Featured In Issue 259, January/February 2022

WSR Score4.5
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Severin Films
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Suggestive material, partial nudity, and some language
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Gary Marshall
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"Overboard" is a riches-to-rags love story about a snobby yacht-owning socialite (Hawn) whose accidental amnesia presents the perfect opportunity for a widowed local carpenter (Russell) to convince her she's his wife and mother to his four out-of-control kids. (Gary Reber)

Special features include the featurette "Writing Overboard: Interview With Screenwriter Leslie Dixon" (HD 14:19) and the theatrical trailer.

The 2.39:1 1080p AVC picture, reviewed on a Sony Bravia Z9D 4K Ultra HD HDR display, upconverted to 2160p with greater resolution and luminance, was photographed on film stock using the Panavision Panaflex camera system and sourced from a 2K master Digital Intermediate format. While the back cover says this release of "Overboard" was scanned in 2K for the first time, there remains a very heavy layer of film grain throughout the picture. This masks fine detail in the imagery. Still the color palette is rich and warm overall. This is a satisfying visual experience, sans the film grain, that delivers the visual comedy. (Gary Reber)

The DTS-HD Master Audio™ 2.0-channel stereo soundtrack is rather monophonic sounding. The music is fun, particularly the live performances built into the film's visuals. Dialogue is the focus and is nicely integrated spatially overall. Atmospherics and sound effects elements are effective. Sans the narrow soundfield, dynamic range is generally good, as is fidelity, for a pleasing sonic experience. (Gary Reber)