Blast from the Past

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Overview

This straightforward DVD release of Blast From the Past is as light on features as the story is in general. The disc includes widescreen and pan-and-scan versions of the movie on a single-sided, dual-layered disc. The widescreen version is a non-anamorphic transfer at an aspect ratio of 2.35:1. Both transfers seem to have been sourced from pristine prints, and exhibit neither scratches nor speckles. Colors are strong and accurate throughout, with excellent blacks and good shadow detail. Edge enhancement and ...
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Overview

This straightforward DVD release of Blast From the Past is as light on features as the story is in general. The disc includes widescreen and pan-and-scan versions of the movie on a single-sided, dual-layered disc. The widescreen version is a non-anamorphic transfer at an aspect ratio of 2.35:1. Both transfers seem to have been sourced from pristine prints, and exhibit neither scratches nor speckles. Colors are strong and accurate throughout, with excellent blacks and good shadow detail. Edge enhancement and compression artifacts are absent. The disc includes Dolby 5.1 and Dolby Surround tracks and English subtitles. Both audio tracks are clean, well-mixed, and unspectacular; for a movie of this kind, serviceable audio is perfectly adequate. Both tracks have a good punchy bass that will provide subwoofers with a fairly decent workout. The disc extras include the theatrical trailer, a corny "Love Meter," cast and crew information, and a DVD-ROM section (using PC Friendly) that provides detailed background on the film, access to the shooting script with the ability to look at a scene after reading the script section (the script can also be printed out), a copy of the early Internet Movie Database page on the film (and a link to the updated page), and a selection of elements taken from the original film site. The bonus section is nice, if not mentally challenging.
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Special Features

Widescreen and full-screen versions; "The Love Meter" game: how do you rate?; Original theatrical trailer; Cast and crew biographies and filmographies; DVD-ROM features:; "Script-to-screen" screenplay access; Up-to-the-minute information on cast and crew members with web links; "Bomb Shelter" games; Print-out swing dance lessons; E-cards
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide
The double entendre of the title -- a reference to Cold War atomic detonation as well as a common cliché -- is the most clever thing about Blast From the Past, a fish-out-of-water comedy whose original premise is a lot less airtight than your average fallout shelter. Brendan Fraser may not play a cartoon character, as he's basically done in Dudley Do-Right (also directed by Hugh Wilson) and George of the Jungle, but those admittedly marketable skills are just as over-modulated as ever. Equally cartoonish is Alicia Silverstone, though more for her appearance than her whiny acting style. As the former teen star transitioned uncomfortably into her adult years, she developed a puffy, collagen look. That leaves Christopher Walken and Sissy Spacek as the best things about Wilson's film, and they regrettably disappear for its middle portion. Walken's comedic skills, demonstrated during numerous stints hosting Saturday Night Live, have been tragically underutilized throughout his career, and Spacek seems to have fun with her own vacation from dramatic work. More of their eccentric parenting and less of Fraser's naïve pratfalls through modern existence might have broken down some of the formula -- but probably also narrowed the film's popular appeal and its status as an accessible romantic comedy. As Silverstone's homosexual sidekick, Dave Foley gets good laughs by trusting his instincts to tone down the flamboyance expected from such a role.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/27/1999
  • UPC: 794043475122
  • Original Release: 1999
  • Rating:

  • Source: New Line Home Video
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Pre-1954 Standard (1.33.1), Cinemascope (2.35:1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Pan & Scan / Dolby 5.1 / Stereo
  • Sound: Dolby Digital, stereo
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:52:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 35,217

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Brendan Fraser Adam
Alicia Silverstone Eve
Christopher Walken Calvin
Sissy Spacek Helen
Dave Foley Troy
Joey Slotnick Soda Jerk
Dale Raoul Mom
Harrison Young Bum
Scott Thomson Young Psycho
Nathan Fillion Cliff
Technical Credits
Hugh Wilson Director, Producer, Screenwriter
Jose Luis Alcaine Cinematographer
Ted Berner Art Director
Mark Bridges Costumes/Costume Designer
Don Brochu Editor
Denise Chamian Casting
Louis D'Esposito Asst. Director
Steve Dorff Score Composer
Renny Harlin Producer
Mary Kane Co-producer
Bill Kelly Original Story, Screenwriter
Mark Hopkins McNabb Sound Mixer
Sunil Perkash Executive Producer
Claire Rudnick Polstein Executive Producer
Adam Shenkman Choreography
Amanda Stern Executive Producer
Michael Taylor Set Decoration/Design
Steve Tyrell Musical Direction/Supervision
Bob Ziembicki Production Designer
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Scene Selections
1. Credits/The Party [3:37]
2. 35 Year Lock [4:29]
3. Just Like Home [4:26]
4. Life Above [7:58]
5. Happy Birthday [2:51]
6. Just Open the Door and Go Up [2:04]
7. I Come in Peace [4:07]
8. Beware the Adult Bookstore [4:56]
9. Adam Meets the Mutants [4:31]
10. Grocery Shopping [2:10]
11. Adam Encounters Eve [5:57]
12. Welcome to the Holiday Inn [5:34]
13. Eve for Hire [1:09]
14. Two Weeks to a Non-Mutant Wife [3:31]
15. Bringing Home Adam [5:29]
16. Getting Up-to-Date [2:07]
17. You Have to See it to Understand [4:20]
18. Wife Hunting [10:09]
19. Adam Tells the Scary Truth [8:39]
20. Off to the Funny Farm [4:41]
21. Searching for Mr. Polite [7:16]
22. Rebuilding [2:52]
23. The New House [4:16]
24. End Credits [4:44]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Play Movie
      Wide screen
      Full screen
   Special Features
      Theatrical Trailer
      Cast & Crew Bios
         Alicia Silverstone
            Biography
            Filmography
         Sissy Spacek
            Biography
            Filmography
         David Foley
            Biography
            Filmography
         Bill Kelley
            Biography
            Filmography
         Hugh Wilson
            Biography
            Filmography
         Christopher Walken
            Biography
            Filmography
         Brendan Fraser
            Biography
            Filmography
      Love Meter
   Languages
   Blast from the Past
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    funny movie

    This movie is funny Adam Weber lived in a fallout shlter for 35 years Now he sees the real world He's 35 meets Eve played by Alica Sliverstone This movie is cool The plot to this movie is finally getting out and seeing how amazing the world can be

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Nice Movie

    This Movie has a good story, but is a bit silly at times. It's funny yet seriuos. Anyone who remembers the days of the bomb shelters will like this feature. It contains some innuedo & language.

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