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Review by Aaron Beierle | posted June 9, 2000 | E-mail the Author
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The Movie:

It's become something of a cult item, and after watching it for a first time, it's actually pretty funny. "House Party", the film that spawned 2 sequels, stars Kid(Christopher Reid) and Play(Christopher Martin). The movie revolves around Kid's attempt to get to a major house party, against the wishes of his grumpy but concerned father.

The movie has a fairly slow begining as we're introduced to the characters, but once everything gets going, the relaxed performances of the leads offer some pretty funny moments. The supporting cast is also strong, with an early performance from Martin Lawrence included. "House Party"'s a little slow here and there, but the performances are good and the film remains an entertaining and energetic couple of hours.


The DVD

VIDEO: Although New Line doesn't usually go all out to create a package for some of their catalog titles, they still do a fine job on their older material in terms of audio and video quality. "House Party" is no exception, with images that are crisp and consistently pleasing in sharpness and detail. Colors are generally good, sometimes looking a little more vibrant than others. Clarity is never lacking, and flesh tones are natural,as well.

There are a few minor instances of shimmering, but beyond that, I found little to complain about. The film is now 10 years old, and the print used is clear and free of any distracting marks and scratches. Definitely good work from New Line.
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SOUND: There's really not that much to the audio for "House Party", but the one element that sounds great is the music, which fills the room with ease, sounding clear and enjoyably dynamic. Surrounds are occasionally used effectively, as well. Dialogue sounds a little thin at times, but easily understood. In terms of audio, this was better than I'd expected and a very strong effort from New Line.

MENUS:: Basic menus with images from the film, but no animation.

EXTRAS: The trailer for "House Party" and cast/crew bios.

Final Thoughts: If you're a fan of the movie, you'll enjoy the audio and video quality that New Line has provided "House Party", even though the extras section is lacking.

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