Includes director and actor commentary, isolated score with commentary, deleted scenes, blooper reel, audition tapes, animated storyboards, cast and crew biographies, music video, a making-of documentary and the theatrical trailer.
Quincy McCall (Epps) and Monica Wright (Lathan) met when she asked to play basketball with him, they grew up together playing basketball, and they fell in love...playing basketball. Love And Basketball follows these two athletes and lovers as they follow their dreams through college and beyond sharing the same passion: you know, basketball. (Laurie Sevano)
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD exhibits a warm color palette, with hues that are rich, with generally natural fleshtones and deep, pure blacks. Sometimes colors touch over saturation, especially in scenes with the bold blue and yellow school colors-which seem to bleed slightly. The picture is sharp and detailed, with nicely rendered shadow delineation and contrast. Pixelization and edge enhancement never distract, though occasionally are noticed.
The Dolby(r) Digital 5.1-channel soundtrack delivers a soundfield driven by dialogue. As a result, not much sophistication is to be expected in terms of dimension. Fidelity is generally good throughout. Surround envelopment is generally pleasing, rendering a convincing atmospheric presence when appropriate, but is otherwise subtle. Screen-based imaging is somewhat wide with a tendency toward mono. The music nicely fills the listening space with a fairly solid low end, along with .1 LFE activity.
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