‘So I Married an Axe Murderer’ Blu-ray Review
‘So I Married an Axe Murderer’ is one of those films which has been overlooked for years and has more of a cult following appeal. I first saw ‘So I Married an Axe Murderer’ when I worked at a video store oh so many years ago. I found this film to be very good and entertaining back in the early 90’s and I still do today here in 2008. This is one of those romantic comedies with a few tiny twists thrown in from a comedic standpoint.
‘So I Married an Axe Murderer’ stars Mike Myers of SNL fame when he was making not so off the wall comedies. Myers is Charlie Mackenzie a poet looking for that perfect someone. After so many failed relationships due to his apparent issue with finding one flaw over each woman that Charlie dates, he meets Harriet Michaels played by Nancy Travis. Harriet is a local butcher and Charlie is hell bent on making this relationship last. Usually I am not a fan of romantic comedies that is my wife’s domain. ‘So I Married an Axe Murderer’ is cleverly written that we have a man that can’t find the right woman, to the point where he does find the right woman, but there is an issue that bothers him throughout the entire film till we reach the end.
As Charlie falls into love with Harriet, he learns about a serial killer making their rounds locally. Charlie’s obsession kicks in at this point that maybe Harriet could be the serial killer, Charlie starts going bonkers. Watching Charlie’s obsession play out the remainder of the film as all the pieces come together is what makes the film so fun.
I have watched ‘So I Married an Axe Murderer’ countless of times on broadcast TV, VHS, and DVD. With its 15th anniversary here in 2008, ‘So I Married an Axe Murderer’ looks the best it ever has on any format. There are a few sports where there is some grain, but for the most part the image is clean. What is best is that there is no edge enhancement like there has been in many older films transition to HD. In the sound department, we have a Dolby TrueHD 5.1 sound mix, but for a film so dialogue heavy it doesn’t make much of an impact. Dialogue is perfect and clean here, with all my reviews this is always my biggest piece that I check first even before the picture quality. If sound quality is off, it can affect the entire film viewing experience.
I am a bit disappointed that the film is very light on extras when compared to the 2 disc set released not long ago. Let me get one thing out of the way, the older that I get, I tend to watch extras once and that is it. Come on, this is a 15th anniversary disc and not offering much here is a waste. I hate that the double dip mentality continues even with Blu-ray like they did on DVD and to a degree with VHS. If you are a fan of Mike Myers, you will really like this film, but the rest I would recommend a rental. It is a fun little romantic comedy that never lets up with the entertainment.