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    Unique ID Code: 0000022014
    Added by: DVD Reviewer
    Added on: 2/9/2001 02:00
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    High Fidelity (US)

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    A comedy about fear of commitment, hating your job, falling in love and other pop favorites
    Certificate: R
    Running Time: 114 mins
    Retail Price: $32.99
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    Based on the international best-selling novel comes the hilarious `High Fidelity`.
    John Cusack (Con Air, Being John Malkovich) stars as Rob Gordon, the owner of a semi-falling record store located on one of the back streets of Chicago. He sells music the old-fashioned way, with his two wacky clerks - the hysterically funny rock snob Barry (Jack Black) and the more quietly opinionated underachiever Dick (Todd Louiso). But Rob`s business isn`t the only thing in his life that`s floundering - his needle skips the love groove when his longtime girlfriend Laura (newcomer Iben Hjejle) walks out on him. And this forces him to examine his past failed attempts at romance the only way he knows how...

    Special Features:
    Interactive Menus
    Scene Access
    Conversations with Writer/Producer John Cusack and Director Stephen Frears
    Deleted Scenes
    Theatrical Trailer

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English

    Subtitle Tracks:
    CC: English

    Directed By:
    Stephen Frears

    Written By:

    Tim Robbins
    Joan Cusack
    Catherine Zeta-Jones
    Jack Black
    Todd Louiso
    Iben Hjejle
    John Cusack

    Casting By:
    Victoria Thomas

    Soundtrack By:
    Howard Shore
    Elton John
    Bob Dylan

    Director of Photography:
    Seamus McGarvey

    Mick Audsley

    Costume Designer:
    Laura Cunningham

    Production Designer:
    Thérèse DePrez
    David Chapman

    Rudd Simmons
    Steve Pink
    D.V. DeVincentis
    John Cusack
    Liza Chasin
    Tim Bevan

    Executive Producer:
    Mike Newell
    Alan Greenspan

    Buena Vista

    Your Opinions and Comments

    8 / 10
    A nice movie about relationships and the love of LP`s.
    The video transfer is good. There are no compression signs and the image is mostly clean of scratches. Several scenes seem a bit blurred (mainly the outdoors ones).
    The DD 5.1 soundtrack is ok. The surrounds are used on occasion for some ambiance, but the movie is dialog driven mostly with an emphasis on various types of music (which is only logical, since most of the movie is shot inside a record store).
    The menus are all still.
    The extras include a behind the scenes look and 9 deleted scenes. Nothing too exciting.
    Bottom line - a simple, yet appealing movie that anyone who appreciates a story told in the first person would enjoy.
    posted by Zvi Josef on 2/9/2001 02:04
    8 / 10
    This is a class comedy about romance and music. Having not read the Nick Hornby novel, I can`t comment on how well the book has been translated onto film. John Cusack is great in this movie and whilst some people find his talking to the camera annoying, I found it added to the film as a whole.

    The picture is good and the sound is okay, seeing as this is a dialogue based film. The special features are a bit thin but, there are some good deleted scenes, especially the cameo from Harold Ramis.

    A great comedy on an okay disc.
    posted by wazza on 1/1/2002 15:12