(aka "The Confessional" )


directed by Robert Lepage
Canada 1995


Theatrical Release: September 29th, 1995 - USA (Limited)

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DVD Review: Alliance Atlantis - Region 1 - NTSC

Big thanks to Warren Murphy for the Review!

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Alliance Atlantis

Region 1 - NTSC

Runtime 1:40:48

1.33:1 Original Aspect Ratio
Average Bitrate: 5.23 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.


Audio French Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
Subtitles English, French, None; burnt-in French subtitles whenever English is spoken.
Features Release Information:
Studio: Alliance Atlantis

Aspect Ratio:
Fullscreen - 1.33:1

Edition Details:
• No extras!

DVD Release Date: July 27, 2004

Chapters 14

Comments This is a poor DVD. Many would say it is typical of Alliance. The aspect ratio looks correct, and since part of this film revolves around the making of Alfred Hitchcock's "I Confess", I would imagine that shooting in Academy Ratio was a bit of a reference to that film. The picture quality isn't too great, however. There's tons of edge enhancement (something I usually don't notice), and lots of digital artifacts and pixilation. The darker scenes really reveal the limitations, as there it almost looks like the colors are moving around and blending in to one another. The outdoor (and brightly colored) scenes fare a bit better. I am kind of disappointed with this release, as it's a Canadian film, you'd think it'd have a better Canadian DVD. As far as I know, the only other DVD of this film in existence is in Australia, but I couldn't find any reviews and it looks to be out of print. If you're a fan of the film, either rent it try to find this one used, as the $30+ retail price is total robbery!

 - Warren Murphy


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