Search DVDBeaver

S E A R C H    D V D B e a v e r

(aka 'Lies or "A Night in SoHo")

directed by Martin Scorsese
USA 19
85

I first saw this in a theatre with only about half a dozen people filling the seats. I loved the film and the fact that hardly anyone was there made it all more... clandestine. Director Scorsese was able to impart some cinematic charm on a fairly simple story - a young lonesome man, looking for companionship... and after it does not meet his expectations, he just wants to return home. That's all. Camera techniques that are rife with innovation yet restrained to the confines of the tale. This is the cornerstone of this films appeal for me. It all works so well. Along with "Raging Bull", I suspect this is my favorite Scorsese film. out of

Gary W. Tooze

 

Posters

Theatrical Release: September 13th, 1985 - Toronto Film Festival, Canada

Reviews          More Reviews          DVD Reviews

DVD Review: Warner Home Video - Region 1 -  NTSC

DVD Box Cover

CLICK to order from:

Also available in the Martin Scorsese Collection (After Hours/Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore/Goodfellas/Mean Streets/Who's That Knocking At My Door?)

  

    

Distribution Warner Home Video - Region 1- NTSC
Runtime 1:37:00
Video 1.85:1 Original Aspect Ratio
Average Bitrate: 5.92 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 English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono), French (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono)
Subtitles English,  Spanish, French, None
Features

Release Information:
Studio: Warner Home Video

Aspect Ratio:
Original aspect Ratio 1.85:1

Edition Details:

• Commentary by director Martin Scorsese, actor Griffin Dunne, producer Amy Robinson, cinematographer Michael Ballhaus and Editor Thelma Schoonmaker
• Deleted scenes (8:05)
• Making-of documentary; "Filming For Your Life" (18:52)
• Trailer (2:05)

DVD Release Date: August 17, 2004

Keep Case
Chapters: 28

Comments:

This is a fine disc. Excellent image quality - no visible digital manipulation at all. Good contrast, colors, subtitles and sharpness. the audio is perhaps its Achilles heel - no 5.1 mix, but the original audio has some fluctuations - I would rate it only as acceptable.

I can see how this easy could have become a quick release for Warner, while still garnering adequate sales from its cult following. But, they seem to have done it proud - commentary, featurette and the work to produce a sterling image. I hope its not just my love of the film talking but  out of    

Gary W. Tooze



DVD Menus

 


Subtitle Sample

 

 


 

Screen Captures

 

 


 

 


 

 


 

 


 

 

 


 

 

DVD Box Cover

CLICK to order from:

Also available in the Martin Scorsese Collection (After Hours/Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore/Goodfellas/Mean Streets/Who's That Knocking At My Door?)

  

    

Distribution Warner Home Video - Region 1- NTSC

 





 

Hit Counter

 

DONATIONS Keep DVDBeaver alive:

CLICK PayPal logo to donate!

Gary Tooze

Many Thanks...