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Old 02-05-2013, 10:53 PM   #61
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Loving the positive reviews for this. Finally got it in the mail from BB today and will definitely watch it tonight. Very happy, knowing it's going to look pretty good.
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Old 02-06-2013, 12:43 AM   #62
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Definitely going to check tomorrow. Had no idea this was coming out. Such a great film and it has the Afghan Whigs in it!
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Old 02-09-2013, 10:38 PM   #63
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Definitely an acceptable transfer for this wonderful film. It really looked dull, but when they do the Christopher Robin/Winnie-the-Pooh scene, I think it was the first time there was any sunshine in the film and that scene looked very good to me, so some of the dullness in the look was clearly they way it was shot. Overall, the white specks were the only issue that bothered me and it was only a little bit. It sure could have been much worse, so I'd say 3 for pq and sometimes up to a 3.5.

The special features were fun. The first one was actually quite entertaining with the Jon Stewart comedy interviews, especially stalking Timothy Hutton and Natalie Portman.

Overall, thrilled to have this in my collection. Such an underrated film in my opinion. If you don't know the characters in this movie, you must have been hatched from an egg as an adult.

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Old 02-09-2013, 11:07 PM   #64
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Old 02-15-2013, 10:51 PM   #65
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Excellent transfer for a $6 title. No digital manipulation of the image and an amazing amount of detail from what I assumed was an older dvd master. Due to the detail this could be a newer master and yes it is slightly dull. I remember the same from the dvd.
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Old 03-27-2013, 04:20 AM   #66
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The review here worried me but I'm happy to hear it's a decent enough transfer. While it deserves the best transfer possible I'll at least accept one that's serviceable. Though someday Criterion should release this film . It's a favorite of mine.
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Old 03-27-2013, 04:27 AM   #67
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The review here worried me but I'm happy to hear it's a decent enough transfer. While it deserves the best transfer possible I'll at least accept one that's serviceable. Though someday Criterion should release this film . It's a favorite of mine.
I thought it looked pretty good and didn't feel the way the reviewer did at all.
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Old 03-27-2013, 05:42 AM   #68
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Ddint know this had a little bit of extras. Cool . Will probably pick this up in the not too distant future.
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Old 03-27-2013, 07:05 AM   #69
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Awesome movie. like it too.
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I thought it looked pretty good and didn't feel the way the reviewer did at all.
I agree, I was surprised by the review because I thought it looked really good.
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Old 07-28-2014, 05:16 PM   #71
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BG is a great film; I would classify it as almost a "chick flick for guys". Excellent cast, great acting, and very funny/sad story.

Two of my favorite scenes are:

The hilarious & very truthful monologue by Rosie O'Donnell
[Show spoiler]as she spoke to M. Dillon & T. Hutton about how men tend to compare women to larger-than-life models, and then tend to ignore all who don't meet these super-perfect standards. An oversimplication, but there is a lot of truth to this...


The scene when all of the characters are sitting around the piano singing the Neil Diamond classic "Sweet Caroline". I liked how we later heard the actual song itself during the credits...

This film also seemed to be one of several high school reunion movies that came out in the '90's...this was later followed by "Grosse Point Blank" & "Romy & Michele's High School Reunion" (both 1997).

It was hilarious how one of the characters in BG mentioned that "The Breakfast Club" starred "The Estevez Brothers"...
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Missed out on this because of the initial review. Hope it get's another/better release. Very sharp and smart dialogue. Portman and Hutton were stand outs among all around great performances. Uma Thurman never looked more beautiful, IMO. Now the wait for a rerelease.
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Missed out on this because of the initial review. Hope it get's another/better release. Very sharp and smart dialogue. Portman and Hutton were stand outs among all around great performances. Uma Thurman never looked more beautiful, IMO. Now the wait for a rerelease.
Me too at 5 I would’ve been in. 55... Lol.
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This really needs a deluxe release. Such a great underrrated film.
Still waiting for blu-ray, region 'A': 24 Hour Party People, Beautiful Girls, Cache, The White Ribbon, Le Fils (The Son), L'Enfant (The Child), In the Bedroom
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This really needs a deluxe release. Such a great underrrated film.
Favorite movie of all time. Picking up and putting back the Blu-ray release when it was $5 at Best Buy ranks highly among my life's most moronic decisions.

Would love for Criterion to come to the rescue on this one.
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Old 02-19-2018, 02:34 AM   #76
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Not $5, but there are other options.

http://www.blu-ray.com/Beautiful-Girls/64746/
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Not $5, but there are other options.

http://www.blu-ray.com/Beautiful-Girls/64746/
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Old 02-19-2018, 03:05 AM   #78
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There are other Blu-ray editions from other countries (listed on that page).
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