SRP$24.95   2.35:1(16:9) MONO COLUMBIA TRISTAR

COLUMBIA TRISTAR has released the Gene Hackman/ Dan Aykroyd comedy, “LOOSE CANNONS.”  Originally released 13 years ago, it’s a film that was curiously overlooked when James Lipton interviewed Hackman on “Inside the Actor’s Studio.”

Hackman plays Mac, a cop whom has been given a new partner, Ellis(Dan Aykroyd), suffering from extreme psychological problems.  Aykroyd has always been good at playing “bright” men with a gift for technical gab, and his character is the same here, except for the fact that when under duress, he begins to take on the personality of other celebrities. Funny? Not really.  While trying to be an “Odd Couple” type comedy, it tries to take its underlying crime investigation seriously.  They’ve uncovered a pornographic video with Adolph Hitler, and his supporters are intent to prevent its release, by any means. This subplot doesn’t ever really manifest into anything that can be regarded as suspenseful.

COLUMBIA TRISTAR has preserved the film’s 2.35:1 aspect ratio, with 16:9 enhancement.  While a few scenes appear soft, the image is generally impressive, with deep colors, and fine contrast. Fleshtones appear natural.

COLUMBIA TRISTAR has presented a Dolby Digital Stereo mix. It’s not an aggressive mix, however there are enough front separation effects to make it pleasant.

Several trailers are included