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  • Widescreen 2.35:1
  • 16:9 Enhanced
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  • English: Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • French: Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • Italian: Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
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    Jack Frost

    Warner Bros./Warner Bros. . R4 . COLOR . 97 mins . PG . PAL

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    Michael Keaton has come a long way of late. The wrong way. He was a great Batman, he was a great Beetlejuice, he was a great Mom, he was even a great group of clones.

    In this venture, Jack Frost (Michael Keaton) is the lead singer for the jack Frost band and currently puts his ailing musical career ahead of his family. For good reason though as any break will mean something he's always wanted for his family, a new and better life.

    But Jacks real problem is that he can't keep his promises. To smooth over his relationship with his young boy Charlie (Joseph Frost) he gives him his first harmoica and tells him that if he blows on it, he'll come running from wherever he is.

    One day on a trip to a gig, Jack realises that his family is more important and decides to make his way back. As the snow and blizzard comes in, visibility diminishes, wipers fail and Jacks car accident is fatal. One year later, feeling a loss of his father, Charlie has to deal with building a snowman on his own. Alone, he blows on his harmonica in hope that his dad will return.

    He does, in the form of the snowman he just built and now Jack and Charlie have to come to grips with their situation. It's also another chance for Jack to do things right before they have to say goodbye, for good.

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    This is a good quality transfer. Presented in a 16x9 enhanced 2.35:1 aspect ratio on one side and a pan and scan version on the flip side. No it's not a flipper!

    Color saturation is fine, black level is fine, shadow detail is fine, sharpness is fine and the look overall is fine. My only complaint is some minor aliasing in various prone scenes that would normally be transparent on a dual layered, higher bit-rate transfer.

    What do we want? Higher bit-rates on dual layered discs!
    When do we want it? Now!!!

    What do we want? No pan and scan versions on the flip side limiting the possibility of dual layered transfers.
    When do we want it? Now!!! :)

      Audio
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    A damn fine 5.1 soundtrack available in 3 languages. From the outset in the blues club we are properly enveloped.

    Although making use of all available speakers, it becomes obvious the limited budget some productions have. being a direct to

      Extras
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    Echo, echo, echo and an incorrectly labelled format section stating 2 sides with 2.35:1 ratio.

      Overall  
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    It's a good movie with some good lessons for fathers and would-be fathers but nothing more. I wouldn't say it had potential as it exhausted all the potential it had.

    I think if actors could see the final cut of the movie they've chosen to do, they'd make different decisions. Just ask Arnie about Batman and Robin, or his agent for that matter who didn't last very long after it's premiere.


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