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Sideways [Blu-ray]
Actors: Paul Giamatti, Thomas Haden Church, Virginia Madsen, Sandra Oh, Marylouise Burke
Director: Alexander Payne
Genres: Comedy, Drama
R     2009     2hr 6min

ACADEMY AWARD WINNER BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY WINNER OF 2 GOLDEN GLOBES, INCLUDING BEST PICTURE (COMEDY / MUSICAL) — In this intoxicating, intelligent comedy, director Alexander Payne (Election, About Schmidt) serves up "one...  more »


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Actors: Paul Giamatti, Thomas Haden Church, Virginia Madsen, Sandra Oh, Marylouise Burke
Director: Alexander Payne
Creators: Phedon Papamichael, Alexander Payne, Kevin Tent, George Parra, Michael London, Jim Taylor, Rex Pickett
Genres: Comedy, Drama
Sub-Genres: Romantic Comedies, Love & Romance
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Format: Blu-ray - Color,Widescreen - Dubbed,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 02/03/2009
Original Release Date: 01/01/2004
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2004
Release Year: 2009
Run Time: 2hr 6min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 2
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 5
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English, French, Spanish
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish

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Movie Reviews

Blu-Ray Quality Sub-Par
Photoman2010 | San Diego, CA | 09/22/2009
(1 out of 5 stars)

"First and foremost; I want everybody to know that I absolutely love the movie "Sideways." That being said, do not waste your money on the Blu-ray edition of this particular film. When I dropped the cash for Sideways Blu-ray edition I was expecting to see sharp, crisp, and beautiful scenes of the Southern California vineyards as well as better sound quality. I didn't get either. What I got instead was a lesson that "NOT" all Blu-ray DVD's are created equal. There is absolutely "ZERO" difference between my standard DVD version and the Blu-ray version of the movie.

If I had to guess, it may very well go all the way back to the film equipment that was used to film the movie on set and location. Lesson learned for me :-)"
Commentary track worth the upgrade from DVD
K. Oppegaard | 02/13/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This has become one of my all-time favourite films. I have caught myself watching it a couple of times a year on DVD since I saw it theatrically and even bought Rolfe Kent's superb soundtrack to liven up my Cheval Blanc and hamburgers too. The self-deprecating commentary track alone is worth the price of the disc. It's just like listening to Paul Giamatti and Thomas Haden Church in the film - it must be the funniest and most entertaining commentary track I've heard in years. The transfer is identical to the theatrical experience; the whole film is shot with a soft filter in front of the lens, but the film grain is visible and there is none of that digital noise reduction nonsense. The audio is pretty similar to the DVD, which was very good. I suppose Fox could've thrown in a theatrical trailer but they've ported over the deleted scenes and rather vapid featurette from the DVD. The film was such a low profile, low budget production; I don't think the producers thought to make more extensive supplements for posterity. I wish they had made a documentary about the Californian wine district! The disc is region free, by the way."
Technical picture quality is poor
I. Toivanen | Helsinki, Finland | 12/15/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Great movie, which I had in DVD. Bought this as BluRay version, but was very disappointed about the very small image improvement over DVD quality."