John Cassavettes' study of middle-aged angst focuses on Sarah Lawson (Rowlands),
a troubled woman who moves in with her alcoholic, philandering brother Robert
Harmon (Cassavettes), following the break-up of her marriage. Their relationship
proves to be feisty, the brother keen to cling on to his ways, the sister bogged
down by the fall-out with her husband.
Theatrical Release: February 1984 - Berlin Film Festival
DVD Review: Cinemalta (2-disc set with A Child is Waiting) - Region 2 - PAL
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|Distribution||Cinemalta - Region 2 - PAL|
Original Aspect Ratio
Average Bitrate: 6.99 mb/s
PAL 720x576 25.00 f/s
NOTE: The Vertical axis represents the bits transferred per second. The Horizontal is the time in minutes.
|Audio||English (Dolby Digital 2.0)|
|Subtitles||French ( player generated - non -removable on most systems)|
Extract from "I am Almost Not Crazy" by Michael Ventura (English dialogue
with burned-in French subtitles and French narration) - 7:25
This can be purchased in the Boxset with Cassavetes "A Child is Waiting" or individually. Both have player generated French subtitles that are not forced on many standard players (my computer DVD player for example) or are easily removed with many DVD duplication software programs (try DVDShrink).
This anamorphic image is quite good - sharp for the most part, close to the 1.66 original aspect ratio, bright, a little heavy, nice menus and some extras of note (in English). I wish the beautiful booklet included was also in English.
As this is only a few extra Euros to be purchased as the two-disc set we recommend buying that way as Cassavetes "A Child is Waiting" is not sold separately (or presently in Region 1).