BUENA VISTA has released the 15th Anniversary edition of "PRETTY WOMAN".
Should owners of the previous version purchase this one? YES!
The new transfer sports the correct 1.85:1 aspect ratio as did the old
one, but this time it's "enhanced for 16:9 viewing!" It makes a big difference.
are much richer now, and fleshtones stand out as do the deep blacks and
detail in almost every scene. There are still a few short spots of
pixelization, but overall it's a great transfer!
BUENA VISTA has presented a Dolby Digital 5.1 mix. Although it's similar
the previous release in terms of surround effects, or the lack thereof, it's
much sharper now. There is a more prominent bass presence during the film's
great soundtrack presentation as well. Dialogue is always intelligible,
although not as natural as we'd expected. Still, even this is an improvement
over the previous version.
BUENA VISTA has included many extras for this special release. A blooper
reel(short)and clip of the film's wrap party(really short!)are fun, but the
interactive location tour narrated by director Gary Marshall, is fantastic!
A music video is included. Marshall's commentary, in keeping with his
personality, is all over the place, but fun.