Rain Man (BLU-RAY)

Rain Man

On Blu-Ray: 
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Running Time: 
126 minutes

The critically acclaimed, award winning Rain Man has been released on every format from VHS to DVD and now finally, Blu-ray. The film really brought to light the world of autism and many of the misconceptions associated with it. Still, can a re-release of a classic stand up in the Blu-ray format and bring anything new to the film after all these years?

As you can expect, the quality of the film isn’t the greatest. In fact, it doesn’t look much better than what you would get out of the DVD. The picture is grainy and occasionally you’ll see the screen flicker here and there. It doesn’t look horrible, and you can tell a few touchups have been made, just don’t go in expecting Avatar-like visuals. The audio quality is much better however so if you’re an audiophile of sorts, the Blu-ray is the way to go.

-Audio Commentary
-The Journey of Rain Man" – A Retrospective Documentary
-Lifting the Fog: A Look at the Mysteries of Autism
-Deleted Scenes
-Theatrical Trailer

In terms of special features, there isn’t anything new the Blu-ray adds. Everything has already been released in one version of Rain Man or another. It’s just all on one disc now. They two documentary type featurettes are the best of the content and provide a good look into the world of autism.

Overall, MGM does a decent job with the Rain Man Blu-ray although I feel it could have been improved even better. A die hard Rain Man fan will no doubt want to pick this up. As for the regular consumer, if you don’t already own a previous edition of the film, then the Blu-ray is a good choice. Otherwise, I’d say stick with what you have as you’re not missing much.

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Matt Rodriguez
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