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Two classic family favorites: ‘My Girl’ and ‘Troop Beverly Hills’ have both finally arrived home to own (available separately) on Blu-Ray for the first time ever from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment so that you can now share with them with the next generation in the best possible video and audio quality available. Hit the jump to check out our reviews for both of these Blu-Ray debuts.

My.Girl-Blu-Ray-CoverMy Girl (1991) [Blu-Ray]

Director: Howard Zieff

Cast: Anna Chlumsky, Macaulay Culkin, Dan Aykroyd

Release Date: Now Available on Blu-Ray For The First Time Ever!

A Review By: Kevin Lovell

Disc Rating: 8.5/10

 

Plot Summary:

A young girl, on the threshold of her teen years, finds her life turning upside down, when she is accompanied by an unlikely friend.

 

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‘My Girl’ is one film any of us who grew up in the early 90’s are quite likely very familiar with, and one that also left a lasting impression on many of us (or at least for me) all these years later with its funny, emotional and even painful representation of one young girl’s (Chlumsky) life growing up as a child living with her father (Akroyd) in a funeral parlor in the 1970’s and a summer full of life lessons that she experiences. Directed by the late Howard Zieff (The Dream Team) and filled with wonderful performances by a number of talented actors including Dan Akroyd, Jamie Lee Curtis, Macaulay Culkin and an impressive debut performance by the young Anna Chlumsky, this is an emotional and exceptionally well done gem that still holds up today.

Fellow fans of ‘My Girl’ will almost surely want to pick up a copy of this phenomenal film, finally available to own on Blu-Ray for the first time ever. The Blu-Ray includes fantastic high definition video and audio presentations, along with some extra bonus goodies including an Audio Commentary track with writer Laurice Elehwany and more (more detailed information regarding the bonus content can be found in the special features section of the technical specification coverage below) making this a must own for everyone out there who has been awaiting the opportunity to own this film on Blu-Ray, finally available here with the best possible video and audio quality you will find for it.

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VIDEO:

The Blu-Ray release of ‘My Girl’ features a full 1080p High Definition presentation utilizing the film’s original 1.85:1 Aspect Ratio. The video presentation looks great, especially for a film shot more than a couple decades ago. The colors are sharp, the backgrounds and movements smooth and detailed. The film really looks pretty fantastic here on Blu-Ray for the first time, with no notable faults to be found within, and still retaining some grain and other elements of its original source material which should certainly please the fans.

AUDIO:

The Blu-Ray release features a lossless 5.1 channel DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack. While it should come as no surprise that it’s not the most active of multichannel soundtracks, it delivers in every way required of it. Taking advantage of the surrounding channels for the score and some nature elements in outdoor sequences, and never causing any dialogue occurring simultaneously to become distorted or inaudible in any way. This is a more than competent 5.1 channel DTS-HD MA soundtrack that should not disappoint.

SPECIAL FEATURES:

The Blu-Ray release of ‘My Girl’ includes a few nice bonus goodies. Included on the release is an Audio Commentary with Writer Laurice Elehwany, along with ‘A Day on Set’ which takes a look at the on-set experiences of filming two crucial scenes ‘First Kiss’ & ‘Bingo’ (running a bit under 5 minutes in total). Also included are an ‘Original Behind the Scenes Featurette’ (running approximately 6 minutes in length) and the Theatrical Trailer.

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*Please note that the above images are taken from the Blu-Ray and resized. They additionally will suffer quality loss as a result of .jpg compression. Larger versions of each image can be viewed by clicking on the image. All images and content included on this Blu-Ray release are the property of their respective owners.

Disc Rating: 8.5/10

‘My Girl’ is Now Available to own on Blu-Ray for the first time ever from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

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Troop.Beverly.Hills-Blu-Ray-CoverTroop Beverly Hills (1989) [Blu-Ray]

Director: Jeff Kanew

Cast: Shelley Long, Craig T. Nelson, Betty Thomas

Release Date: Now Available on Blu-Ray For The First Time Ever!

A Review By: Kevin Lovell

Disc Rating: 8.5/10

 

Plot Summary:

Phyllis Nefler, a soon to be divorced Beverly Hills society wife is determined to prove to her husband Freddy and herself that she can finish what she starts out to do. She soon realizes that being a Wilderness Girls’ den mother to a troop of Beverly Hills-bred girls is not as easy as buying cookies.

 

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Get ready for the ultimate in goofy girl scout movies; meet ‘Troop Beverly Hills’ the misfit group of spoiled rich kids who still haven’t earned even a single badge. When new troop leader Phyllis Nefler (Long) comes on board, she handles things in the most ‘beverly hills’-ish’ manner possible and while taking things to a new level of silly and fabulous, she ends up making it longer than any previous leader of the troop yet, and as strange as it may be, she just might be the one to turn these girls around. Directed by Jeff Kanew (Revenge of the Nerds) and starring Shelley Long, Craig T. Nelson and more; this late 80’s classic is one that will surely stay long remembered by many folks in the years to follow.

The goofy comedy classic ‘Troop Beverly Hills’ has finally arrived home on Blu-Ray for the first time ever, delivering gorgeous high definition video and audio presentations in addition to a number of all new bonus goodies, including never before seen Deleted Scenes and more (more detailed information regarding the bonus content can once again be found in the special features section of the technical specification coverage below). Fans of this fun little movie will definitely want to make sure to pick up a copy of the Blu-Ray release so that they can share it with future Girl Scout generations to come in the best possible quality available.

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VIDEO:

The Blu-Ray release of ‘Troop Beverly Hills’ features a full 1080p High Definition presentation utilizing the film’s original 1.85:1 Aspect Ratio. The video presentation looks pretty great; the detail throughout, down to the intricate details of things such as nature elements all looks fantastic. No notable faults were to be found within for the most part, yet it still retains some grain and other age elements, once again something that will only please the diehard fans. Overall, this is a pretty impressive high definition video presentation that should not disappoint fans of this comedy classic in the slightest.

AUDIO:

The Blu-Ray release features a lossless 5.1 channel DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack. We are treated here to a more than capable lossless multichannel soundtrack which while not being incredibly active throughout, still utilizes the surround channels for the music and a number of outdoor elements (of which there are a good few in this movie naturally) throughout. It also continually manages to keep any dialogue occurring at the same time from becoming distorted or negatively affected in any way; overall a very solid 5.1 channel DTS-HD MA soundtrack.

SPECIAL FEATURES:

The Blu-Ray release of ‘Troop Beverly Hills’ includes some fun Never Before Seen bonus content that is sure to thrill fans of the film. The Blu-Ray includes a number of never before seen Deleted Scenes (just over 7 minutes worth in total) along with ‘Shelley Long Remembers Troop Beverly Hills’ which is pretty much exactly as the title implies and runs just under 15 minutes in length. Also included is a Featurette titled ‘The Real Phyllis Neffler: Ava Ostern Fries’ (which runs just under 10 minutes) and the Theatrical Trailer.

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*Please note that the above images are taken from the Blu-Ray and resized. They additionally will suffer quality loss as a result of .jpg compression. Larger versions of each image can be viewed by clicking on the image. All images and content included on this Blu-Ray release are the property of their respective owners.

Disc Rating: 8.5/10

‘Troop Beverly Hills’ is Now Available to own on Blu-Ray for the first time ever from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

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