p/VC-1 transfer that, quite frankly, fails to faithfully reproduce the original look of the film. Noise reduction is the chief culprit. Grain is still apparent (in some scenes more than others), but it's been beaten into a soupy mess, as have facial textures, fabrics, and edge definition. The actors appear positively malleable at times, their skin smeared and flushed; even close-ups occasionally lack the clarity they should have. Oddly enough, the disc's exclusive documentary, "Tracing Amy," features high definition clips of the film that look much better. Granted, grain is more intrusive and print damage is more apparent in the documentary (ringing is an occasional issue as well), but it becomes quite clear how drastically DNR affected the feature presentation. Compare the comic convention scenes, the swing set conversation, the bar chats... almost everything that briefly appears in the documentary to its counterpart in the film. The main picture is often a bit pudgy, puffy, and gooey by comparison. I was already underwhelmed by the presentation upon initial inspection, but after digging through "Tracing Amy," the sting of disappointment was more severe.

Still, all is not lost. Colors have received a notable boost, black levels are fairly well resolved (aside from some errant mishaps), overall clarity still represents a step up from the aging DVD's presentation (even though it's a minimal one), and Disney's technical transfer is relatively proficient. I didn't detect any significant artifacting, banding, aliasing, or edge enhancement. Regardless, it's tough to get excited about an upgrade that undermines the Indie aesthetic that helped make Chasing Amy stand out from the pre-packaged '90s romantic comedy crowd in the first place. Fans should approach with caution. Smith's third film will never look like a multi-million dollar blockbuster, but it could look a lot better than it does here. As for the score, my gut says 2.5, but my heart says 3.0. Sigh... not the dilemma I was hoping for.


Chasing Amy Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  3.0 of 5

Chasing Amy's DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround track is also shrug-worthy. Again, Smith's tragically low budget is responsible for the limited scope of the experience, but Disney's newly minted lossless mix is often a flat, front-heavy affair that doesn't have enough oomph to warrant serious praise. Dialogue is warm and intelligible, but prioritization remains shaky. Ambient noise pays little respect to voices, effects are sometimes accompanied by air hiss, and the film's music doesn't have the presence it's had on other high definition Kevin Smith releases. It doesn't help that rear speaker activity is subdued, LFE output is hunched and humble, normalization is spotty, and dynamics lack the crystal clear punch they desperately need. To be clear, I didn't expect too much more, but the DTS-HD MA track Disney produced for the Blu-ray edition of Clerks -- a film shot for a tenth of Chasing Amy's budget -- is more involving and immersive (its own separate issues notwithstanding). As it stands, Smith's opus deserves better, as does its devoted fanbase.


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