Blu-ray Review “Clueless”

Directed by: Amy Heckerling
Starring: Alicia Silverstone, Stacey Dash, Brittany Murphy, Paul Rudd, Donald Faison, Breckin Meyer
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Distributed by: Paramount Pictures
Release Date: May 1, 2012
Running Time: 97 minutes

Film: 4 out of 5 stars
Extras: 2.5 out of 5 stars

I mean, as if, who doesn’t love the film “Clueless”. As if, it was not the best high school movie of the 90’s, if not of all-time. I grew up with this film and while entering my 30’s this year, this film still holds relevant. It launched many careers and became an icon of growing up. The film is now hitting Blu-ray and looks fantastic, as if it totally wouldn’t.

The Blu-ray presentation is quite impressive for a film shot in 1995. The video looks great it is 1080p transfer, with an aspect ratio of 1.78:1. This film is well known for its soundtrack, I spent the better half of the 90’s listening to it. The music in the film is really treated with a fantastic DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track.  If you do not own a copy of this film, this Blu-ray is a real tribute to this great groundbreaking comedy.  I would have like to also include a DVD copy or digital copy of the film but maybe in three years for the 15th anniversary edition.

The special features on the Blu-ray though are plain disappointing. With no new commentaries or features with cast/crew revisiting the film. The only new feature is a game called “Clue or False”, which is a pop up “trivia” challenge centered on “Clueless”. The rest of the features are standard definition and re-hash of the DVD features. “The Class of ’95” is a look at the ensemble cast in the film. “Creative Writing” focuses on the film’s road from television show into a film and its future. “Fashion 101” focuses on well, fashion, which is an important factor in the film. “Language Arts” focuses on the film’s slang. “Suck ‘N Blow: A Tutorial” is instructions to play the game as seen in the film. “Driver’s Ed” is a look into shooting the “driver’s ed” scene. “We’re History” is the cast and crew chatting about the film and its legacy. Lastly there is trailers and a teaser included.

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