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Valley Girl
Genre: Comedy

Reviewed In Issue 76 (Sept 2003) Of Widescreen Review®

Nicolas Cage, Deborah Foreman, Elizabeth Daily, Lee Purcell, Richard Sanders, Colleen Camp & Frederic Forrest

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3
DD Sound Rating: 3
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 3.5
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Special Features
Includes audio commentary with director Martha Coolidge, a video commentary track, an 80s Nostalgia & Trivia Track, a 24-minute featurette 20 Totally Tubular Years Later, a 20-minute conversation with Coolidge and Nicolas Cage, and a 16-minute highlight of the music used in the movie, music videos for Modern English

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): MGM Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 1004818
(MPAA Rating): R
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(Retail Price): $19.98
(DVD Type): Dual Side, Single Layer/Dual Layer (DVD14)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): Yes
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 99
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1982
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 08/05/03
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Martha Coolidge
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
In a wonderland of pink and aqua, a Hollywood Boy and a Valley Girl get together...and totally freak their friends out! A Romeo & Juliet story of sorts, can Julie and Randy (Foreman and Cage) break the boundaries between preppies and punkers and find acceptance from their friends and family? (Suzanne Hodges)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD picture takes you back a couple of decades with the wild fluorescent 1980s colors shining through. Fleshtones are quite natural and blacks are generally deep. Contrast seems a little bit low at times. The source element is revealing of some dirt and film grain, though neither appear excessive. Edge enhancement is capable of distracting less-picky viewers, and pixelization can cause considerable breakup of finer details. (Suzanne Hodges) The disc also includes a modified 1.33:1 (4:3) full screen version (not reviewed) on the flip side.

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