It looks like both girls are staying home, since independent and unconventional Kat has no interest in going -- until she meets the school's mysterious new bad boy, Patrick Verona Heath Ledger. The front-heavy sonics step aside on occasion, but only to make way for the film's eclectic alt-rock soundtrack. Give it a spin and see if it appeals to your sensibilities. But it's crisp and lively, satisfactorily conveying the host of sampled and performed songs. The only additional bonus feature is a commentary track with the writers Karen McCullah Lutz and Kristen Smith and four of the actors Andrew Keegan, David Krumholtz, Larisa Oleynik, and Susan May Pratt. Their protective divorced father Walter Larry Miller , an obstetrician who's delivered many a teenaged mother's baby, won't hear of it.
I never saw this when it first came out. Blacks are crisp, and delineation is clearly defined. Times have changed since i was a teen, but I did find this film enjoyable on several levels and particularly enjoyed the period humor, etc. Every major player is heard from and each is retrospectively discussed by the filmmakers. The guys think they've got a good match in Patrick Verona Heath Ledger , a tough Australian teen who's the subject of various wild rumors. There is no hate in this movie I could discern. This was one of his first film roles of note and he shines.
Ledger was just coming into his own in his first major starring role, and the beginnings of a Hollywood superstar were born. I've watched this more times than I will admit. Next and last comes an audio commentary boasting a greater degree of present-day cast participation. When I finally did see it in my 20's I really enjoyed seeing some of my favorite actors at the time as younger stars. One of the best adaptations ever, and I say that with all my honest youthful hyperbole intact. The problem is that Bianca isn't allowed to date unless her surly older sister Kat Stiles does. Part of that short's 35 minutes also includes deleted scenes, which for some reason, are listed as a separate perk on the back cover.
It's not surprising that secrets get revealed there oh, dramatic irony! I think a lot of us forget that this kind of movie is where he came from because he died playing one of the darkest, craziest characters we've seen in modern film. Bringing you all the best reviews of high definition entertainment. For a ten-year-old catalog title, a modestly budgeted teen comedy at that, 10 Things I Hate About You looks pretty good in high definition. This special edition is packed with a million things to love, including an exclusive sneak peek at Heath Ledger's screen test. Fleshtones are good and warm, with the exception of Stiles, whose porcelain skin stands out amongst her tan teen counterparts but don't blame the Blu-ray for that. A modern teen classic that also features breakout roles from the late Heath Ledger and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, this movie holds a special place in my heart. George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion turned into She's All That.
Cameron's only hope is to enlist the help of Patrick Ledger , the school troublemaker with a reputation as nasty as Kat's. But the awkward turns are few. There are plenty of Special Features and a commentary that is loaded with cast and the writers, who have a grand time remembering the old days. There's also an angry young girl Julia Stiles , who has rock star dreams and feminist ideals. Also, the couples are cute, but also very believable although our vote for cutest is Gordon-Levitt and David Krumholtz.
This special edition is packed with a million things to love, including an exclusive sneak peek at Heath Ledger's screen test. Also scored, the submenus simply use character stills. It never messes with the dialogue, but with the exception of the aforementioned tidbits, the music pretty much consumes the entire soundfield. In an early announcement to retailers it has been revealed that Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment is set to release the romantic comedy '10 Things I Hate About You', starring Heath Ledger and Julia Stiles, on Blu-ray on January 5, 2010. Artifacting, crush, aliasing and other pesky anomalies are kept to a minimum, and ringing is the only issue that frequently rears its ugly head. Director: Writers: , Starring: , , , , , Producers: , » 10 Things I Hate About You Blu-ray Review A surprisingly infectious Shakespeare adaptation oozes late '90s charm.
The young men at school see the situation differently. It follows the tried and true formula of other teen rom-coms that have gone before and after it, but it has a certain heart that can't be measured. Surround channels seem to be a tad neglected here, even a crowded house party full of drunk, rambunctious teenagers seems oddly subdued. Their dad is over protective, and comes up with a weird rule that means Bianca can date, but only when Kat does. Picture quality is great, as the film looks as good as today's studio productions and better than some. It's interesting to see what he has to say about the movie and how he noticed that Heath Ledger was going to be a superstar.
Sure, Padua High's snarky teachers and flighty guidance counselors are one-note liabilities albeit thoroughly amusing liabilities , but Kat, Cameron, Patrick and their winning classmates emerge unscathed, lending the film gravitas and weight even amidst the Stratfords' more cartoonish misadventures in love. The other major special feature on the Blu-ray is a retrospective featurette that looks at the film through the lens its tenth birthday. I know I trumped it up in the intro as something great and…well, it is. Since then, I've grown to love this movie, and all of its understated quirkiness. The problem is that Bianca isn't allowed to date unless her surly older sister Kat Stiles does. We have to respect that the studio didn't try to cash in on every little outtake left behind by the late Heath Ledger.
Going along with the idea of the characters being believable, the dialogue is sharp without trying to be overly hip. The six genuinely enjoy watching the movie and their observations and shared memories make for an accessible, enjoyable listen. There are some predictable tropes but for the most part the characters react to situations the way normal people would. Old interviews from the then young cast are recycled here also. However, like a lot of teen movies, there's angst and a good soundtrack. Chapin , Gabrielle Union Chastity , Greg Jackson Scurvy , Kyle Cease Bogey Lowenstein Buy 10 Things I Hate About You from Amazon. Neither girl is allowed to date.
Likewise, a few scenes struggle with wavering clarity a sunlit shot of Kat on a staircase is notably soft , but each instance can be traced back to the original print, not the studio's technical efforts. Highly recommended to those looking for a 90's fix or a revisit to a nostalgic classic! But it amuses and delights with a portrait of '90s adolescence that is happy, silly, and -- despite some racy humor and sex references -- fairly innocent and sweet. Fine writing, film production, and acting by everyone - fun to hear Heath Ledger's subdued Australian accent. He'll also be seen in summer thriller Inception from Ledger's Dark Knight director Christopher Nolan. This movie is pure gold and can be watched a thousand times without getting old. It can be proudly claimed by that generation. There weren't any huge stars in the cast of 10 Things I Hate About You when the film was released to theaters in the spring of 1999.