Site created 12/15/97.
review added: 2/9/99
1987 (1998) - Warner Bros.
review by Todd Doogan,
special to The Digital Bits
This is a really freaky movie. Imagine waking up from a hard day,
in a city you don't know, that speaks a language you can hardly
comprehend, only to find that your wife is missing. I dunno know
about you, but I'm glad it's Harrison up there on screen and not me.
Disc Ratings (Video/Audio/Extras): C-/C/F
The audio is fine, but the video is very, very grainy and digital
looking. It also doesn't help that the framing is wrecked due to the
P&S format. And no extras for a film that deserves them.
Overall Rating: C-
Of all the movies Warner has dumped as P&S only DVDs, this is
the one that I'm most shocked about. This movie deserved better.
120 mins, R, full frame (1.33:1), single-sided, single-layered,
Snapper case, scene access (32 chapters), language: English (DD
2.0), subtitles: English, Close Captioned
Like I said, I have no idea why Warner dumped this wicked flick.
Roman Polanski's second best film should look a whole lot better on
DVD. Let's hope Chinatown
fares better when Paramount releases it to DVD (bring it on!)...