Rumor Has It...

Featured In Issue 113, October 2006

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Rob Reiner
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Rumor Has It... that the book The Graduate was written by a classmate of the guy who was actually part of the real story. Thirty years later when Sarah Huttinger (Aniston) goes home for her sister Annie's (Suvari) wedding, she decides that she may be the product of the fictional tale. Based on a true rumor. (Tricia Spears)

The theatrical trailer is the only supplement.

With a richly saturated color palette and bright imagery, the high-definition MPEG-2-encoded 1.78:1 Blu-ray Disc picture is perfectly suitable for the lighthearted storytelling. The picture is sharp and detailed, with nicely rendered textures and definition, although the consistency of the detail is not what it should be. Images are clean and smooth, with little in the way of bothersome pixelization or edge enhancement. The HD DVD version is much more consistent throughout, which leads to a more three-dimensional picture. The Blu-ray Disc image is very good, but is slightly inferior to the HD DVD version. (Danny Richelieu)

The Dolby® Digital 5.1-channel encoding is quiescent in nature, as the surround channels are used very infrequently, even for a romantic comedy. The LFE channel is used occasionally with music, but, again, is at such low relative levels it can be difficult to pick out. The improved fidelity of the Dolby Digital Plus encoding found on the HD DVD version does sound slightly more natural, although it is a subtle difference. (Danny Richelieu)