BUENA VISTA has re-released the remake of "THE PARENT TRAP" starring a very young Lindsay Lohan. Well, she's young now too, one could argue, but at least here she's innocent and the film is remarkably refreshing, even with a plot that's predictable and well known. Director Nancy Meyers moves the film along at a much better pace than in her previous efforts. The film never lags, despite a 128 minute running time. How does it compare to the original? It's better! Dennis Quaid is fantastic and while Brian Keith was great in the original, there are enough fresh moments here to make it the preferred version.
BUENA VISTA has presented the original 1.85:1 aspect ratio with 16:9 enhancement. The image is noticeably improved upon for the studio's 2nd transfer of this film. Colors are much more vibrant and contrast is close to perfect. None of the pixelation from the previous version is here.
BUENA VISTA has presented a Dolby Digital 5.1 mix. Surrounds are rarely used, except to enhance the music. There is a fair amount of separation present for the front soundstage. Dialogue is always intelligible and free from distortion.
BUENA VISTA has included some worthwhile extras as well. Audio commentary with the writer and director is included as an option. They both offer a pleasant balance of technical info as well as production tidbits while paying homage to the original and noting changes they've made. A deleted scene is included, but it was rightfully excised.
Two featurettes are also included.