By Fred Topel | Image property of New Line Cinema.
Be Kind Rewind
It's funny reviewing Be Kind Rewind on Blu Ray because the film's selling point and funniest scenes are low quality home videos. When there are high definition sequences, you're just waiting to get to the home videos.
On Blu-Ray: Be Kind Rewind
The Blu Ray shows best when it cuts from the home video footage to behind the scenes of their productions. There are no problems adjusting back and forth. The tin foil costumes, tinsel props, painted Lion King backgrounds and Robocop's shiny fenders and rusty metal all show off high def details in fleeting glimpses.
The rest of the film takes place in a hum drum, run down city. It fills the widescreen gloriously with graffiti and the tacky interiors glow. I will say Jack Black's camouflage gag works brilliantly in hi-def. You still don’t see any seams in the visual.