Sep 122021

For Richer or Poorer is a mid/late 1990s adventure-comedy starring Tim Allen and Kirstie Alley and has its moments though some of the humor doesn’t always land. This comes to Blu-ray courtesy of Mill Creek Entertainment.



For Richer or Poorer

Genre(s): Comedy, Adventure, Romance
Mill Creek Entertainment| PG13 – 115 min. – $19.99 | August 17, 2021

Date Published: 09/12/2021 | Author: The Movieman

Director: Bryan Spicer
Writer(s): Jana Howington & Steve LuKanic (written by)
Cast: Tim Allen, Kirstie Alley, Jay O. Sanders, Michael Lerner, Wayne Knight, Larry Miller, Miguel A. Nunez Jr.

Features: Theatrical Trailer
Slip Cover: No
Digital Copy: No
Formats Included: Blu-ray
Number of Discs: 1

Audio: English (DTS-HD MA 5.1)
Video: 1080p/Widescreen 1.85
Subtitles: English SDH
Disc Size: 24.19 GB
Total Bitrate: 27.56 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.


Brad Sexton (TIM ALLEN) and his wife, Caroline (KIRSTIE ALLEY), are wealthy New Yorkers with both marital and financial problems. The latter issue becomes a pressing matter when they discover that their accountant (WAYNE KNIGHT) has embezzled millions and pinned the blame on them. Forced to go on the lam, Brad and Caroline end up in an Amish area of Pennsylvania and decide to pose as members of the religious group to evade the IRS. As the two adapt to the simple Amish lifestyle, they begin to reconnect.



The only feature is the Theatrical Trailer (2:14).


VIDEO – 3¾/5

For Richer or Poorer comes to Blu-ray for the second time, the first in 2017, and I presume this is the same transfer from the Universal release. The movie is presented in the original 1.85 widescreen aspect ratio and a 1080p high-definition transfer. For the most part the picture is fine, albeit nothing terribly striking. Detail is reasonable enough but not exceptional and colors are modestly bright.

AUDIO – 4¼/5

The DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track meanwhile was moderately impressive. Dialogue came across well enough but where this comes to life is with the LFE channel which, admittedly, can be a tad heavy at times but still fairly dynamic as a whole. Ambient noises come across the rear channels clearly and there were no noticeable flaws such as pops or hisses. This is probably a tad better than the 2017’s Blu-ray Dolby Digital 5.1 track.





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

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