The In Crowd (2000)
Dolby Digital Trailer-Rain
Interviews-Cast & Crew
Audio Commentary-Susan Ward (Actor) & Lori Heuring (Actor)
Isolated Musical Score
|Year Of Production||2000|
|RSDL / Flipper||RSDL||Cast & Crew|
|Region Coding||4||Directed By||Mary Lambert|
Roadshow Home Entertainment
Daniel Kelly Hugh
|Pan & Scan/Full Frame||None||
English Dolby Digital 5.1 (384Kb/s)
English Audio Commentary Dolby Digital 2.0 (192Kb/s)
Isolated Music Score Dolby Digital 5.1 (384Kb/s)
|Widescreen Aspect Ratio||1.78:1|
|Video Format||576i (PAL)|
|Original Aspect Ratio||1.85:1||Miscellaneous|
|Subtitles||English for the Hearing Impaired||Smoking||No|
|Annoying Product Placement||No|
|Action In or After Credits||No|
Brittany Foster (Susan Ward) is the stunning beauty that heads up The In Crowd, a group of guys and gals who entertain themselves by spending daddy's money and getting drunk. The movie is set during a summer vacation at the Cliftmont Country Retreat.
Adrien Williams (Lori Heuring) is released from an institution where she has been undergoing therapy to help solve her woes which are explained in detail as the movie progresses. Her doctor (Daniel Hugh Kelly) is able to secure her a job at the retreat for the duration of the summer vacation. She is soon taken under the wing of Brittany and introduced to The In Crowd. They develop a strong relationship, much to the disgust of Brittany's previous best friend Kelly (Laurie Fortier).
It soon becomes clear that the group needs a little culling in order to restore some balance, but who will be killed and who will do it? This movie has some nice subtle twists that arrived just as I thought I had worked out the plot. You won't find out the truth until the very end...
The transfer is presented in an aspect ratio of 1.78:1, and is 16x9 enhanced.
The transfer was clear and sharp except for one scene at 63:11 which was obviously shot at dusk or under conditions of extreme cloud cover. With this one exception, the shadow detail at night was very well rendered. There is no low level noise.
The colours were quite well defined and exhibited no bleeding or other visual problems. The tanned bodies were true in colour and also a pleasure to watch.
There were no MPEG artefacts. Aliasing was limited to very few instances throughout the transfer. Mentioning them specifically seems a waste because the instances were so trivial. Film artefacts were rare and not distracting at all.
This disc is RSDL-formatted but I was unable to detect where the layer change has been placed. Bearing that in mind, it is obviously well-placed and does not affect the flow of the movie at all.
The audio transfer was also quite good.
The dialogue was a little too quiet at 18:20 and 20:48 but otherwise was fine. There were no audio sync problems with this disc.
The musical score by Jeff Rona was ideal for this mystery thriller. The music added to the production nicely and set the mood for a lot of scenes.
The surround channels were used mostly for the music but when the on-screen action warranted it, the front and rear channel use was certainly there. It did provide a good spread across the soundstage, putting you in the midst of the action.
The subwoofer was used to provide special effects and to place a nice bottom end on the music.
|Surround Channel Use|
NOTE: To view non-R4 releases, your equipment needs to be multi-zone compatible and usually also NTSC compatible.
The Region 4 version of this disc misses out on;
The video had no specific problems.
Likewise, the audio had no specific problems.
This DVD is well worth getting if you don't mind a sexy thriller.
|DVD||Pioneer XV-DV55, using S-Video output|
|Display||Loewe 72cm. Calibrated with Video Essentials. This display device is 16x9 capable.|
|Audio Decoder||Built in to amplifier/receiver. Calibrated with Video Essentials.|
|Speakers||Pioneer S-DV55ST-K Satellite wall mouted 5-Speaker System; Pioneer S-DV55SW-K Powered Subwoofer|