directed by Elaine May
USA 1976

 

From Elaine May, director of The Heartbreak Kid, comes Mikey & Nicky, a compelling crime thriller with a powerhouse cast, including John Cassavetes, Peter Falk and Ned Beatty. Nicky (Cassavetes) has embezzled a fortune from his Mafia bosses and is on the run. Nicky’s only friend, Mikey (Falk) tries to help him escape; or will he lead him into a trap? Shot in a gritty, improvisational style, Mikey & Nicky is one of the most original and riveting crime films of the 1970s.

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Theatrical Release: December 21st, 1976

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Runtime 1:46:12 1:45:20
Video

1.80:1 Original Aspect Ratio

16X9 enhanced
Average Bitrate: 6.8 mb/s
NTSC 720x480 29.97 f/s

1.33:1 Aspect Ratio
Average Bitrate: 4.74 mb/s
PAL 720x576 25.00 f/s

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Audio English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono)

English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono)

Subtitles English, none none
Features Release Information:
Studio: Home Vision

Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen anamorphic - 1.80:1

Edition Details:
• Interview with producer Michael Hausman
• Interview with cinematographer Victor J. Kemper
• Behind-the-scenes documentary about the restoration of Mikey & Nicky
• 2-page liner notes with essay by Jonathan Rosenbaum

DVD Release Date: December 21st, 2004
Keep case

Chapters 18

Release Information:
Studio: Odyssey Video (C'est la Vie)

Aspect Ratio:
Fullscreen - 1.33:1

Edition Details:
• Biographies
• Slideshow presentation
 

DVD Release Date: August 30, 2004
Transparent Keep Case

Chapters 18

 

 

 

Comments The comparison shows there is no comparison. The Region 2 edition boasts on its case that it uses a restored print, but the image is smeared, soft, discolored, and riddled with motion artifacts. Its audio quality is equally bad. On top of all that, the framing is very curious: the top and bottom of the picture reveals more info, as if it were an open-matte transfer, yet the sides are considerably cropped.

The Home Vision disc is fortunately quite good. It's clean and sharp, with natural color and a pleasing grain structure. It's not quite perfect, though, as there are occasional patchy color artifacts, as seen in the shirt and on the wall in the last screen capture. This minor fault is likely not evident on most displays while the film is playing.

 -Donald Brown

 

 





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