Thursday, 22 February 2001
BEAUTIFUL (Columbia/TriStar), released theatrically last year, is a not-very-funny comedy about a determined, perpetual beauty contestant (Minnie Driver). Joey Lauren Adams co-stars under Sally Field’s direction. Aspect ratio is widescreen; sound format is Dolby Digital, with English subtitles. No further technical information available.
THE BEST OF BIG BANDS & SWING: HOLLYWOOD RHYTHM, VOL. 2 (Kino) is a compilation of Paramount black-and-white short films featuring popular singers in the big band genre, including Tallulah Bankhead, Maurice Chevalier, Bing Crosby, Ruth Etting, Jeanette MacDonald, Jack Oakie, Ginger Rogers and Kate Smith. A young Cary Grant appears in one of the shorts. Aspect ratio is 1.33:1; sound format is Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono.