|Category||Comedy||Theatrical Trailer(s)||Yes, 1|
|Year Released||1997||Commentary Tracks||None|
|Running Time||82:54 minutes||Other Extras||Production Notes
Cast & Crew Biographies
|Pan & Scan/Full Frame||None||MPEG||None|
|Widescreen Aspect Ratio||1.78:1||Dolby Digital||5.1|
|16x9 Enhancement||Yes||Soundtrack Languages
|English (Dolby Digital 5.1)|
|English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
German (Dolby Digital 2.0 )
Italian (Dolby Digital 2.0 )
French (Dolby Digital 2.0 )
Spanish (Dolby Digital 2.0 )
|Theatrical Aspect Ratio||1.85:1||
|English for the Hearing Impaired||Annoying Product Placement||No|
|English for the Hearing Impaired
Max, at his fifth birthday party, is so disappointed that his father fails to show up, despite promising Max he would come, that he wishes that for just one day his father would be unable to lie. Max's wish comes true, much to the consternation of Fletcher who has a divorce case going to trial the next day - and he is unable to lie!
LiarLiar is a combination of patent pending Jim Carrey slapstick comedy and some touching drama. There are a lot of belly laughs, as well as the occasional tear-jerker moment.
This is an excellent transfer, and is of reference quality.
The transfer is presented at an aspect ratio of 1.78:1. It is 16x9 enhanced.
The transfer was razor sharp and crystal clear throughout. Shadow detail was excellent and there was no low level noise.
The colours were beautifully rendered throughout, with vivid greens and rich browns on show.
There were no MPEG artefacts seen. There were no film-to-video artefacts seen. Film artefacts were exceedingly rare.
Subtitles must be selected from the menu. The actual selections available are dependent on which Region the DVD player is set to.
There are five audio tracks on this DVD; English Dolby Digital 5.1, German Dolby Digital 2.0 surround-encoded, Italian Dolby Digital 2.0 surround-encoded, French Dolby Digital 2.0 surround-encoded, and Spanish Dolby Digital 2.0 surround-encoded. I listened to the English Dolby Digital 5.1 soundtrack.
Dialogue was clear and easy to understand, but there was some minor distortion in the dialogue at times.
There were no audio sync problems with this disc.
The score by John Debney suits the movie nicely. There are times when it is light, times when it is frenetic, and times when it is unabashedly romantic, all nicely tied in with the plot of the movie.
The surround channels had only limited use for music.
The .1 channel supported the music, but did little else.
The video quality is of reference quality.
The audio quality is good, but unremarkable. There is some slight distortion in the dialogue.
The extras are limited.
© Michael Demtschyna
8th August 1999
|DVD||Pioneer DV-505, using S-Video output|
|Display||Loewe Art-95 95cm direct view CRT in 16:9 mode, via the S-Video input. Calibrated with the NTSC DVD version of Video Essentials.|
|Audio Decoder||Denon AVD-2000 Dolby Digital AddOn Decoder, used as a standalone processor. Calibrated with the NTSC DVD version of Video Essentials.|
|Amplification||2 x EA Playmaster 100W per channel stereo amplifiers for Left, Right, Left Rear and Right Rear; Philips 360 50W per channel stereo amplifier for Centre and Subwoofer|
|Speakers||Philips S2000 speakers for Left, Right; Polk Audio CS-100 Centre Speaker; Apex AS-123 speakers for Left Rear and Right Rear; Yamaha B100-115SE subwoofer|