THE PLOT THUS FAR
To commemorate the 20th anniversary of a comedy classic that packed pews everywhere, Disney proudly presents a special 2-movie collection, featuring Sister Act and Sister Act 2: Back In The Habit, on Blu-ray! Academy Award winner* Whoopi Goldberg stars as a sassy lounge singer forced to hide from the mob in the last place anyone would ever look for her – a convent – where her fun-loving attitude turns the nuns’ tone-deaf choir into a soulful chorus of swingin’ singin’ sisters. In the side-splitting sequel, Whoopi is back for another hilarious adventure as Sister Mary Clarence spreads the gift of music and the power of laughter at an inner-city school. Harvey Keitel and Kathy Najimy join a heavenly cast in these habit-forming comedies busting with ’60s Motown hits. Relive all the fun and irresistible music of both movies with a stunning state-of-the-art digital restoration!
WHAT WE THOUGHT
Delores VanCartier is a lounge singer with a married lover who happens to be a drug dealer and other crime related stuff. Delores decides that she’s going to leave Vince, but when she goes to give him back the jacket he gave her and say goodbye, she happens to walk in right as Vince is getting his goons to shoot his less than loyal limo driver. Oddly enough, Delores runs like the dickens, straight to the police station. She gets stuck in a convent with Professor McGonagall and Peggy Hill. Hi-jinks ensue, as the nuns taken on the mob.
The two films share similar plots, but the sequel delves more into Goldberg helping rough inner-city kids learn how to express themselves via music. Contrary to the first movie that dealt more with the other nuns, this time the comedy is for the most part based on Delores’ interaction with her new rebellious students who prefer freestyle rapping to gospel choirs. It’s pretty hokey, but when were these movies ever not hokey? It helps to have an appreciation for the music, but the material should carry you through.
The Blu-Ray comes with a featurette, music video and DVD copies. The 1080p transfer is pretty sharp, even though the footage jumps around based on source material. The DTS-HD 5.1 master audio track is sharp enough for what’s available. Still, it works. In the end, I’d recommend a purchase.
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