Blu-Ray Review: Blind Date

Published on January 24th, 2014 in: Blu-Ray, Comedy, DVD/Blu-Ray Reviews, Movie Reviews, Movies, Retrovirus, Reviews |

By Brad Henderson


There are many ’80s comedies that were popular in their time but are slowly fading away. Blind Date isn’t the funniest flick from the decade, but we get to see Bruce Willis and Kim Basinger in a slapstick comedy love story directed by Blake Edwards . . . yes, The Pink Panther guy.

It’s nice to see that companies are focusing on re-releasing older films instead of just the newer one. I believe Blind Date is a film that has disappeared from many people’s memories over the past few years or so.

When I was younger I saw Blind Date on a comedy-renting spree because I had rented the hell out of the horror section. This film didn’t change my life or anything but it did make me fall in love with Kim Basinger. I remember sitting there and giggling during the restaurant scene and thinking it was the funniest film I’d seen in years. A few days later I watched it with my mother because of her obsession with Bruce Willis and she thought it was hilarious as well.

I know that I’m a hardcore horror fan but I do have a soft side as well. My mom and I watched a ton of films together when I was little and watching films like Blind Date brings back great memories. Certain films have a different effect on everyone. We all have guilty pleasures or films we love because in the moment we saw them, we experienced something that’s been embedded into our minds and makes us feel good.

A smaller company called RLJ Entertainment released Blind Date and they did a good job on the transfer. I haven’t seen any older films reissued by them yet so I didn’t know what to expect, but I was pleasantly surprised with their work. I hope to see other re-releases by them in the near future.

Would I mention Blind Date in a conversation? Maybe. I’m not going to tell anyone that this is an excellent comedy, but if you enjoy quirky films from the ’80s Blind Date is a must-watch.

Blind Date was released on Blu-Ray through RLJ Entertainment on January 14.

One Response to “Blu-Ray Review: Blind Date

  1. Laura:
    January 27th, 2014 at 8:19 pm

    I’m in my early 30s, so I was obviously too young to see it when it came out, but a number of years ago, when I was over at my parents’ house and it was on cable over there, my dad had me watch it with them and told me, “You’ve gotta see this!” Now, our tastes don’t always coalesce, but he was right on the money with this one. It was a good bonding moment for us.

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