When Harry Met Sally
Columbia Pictures (1989)
Comedy, Romance
In Collection
Seen ItYes
IMDB   7.6
96 mins USA / English
DVD  Region 1   R
Billy Crystal Harry Burns
Meg Ryan Sally Albright
Carrie Fisher Marie
Bruno Kirby Jess
Steven Ford Joe
Lisa Jane Persky Alice
Michelle Nicastro Amanda Reese
Gretchen Palmer Stewardess
Robert Alan Beuth Man on aisle
David Burdick Nine-year-old boy
Joe Viviani Judge
Bruce Kirby Jr. Jess
Kevin Rooney Ira Stone
Steve Ford Joe
Lisa Persky Alice
Franc Luz Julian
Harley Jane Kozak Helen Helson
Rob Reiner
Producer Rob Reiner
Andrew Scheinman
Nora Ephron
Steve Nicolaides
Writer Nora Ephron
Cinematography Barry Sonnenfeld

When Harry Met Sally is director Rob Reiner and screenwriter Nora Ephron 's immensely entertaining take on romantic comedy. Harry ( Billy Crystal ) and Sally ( Meg Ryan ) are two friends who meet after college graduation, and the film follows the pair through the next ten years as they try to make lives for themselves in Manhattan. After a shaky beginning, the two become close friends, and though both have suffered a series of ill-fated relationships, they vow to remain platonic friends. Over time, Harry and Sally's relationship slowly changes to love, and they have difficulty admitting their true feelings to each other. Though the plot is slightly predictable, Ephron's screenplay is lively and witty, Reiner's direction is fresh, and Crystal and Ryan have real chemistry, making it one of the finest romantic comedies of the '80s. The soundtrack is excellent too, filled with pop standards as performed by Harry Connick Jr. — Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Edition Details
Edition Special Edition
Distributor MGM Home Entertainment
Chapters 16
Release Date 1/9/2001
Packaging Keep Case
Screen Ratio 1.85:1
Subtitles French; Spanish
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Surround [CC]
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
No. of Discs/Tapes 1
Personal Details
Purchase Date 11/11/2003
Owner Thomas Eisenmann
Store Best Buy
Purchase Price $9.99
Condition Excellent
Current Value $2.50
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Over 7 Minutes of Never-Before-Seen Footage
Audio Commentary with Director Rob Reiner
"Making-Of" Documentary with Rob Reiner, Nora Ephron, Billy Crystal, Carrie Fisher and Cast and Crew
Music Video by Harry Connick, Jr.
Original Theatrical Trailer
And More!
User Defined
Anamophic Yes
Reviewed Widescreen Review
Bit Rate 192 KB
Digital UV Not eligable
Digital Copy Claimed No
VUDU Purchase Price 0
Disk Type DVD
VUDU Export No

High-Def Review
Story Synopsis:
When Harry Met Sally... is a delightful romantic comedy directed by Rob Reiner. It stars Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal who meet as disagreeing car-pooling college graduates on their way to New York City. Years later, fate takes a turn, and they meet once again. This time, they become great friends, giving each other support as they both help each other endure the personal crisis of failed relationships.

DVD Picture:
Compared to the THX® digitally mastered LaserDisc reviewed in Issue 9, the anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD exhibits refinements in color fidelity and improved sharpness. Viewed alone, the picture is easy on the eyes, with natural, smooth color fidelity, accurate fleshtones and deep blacks. Images are sharp, with nicely rendered detail and definition. The picture is smooth, with few distractions, though edge enhancement and pixelization are occasional. (Suzanne Hodges)

The Dolby® Digital 2.0 matrix surround soundtrack offers your run-of-the-mill film stereo experience. The soundstage is screen-biased and is dialogue-centric. Fidelity is clearly dated and some background hiss can be noticed during quiet moments. Dialogue is presented with reasonable clarity but the dated recording limits its natural tonality. The music is amply satisfying at times with gentle surround envelopment. This is a soundtrack that delivers adequately for its storytelling purpose. (Perry Sun)

This Disc Contains The Following WSR-Rated Superb Qualities:
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