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Roxanne is a wonderfully breezy romantic-comedy that one can’t help but smile from beginning to end, mostly because of Steve Martin’s understated but still fulfilling performance alongside a nice supporting cast.

 

 

Roxanne
(1987)

Genre(s): Comedy, Romance
Mill Creek Entertainment | PG – 107 min. – $14.98 | August 13, 2019

Date Published: 08/13/2019 | Author: The Movieman


MOVIE INFO:
Directed by: Fred Schepisi
Writer(s): Edmond Rostand (play “Cyrano de Bergerac”); Steve Martin (screenplay)
Cast: Steve Martin, Daryl Hannah, Shelley Duvall, Rick Rossovich, Fred Willard, Michael J. Pollard


DISC INFO:
Features: None
Slip Cover: Yes
Digital Copy: No
Formats Included: Blu-ray
Number of Discs: 1


Audio: English (DTS-HD MA 5.1)
Video: 1080p/Widescreen 2.35
Subtitles: English SDH
Disc Size: 24.36 GB
Total Bitrate: 30.23 Mbps
Codecs: MPEG-4 AVC
Region(s): A


Mill Creek Entertainment provided me with a free copy of the Blu-ray I reviewed in this Blog Post.
The opinions I share are my own.


THE MOVIE — 4.0/5


Plot Synopsis: In the little resort town of Nelson, Washington, well-loved Fire Chief C.D. Bales (STEVE MARTIN) is sensitive about his remarkably long nose. A beautiful, intelligent astronomer, Roxanne (DARYL HANNAH), in town to study a comet, finds herself attracted to another newcomer, C.D.’s imported professional firefighter, Chris (RICK ROSSOVICH). Roxanne confides her interest to.D., who reluctantly passes it on to Chris, but he’s dumbstruck and convinces C.D. to ghost-write a letter to Roxanne – one that is an outpouring of C.D.’s own feelings for her.

Quick Hit Review: I’ve seen Roxanne off-and-on several times over the years and while this might not be top-shelf Steve Martin in terms of performance, though he definitely is charming, the film itself is just one of those feel good flicks that you can turn on at any time and just chill out for 90 minutes. It’s a simple story, and take on “Cyrano de Bergerac”, but the humor is light hearted and although you do have a main character who deceives, one can’t help to have fun with the premise anyway, sort of in the same vein as You’ve Got Mail when Tom Hanks pretty much deceives Meg Ryan for the entirety of the third act, and yet that movie is a personal favorite.

Roxanne was directed by Fred Schepisi (The Russia House, Mr. Baseball) from a script written by Martin himself. This is just an all around fun flick that manages to still be humorous and likable 30 years later.

 

SPECIAL FEATURES – 0/5


No features were included, not even a scene select submenu. However, this does have Mill Creek’s “retro VHS” slip cover.

 


VIDEO – 4.0/5


Mill Creek releases Roxanne with a transfer that probably is similar to the original Sony Blu-ray release from a decade ago. As such, the movie doesn’t look bad at all, detail was pretty good and colors tended to be bright in keeping with the light-hearted material. It’s not at all perfect but still satisfactory.

AUDIO – 3.0/5


The included DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track I found to be, at best, serviceable. Dialogue was mostly okay however there was a time or two where it was a little soft, as the case for any background or ambient noises from the rear channels.

 


OVERALL – 3.5/5


Roxanne is a wonderfully breezy romantic-comedy that one can’t help but smile from beginning to end, mostly because of Steve Martin’s understated but still fulfilling performance alongside a nice supporting cast. This Mill Creek release doesn’t bring much new to the table over Sony’s old 2009 Blu-ray except for the cool “retro VHS” slip cover.

 

 

 

Check out some more 1080p screen caps by going to page 2. Please note, these do contain spoilers.

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