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(aka "Autofocus")

Directed by Paul Schrader


Auto Focus (2002) is director Paul Schrader’s “dramatized” biography of Bob Crane (Greg Kinnear, in a career-making performance), a TV sitcom star (Hogan’s Heroes) who descended into sexual addiction, obsessed with recording his encounters with scores of women. Willem Dafoe co-stars as John Henry Carpenter, an electronics expert who encouraged and collaborated with Crane; he becomes a prime suspect after Crane is bludgeoned to death in an Arizona motel room.


A successful TV star during the 1960s, former "Hogan’s Heroes" actor Bob Crane (Greg Kinnear) projects a wholesome family-man image, but this front masks his persona as a sex addict who records and photographs his many encounters with women, often with the help of his seedy friend, John Henry Carpenter (Willem Dafoe). This biographical drama reveals how Crane's double life takes its toll on him and his family, and ultimately contributes to his death.


Theatrical Release: September 8th, 2002

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Review: Twilight Time - Region FREE - Blu-ray

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Distribution Twilight Time - Region FREE - Blu-ray
Runtime 1:45:43.378 

Disc Size: 36,374,754,000 bytes

Feature Size: 30,182,234,112 bytes

Average Bitrate: 25.92 Mbps

Dual-layered Blu-ray MPEG-4 AVC Video

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



DTS-HD Master Audio English 3711 kbps 5.1 / 48 kHz / 3711 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
DTS-HD Master Audio English 2096 kbps 2.0 / 48 kHz / 2096 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 2.0 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
Isolated Score:

DTS-HD Master Audio English 3095 kbps 5.1 / 48 kHz / 3095 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)

DTS Audio English 256 kbps 2.0 / 48 kHz / 256 kbps / 24-bit
DTS Audio English 256 kbps 2.0 / 48 kHz / 256 kbps / 24-bit
DTS Audio English 256 kbps 2.0 / 48 kHz / 256 kbps / 24-bit

Subtitles English (SDH), None

Release Information:
Studio: Twilight Time

Aspect Ratio:
Original Aspect Ratio 1.78:1

Disc Size: 26,992,198,392 bytes

Feature Size: 26,717,177,856 bytes

Average Bitrate: 29.98 Mbps

Dual-layered Blu-ray MPEG-4 AVC Video 


Edition Details:
• Audio Commentary with Director Paul Schrader
• Audio Commentary with Actors Greg Kinnear and Willem Dafoe
• Audio Commentary with Producers Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski, and  Screenwriter Michael Gerbosi
• Murder in Scottsdale (49:29)
• Making-of Featurette (6:52)
• 5 Deleted Scenes with Optional Director Commentary (6:09)
• Original (1:52) and Redband Theatrical Trailer (1:57)

Linear Notes

Blu-ray Release Date: April, 2018
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Chapters: 24




NOTE: The below Blu-ray captures were taken directly from the Blu-ray disc.

The Twilight Time 1080P image quality is in the 1.78:1 aspect ratio and looks marvelous on a dual-layered disc with a high bitrate. The strong pastels representing the 60's are deep and rich. Contrast is superb, detail is fine enough to see make-up on the performers and there is plenty of depth. The Blu-ray visuals are tight and vibrant in-motion. An impressive HD presentation by Twilight Time.

Twilight Time again give the option of a robust DTS-HD Master 5.1 surround transfer (24-bit) or a similar encode in 2.0 channel stereo. I didn't notice extensive separation but it seemed to suit the film's requirement with some deep bass. The score is by
Angelo Badalamenti - who has done much work with David Lynch including composing for Twin Peaks- Fire Walk With Me, Blue Velvet, Lost Highway, Wild at Heart and The Straight Story among others. It works wonderfully within the film. It is available as an isolated option. There are optional English subtitles on the region FREE Blu-ray disc.

Twilight Time add the extras from the previous DVD including three audio commentaries - the first, and best, is with director Paul Schrader who shares details only the director would be privy to about the production, budget, actors etc. It is very rewarding. There is also one from the actor's viewpoint with Greg Kinnear and Willem Dafoe, although there are duplications of details from the first commentary. Lastly, is a group effort with producers Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski, and screenwriter Michael Gerbosi and although a bit scattered they give frank discussion about getting the project off the ground - very interesting! There is a 50-minute 2003 documentary by David Naylor; Murder in Scottsdale - an overview of the murder of Bob Crane and an assessment of the investigation which was carried out. There is a short Making-of Featurette, 5 Deleted Scenes with optional director commentary, an original trailer and Redband theatrical trailer. The package has linear notes included.

Impacting film with an impressive performances from Kinnear and
Dafoe. Schrader darkens the mood of the film slowly to the conclusion. Chilling and fascinating.  The a/v presentation is perfect and this Blu-ray, and the biographical film, are both recommended!

Gary Tooze





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