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Blu-Ray  |  Paramount  | 1986 |  96 mins |  Rated PG |  September 15 , 2020

Director:   Howard Deutch

Starring:   Molly Ringwald, Jon Cryer, Annie Potts, James Spader

75 %

Video:

Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 1.78:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.85:1

Audio

English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 (48kHz, 24-bit)
French: Dolby Digital Mono


 

| Film Synopsis |

Teen sensations Molly Ringwald (Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club) and Andrew McCarthy (St. Elmo's Fire) drew raves for their starring performances in this hit love story by John Hughes (The Breakfast Club, Ferris Bueller's Day Off). She's a high school girl from the wrong side of town. He's the wealthy heart-throb who asks her to the prom. But as fast as their romance builds, it's threatened by the painful reality of peer pressure. A bittersweet story with an upbeat ending and a phenomenal rock score, PRETTY IN PINK also stars Harry Dean Stanton, Jon Cryer, James Spader and Annie Potts.

| Video |

PRETTY IN PINK hits Blu-ray with a 1080p MPEG-AVC with a 1.85:1 aspect ratio. This presentation has received a massive upgrade via 4K remastering. The colors pop, skin tones are natural and black levels play deep and rich.

| Audio |

PRETTY IN PINK is an engaging and somewhat immersive DTS-HD MA 5.1 audio mix. Surround sound is used for ambience and used lightly. Dialogue is the primary focus and fills the center speaker.

| Special Features |
  • Filmmaker Focus - Interview with Director Howard Dutch

  • The Lost Dance: The Original Ending

  • Isolated Score

  • Trailer

| Overall Reaction |

PRETTY IN PINK isn’t my favorite John Hughes movie but definitely has the most heart. Paramount has done an excellent job of restoring this 80's classic.  One of the extras that is worth checking out features a new 7 minute interview with director Howard Deutch. This is a must own to your 80’s collection.  Highly recommended.

Summary (out of 5)

Film:  3.0   Video:  4.0    Audio:  4.0    Extras:  2.5    Overall:  3.5