Blu-Ray Review: Dirty Dancing Collection

After traditional musicals lost their luster, fans embraced a new genre of film exemplified by Dirty Dancing, that combined song, dance and romance.

May. 01, 2012 — by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

The rather simplistic and predictable hybrid film combines song and dance that thrived in the 1970s when traditional musicals lost their luster. While the 2004 Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights tried to duplicate the entertaining romance Dirty Dancing brought to fans years ago, it fails to reach the mark.

Home Theater Forum’s Matt Hough reviewed the Blu-ray release and had these thoughts:


Color saturation levels are balanced and never go overboard though some may find flesh tones occasionally rosy. Black levels are good but not great, and contrast sometimes seems more veiled than it needs to be.


The film has a distinctly stereo feel with only the front channels offering much in the way of aural intensity. Dialogue is always clearly presented and has been focused in the center channel.

You can read the complete review here and discuss it in the forum.

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