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The Heartbreak Kid (2007)/Hot Rod/Old School (Paramount Blu-rays)


Picture: B     Sound: B+/B/B     Extras: D/C-/C-    Films: D/C-/C-



Matching films they previously issued in the now-defunct HD-DVD format, Paramount has issued three of their recent comedies on Blu-ray, all of which we have reviewed before.  They include the terrible 2007 remake of The Heartbreak Kid with Ben Stiller, the underwhelming Adam Samberg motorcycle stunt comedy Hot Rod and the very old (as in endless predictability and clichés) school-as-joke fest Old School.  Here are our HD-DVD legacy coverage on all three films:



The Heartbreak Kid (2007)



Hot Rod (2007)



Old School (2003)




Except for the pointless upgrade on Old School of Dolby TrueHD 5.1 over merely Dolby Digital Plus 5.1 (also included, more or less, on this new version), these three reissues are virtually the same as their discontinued counterparts in the failed format aforementioned.  The TrueHD on School is a very narrow upgrade for a soundmix that was not that great to begin with.  You also get the same extras on the new versions as you did on the old.  Anyone who cares can consider the Blu-rays definitive, for what that’s worth.



-   Nicholas Sheffo


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