Blind Date is a fun little romantic-comedy that, with the casting of Bruce Willis, tries to capture the rivalry/romance of “Moonlighting” which was into its second season when this was released in 1987.
Genre(s): Comedy, Romance
RLJ Entertainment | PG13 – 95 min. – $17.97 | January 14, 2014
Directed by: Blake Edwards
Writer(s): Dale Launer (written by)
Cast: Kim Basinger, Bruce Willis, John Larroquette, William Daniels
Theatrical Release Date: March 27, 1987
Number of Discs: 1
Audio: English (DTS-HD MA 2.0)
Video: 1080p/Widescreen 2.40
Subtitles: English SDH
Disc Size: 21.6 GB
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Plot Outline: When Walter Davis (BRUCE WILLIS) is set up with gorgeous Nadia Gates (KIM BASINGER), the perfect Blind Date dissolves into disaster in this sexy comedy caper. Walter invites Nadia to a button-down corporate dinner, expecting to impress his associates with this dazzling beauty. But all hell breaks loose when Nadia has “one too many” and reduces the evening – and Walter’s career – to shambles. Bad turns to worse when Nadia’s insanely jealous ex-beau David (JOHN LARROQUETTE), discovers them together and decides to annihilate the unsuspecting Walter. Can true love blossom amidst the havoc? Will Nadia and Walter ever get down to courting each other instead of courting disaster.
SPECIAL FEATURES – 0/5
No features were included.
VIDEO – 4.5/5
Surprisingly enough, for a cheap and quick catalogue release, Blind Date actually looks pretty darn good. Presented in its original 2.40 widescreen aspect ratio and a crisp and clean 1080p high-definition transfer, the movie features well balanced colors and excellent and sharp detail levels. I saw no obvious signs of artifacts, pixilation or edge enhancement.
AUDIO – 3.0/5
The disc comes with a loud and clear DTS-HD MA Mono track that, while nothing amazing, gets the job done well enough. Dialogue levels are understandable and when the action does get heavy, it sound evenly keeled.
OVERALL – 2.5/5
Overall, Blind Date is a fun little romantic-comedy that, with the casting of Bruce Willis, tries to capture the rivalry/romance of “Moonlighting” which was into its second season when this was released in 1987. The Blu-ray released by RLJ Entertainment has zero bonus material but the video transfer is excellent and the lossless audio is good enough. For a low price, this is well worth picking up.