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Home Theater Movie Renter's Guide - January, 2010

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"The Hangover" (Blu-ray) - Reviewed by John Johnson

The Hangover

Synopsis

When four young men head for Las Vegas to have a bachelor party for one of them who is getting married, they get so drunk, they wake up not knowing what they did the night before.

One of them apparently married a stripper, but that is not the worst of the problems.

For some reason, the groom-to-be has disappeared

So, instead of returning home, they spend the entire trip trying to locate him.

It's even tough to get some rest back in the hotel room because a tiger is sitting in the bathroom, apparently taken from Mike Tyson's home.

 

Specifications

  • Legendary Pictures
  • 2009, Color, Not Rated, 1 Hr 48 min
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • 1080p
  • Codec: Not Specified
  • English 5.1 Dolby TrueHD
  • Starring Bradley Cooper, Heather Graham, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, Justin Bartha
  • Directed by Todd Phillips
    Rating
  • Entertainment:
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  • Violence: Mild
  • Sex: Yes
  • Language: Bad

Commentary

Another road movie, only this one is just a hair more entertaining than the rest. Perhaps it is because a relatively well known star (Bradley Cooper) is in it. He plays things pretty straight, while the other guys are getting into some serious trouble.

Technical

The video is very good, and Dolby TrueHD does its thing, even though there is not a reason for high definition sound with this type of story.

Extras

These include Map of Destruction, Action Mash-Up, The Madness of Ken Jeong, Three Best Friends Song, The Dan Band, A Gag Reel, and BD-Live