White Men Can't Jump

White Men Can't Jump

DVD Rating: *

Reviewed by: Keith Hennessey Brown

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The transfer on this Region 2 and 4 DVD is neither the best nor the worst I've seen. Visible scratches and grain during the opening sequences are offset by bright, solid colours and the use of the correct widescreen aspect ratio (1.85:1). The soundtrack is satisfactory, with the exception of a point about half way through when the dialogue track seems out of synch with the picture for a few minutes.

The extras are disappointing, comprising a music video for the title track and the US theatrical trailer. The video, featuring Riff - currently residing in the "where are they now" file - intercuts highlights from the film, mostly the same ones featured in the trailer, with the band doing their routines and stars Woody Harrelson and Rosie Perez goofing off. (Presumably top-lined Wesley Snipes had better things to do.)

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One hopes the sound synchronisation problem is confined to the check disc, or my player - it would be hard to recommend purchasing White Men Can't Jump otherwise. Even then, the paucity of extras is a disincentive.

Reviewed on: 01 Aug 2001
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Black and white basketball hustlers unite in the pursuit of greenbacks.
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Product Code: 01959DVD

Region: 2

Ratio: 1.85:1 widescreen

Sound: Dolby 2.0 Surround

Extras: US theatrical trailer, music video for "White Men Can

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