(aka 'Good Morning, Night')

Directed by Marco Bellocchio
Italy 2003

 

  Internationally acclaimed and award-winning director Marco Bellocchio (My Mother's Smile, Devil in the Flesh) delivers a film of devastating emotional power based on the shocking true story of the 1978 kidnapping and murder of Italy's former Prime Minister. A young woman, Chiara, moves into a new apartment with her husband. On the surface she lives a routine existence, but all is not as it seems. She conceals her true identity as a member of The Red Brigades, Italy's terrorist underground, which is currently planning to kidnap the Prime Minister. Passionate about a revolutionary utopia, Chiara's suspicions and doubts grow and she questions, both emotionally and ideologically, her commitment and acts.

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Theatrical Release: September 12th, 2003 - Toronto Film Festival

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DVD Review: Wellspring - Region 1 - NTSC

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Distribution Wellspring - Region 1 - NTSC
Due to the apparent video and audio weaknesses in the Wellspring DVD we strongly recommend the Region 2 PAL Artificial Eye release reviewed by Henrik Sylow HERE. It has the same extras, a 5.1 option and better subtitles as well.

      

Runtime 1:46:12 
Video 1.74:1 Aspect Ratio
Average Bitrate: 5.25 mb/s
NTSC 720x480 29.97 f/s 

NOTE: The Vertical axis represents the bits transferred per second. The Horizontal is the time in minutes.

Bitrate:

Audio Italian (Dolby Digital 2.0) 
Subtitles English, None
Features

Release Information:
Studio: Wellspring

Aspect Ratio:
Original Aspect Ratio 1.74:1

Edition Details:

• Bonus Documentary "Same Rage, Same Spring" (1:07:54)
• Trailers

DVD Release Date: March 21st, 2006

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Chapters: 12

 

 

Comments:

I don't know about other Wellspring DVD issues of this film but the one I own has significant audio fluctuations and in 2 separate spots complete drops were noted. Dialogue at times is inaudible even at 5 times usual volume levels and at approx. the 5:00 minute mark the fireworks sequence was excessively loud even at volume level 1 on my system.  I suspect that the disc should be recalled, but I will wait to hear from others with the same problem - we will post here. The video transfer is likewise weak - although it appears to have been converted to the correct NTSC standard it is still rife with 'combing' - indicating a non-high definition source. There is a black border around the edge of the image limiting horizontal resolution. This disc neither looks or sounds acceptable to me.

We have reviewed the Region 2- UK edition HERE and it is a significant improvement in all areas (presently it is expensive though).

Gary W. Tooze

 





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DVD Box Cover

   

CLICK to order from:

Distribution Wellspring - Region 1 - NTSC
Due to the apparent video and audio weaknesses in the Wellspring DVD we strongly recommend the Region 2 PAL Artificial Eye release reviewed by Henrik Sylow HERE. It has the same extras, a 5.1 option and better subtitles as well.

      




 

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