Blu-ray Review: “Jury Duty” (1995) – Retro VHS 90s Style release

411: What can I say? You’re either a fan of Pauly Shore, or you really need to rethink your priorities. Sure, I’m a bigger fan of In The Army Now and the damn-near-perfect guilty pleasure that is Son-In-Law. But seeing Pauly’s slacker doofus Tommy Collins try to drag out jury duty for as long as possible – because $5 a day!!! – is drunk watching at its finest.

Plus? Stanley Tucci! Abe Vigoda! Brian Doyle-Murray! Andrew Dice Clay! Tia M-fin’ Carrere! Sean The People Under The Stairs Whalen! And the wondrous glory that is Shelley Winters. What’s not to love with this movie? Okay, so the homophobic/transphobic jokes haven’t aged well at all. Though Tommy’s pup Peanut the chihuahua is just as adorable.

This release has a lovely transfer, with playback that’s a sharp as you can get from a pre-HD film. Though maybe you’ll wish it was a bit granier when Shore takes the stage as the world’s worst stripper. (Not to hate, Pauly. It’s just so cringe-worthy…)

This is just one of Mill Creek Entertainment’s “I ❤️ 90s” Blu-ray re-issue series. (Other titles include Opportunity Knocks, Double Team, Excess Baggage…with True Believer, White Line Fever, Neighbors and more coming down the line soon.) But I want Son-In-Law to get the Mill Creek 90s treatment. Please? Pretty please? My ancient DVD copy feels lesser-than now that Duty‘s come to town.

Extras: There’s nothing much extra in this release – but damn I love the “I ❤️ 90s” slipcover. I needed a copy for my library, and in this instance procrastination paid off. There are subtitles though, for folks who dig those. (Looking at you, sis. You’re welcome.)

Specs:
Company: Mill Creek Entertainment
Release Date: June 4th, 2019

NOTE: I did receive a promotional copy of this Blu-Ray. I did not, however, get chocolate, kittens, beer or anything else for writing this review.

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