Sylvester Stallone gives comedy another try in this farce set in the 1930s. Angelo "Snaps" Provelone (Stallone) is the wealthy and powerful head of the Chicago mob, but his ailing father (Kirk Douglas) doesn't approve of his life in crime, and on his deathbed, Dad makes Snaps promise to go straight. Determined to honor his late father's wishes, Snaps decides to go into banking -- just as his life has fallen into chaos. Anthony Russano (Vincent Spano) informs Snaps that he's hijacked $50,000 of his money and wants to marry his daughter. Snaps discovers that his daughter Lisa (Marisa Tomei) is actually involved with the chauffeur, Oscar (Jim Mulholland), but Anthony's girlfriend Theresa (Elizabeth Barondes) has convinced her beau that Snaps is her father. Snaps hopes to use this misunderstanding as a way of getting his money back, but in the meantime, he has to deal with a wary banking board, rival mob boss Vendetti (Richard Romanus), prissy elocution coach Thornton (Tim Curry), and Snaps' one-time girlfriend Roxanne (Linda Gray). Oscar's stellar supporting cast includes Don Ameche, Chazz Palminteri, Harry Shearer, Eddie Bracken, Yvonne DeCarlo, and Bruce Davison.~Mark Deming
Another 90's classic film released on Bluray, I have owned this movie on VHS tape, DVD and now on Bluray. This movie has an aspect ratio of 1.85:1 meaning it's a widescreen format without any black bars on top or bottom of the screen, it has a closed caption option and the audio is in stereo... no 5.1 settings. If you are using a home theater system you may be able to set the audio through Dolby Pro logic II depending on your receiver. In case you don't know what Dolby Pro logic ll is it's an audio setting that converts standard stereo audio into an artificial 5.1 (it tries to sound like 5.1 but you will notice it sounds a little off and unnatural)
One of my favorite comedy movies from my youth. Sadly, it’s just a grainy upscale of a dvd with a ton of digital sharpening. Everything has a soft focus, colors are blurred, and it’s just a mess. This is a dollar bin quality transfer.
While originally a Disney/Touchtone film, Disney had nothing to do with this. Seems they sold the film to someone burning discs in his mom’s basement.
Audio is sharp and crisp. Again, no difference from the dvd.
Glad to have it because my old dvd is starting to wear out, but I’m sad to see no effort was put into this film whatsoever.
My wife watched this movie a lot as she was a young girl, and this is a nostalgic film for her. The blu-ray obviously looks far better than the old DVD we were used to watching. The film itself is hit or miss…