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Innerspace [DVD] [1987]

Release Date:07/09/2002
1987's science fiction/romance/comedy/action Innerspace comes to DVD, with some decent results that will surely please fans. Though the image does occasionally show some grain and signs of wear, those deficiencies are kept in check and the transfer does look surprisingly sharp. The anamorphic 1.85:1 picture displays nice color and generally good detail. Though far from outstanding, there really isn't much to criticize. The sound, on the other hand, isn't very impressive. Remastering a new 5.1 Dolby Digital track was hardly worth the effort. All sound is from the main, front speaker with little use of the sides and virtually no utilization of the surrounds. While dialogue and effects are clear, this type of film could have taken advantage of a far wider sound field, but that simply isn't the case here. In addition to English, there are tracks in French, and strangely enough, Japanese. As for extra material, there is the usual trailer, but more importantly, a wonderfully enthusiastic commentary from director Joe Dante, producer Michael Finnell, costars Kevin McCarthy and Robert Picardo and Visual Effects Supervisor Dennis Murren. They are a lively group, with jokes and interesting facts about the making of the film. Warner can be commended for giving this lesser known film a new life with this nice disc.
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    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (30 out of 30)

    Special Features

    • Feature-length audio commentary with director Joe Dante, producer Michael Finnell, co-stars Kevin McCarthy and Robert Picardo, and visual effects supervisor Dennis Muren
    • All-new 2001 digital transfer
    • Soundtrack remastered and presented in both Dolby Digital 5.1 and Dolby Surround 2.0
    • Interactive menus
    • Cast film highlights
    • Theatrical trailer
    • Scene access
    • Languages: English, Français, & Japanese
    • Subtitles: English, Français, Español, Português, Japanese, Chinese, Bahasa, Thai, & Korean
    • Closed Captioned


    Director Joe Dante infuses this science fiction comedy with the visual razzle-dazzle and manic, goofball performances typical of his cartoon-inspired sensibilities. Navy test pilot Lt. Tuck Pendleton (Dennis Quaid) has volunteered for a highly dangerous medical experiment. A submersible craft, with Tuck at the controls, is to be shrunk down to molecular size and inserted into the body of a living rabbit. If successful, the test could result in radical breakthroughs in surgical techniques, but some high-tech thieves attempt to steal Tuck and his ship while both are in miniature form. Enter Jack Putter (Martin Short), a mild-mannered, hypochondriac retail store clerk, a nerd who suddenly finds himself injected with Tuck and his tiny ship. Now poor Jack's got to rise above his mundane existence to help an American hero get back to safety, while also trying to reunite Tuck with his beautiful estranged girlfriend Lydia (Meg Ryan). Innerspace (1987) won an Academy Award for Best Visual Effects. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Dennis Quaid
      Dennis Quaid - Lt. Tuck Pendelton
    • Martin Short
      Martin Short - Jack Putter
    • Meg Ryan
      Meg Ryan - Lydia Maxwell
    • Kevin McCarthy
      Kevin McCarthy - Victor Scrimshaw
    • Fiona Lewis
      Fiona Lewis - Dr. Margaret Canker

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