directed by Larry Cohen
USA 1974

Posters

Theatrical Release: October 1974, USA

Reviews    More Reviews  DVD Reviews

DVD Review: Warner - Region 1,2,3,4 - NTSC

Big thanks to Ole Kofoed for the Review!

DVD Box Cover

CLICK to order from:

 

 

 NOTE: Purchases through DVDBeaver's links to Amazon help keep us afloat and advertisement free!

Distribution

Warner Home Entertainment

Region 1,2,3,4 - NTSC

Runtime 1:30:54
Video

1.78:1 Aspect Ratio

16X9 enhanced
Average Bitrate: 5.71 mb/s
NTSC 704x480 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 1.0 Mono, French Dub DD 1.0
Subtitles English, French, Spanish, English captions or None
Features Release Information:
Studio: Warner

Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen anamorphic - 1.78:1

Edition Details:
• Commentary by Larry Cohen.
• Trailers for all 3 It's Alive movies.

DVD Release Date: October 5, 2004
Keep Case

Chapters 23

Comments The original aspect ratio is 1.85:1, but Warner has commonly chosen to do this DVD release in 1.78:1 for 16X9 TV owners. I haven't seen this movie before but the 1.78:1 framing looked good enough to me. In the Extras Feature commentary Cohen says he is very happy with the DVD transfer. He wasn't that pleased with the domestic prints when the movie was shown theatrically, and he preferred the prints made in England better.

There is some speckles in a few scenes and I noticed some color problems at one specific point, but otherwise the image is generally good without artifacts or edge enhancement. The flesh tones and colors looks fine (Cohen wanted the movie to look as a "colored black and white" movie).

Not much in the extras apartment, but I always enjoys Larry Cohen's commentaries. He talks about low budget filmmaking, his work with Bernard Hermann, his problems to get the film released widely in America, the success of the movie etc.
out of    

 - Ole Kofoed

 





DVD Menus

 

 



Subtitle Sample

 

 

 


 

Screen Captures

 

 

 


 

 

 


 

 

 


 

 

 


 

 

 


 

 

 

DVD Box Cover

CLICK to order from:

 

 

 NOTE: Purchases through DVDBeaver's links to Amazon help keep us afloat and advertisement free!

Distribution

Warner Home Entertainment

Region 1,2,3,4 - NTSC


 

DONATIONS Keep DVDBeaver alive:

Mail cheques, money orders, cash to:    or CLICK PayPal logo to donate!

Gary Tooze

Many Thanks...