Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Casey | fort lauderdale | 02/08/2005
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I waited so long for this to come out on DVD. Boy, am I disappointed! The quality is very poor and it's in full screen. I returned it when I noticed my video version of the film was clearer. The manager of the store said it was the second one that was returned. I guess my wait will have to continue on this adorable little muscial."
What a Disappointment !
Sidochat | 02/05/2005
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I LOVE this movie,but this DVD version leaves a lot to be desired.It's 2 stars for technical quality only.Otherwise it's a VERY enjoyable film.Be warned-this is not a Region one version of the Australian DVD of Starstruck that came out last year.
In this version the colors are faded and muddy. The picture definition is poor.There are no additional features to speak of.It is full screen with no other options.
It looks like someone did a video to DVD transfer on some very low budget equipment.
What a disappointment ! I've been waiting for this movie to come out on DVD for years.Stick with the VHS version of Starstruck until a better DVD version comes out !"
Peter L. Fields | Pasadena, CA | 03/01/2005
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I'll have to agree with everyone on this title. I remember seeing this in the theater, then finally purchasing the laser disc when it was released. This has to be one of my favorite Aussie flicks, but this version is not worth the money even if they charged a dollar. The color is muted, the sound was poor even though the box claims "enhanced" and nowhere does it state on the box or on any purchase sites that it is fullscreen, so you're left with the feeling of being taken once it arrives. WHO transfers a film musical to full screen these days? The US version is a rip off. Wait until someone in Australia takes pity on us here in the US and releases a widescreen enhanced version. I purchased mine from Barnes and Noble and immediately sent it back."
An Australian Delight!
Frank C. Branchini | Edgewater, MD USA | 04/06/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I would love to see a widescreen version of Starstruck. I would love to see a better quality DVD. And I would love to see a Starstruck soundtrack. But I am thrilled to find even a not so great quality DVD of this movie which I love. Starstruck was a delight when it was released in 1982 and twenty-three years later it is still as charming. A lot of the charm of the movie comes from the performances of Jo Kennedy as Jackie and Ross O'Donovan as Angus. Their onscreen releationship is a true joy to watch and they come across as very likable. You want to them to continue to support each other and you want them to achieve their goals. The music is enjoyable. The staging and choreography are marvelous. Particularly outstanding is the water ballet at the rooftop pool. Yes, the DVD was clearly put together on the cheap, but ignore the technical details and enjoy the show."