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    DVD Video - Reviews [Crying Game]


    Crying Game

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    Studio: Artisan
    Year: 1992
    Run Time: 112 minutes
    Rating: R
    Starring: Miranda Richardson, Stephen Rea, Forest Whitaker, Jaye Davidson
    Directed by: Neil Jordan
      Movie Summary: [Drama]

        The Crying Game is the unpredictable, unconventional, multi-Oscar-nominated masterpiece that has become the sleeper hit of the year. Starring Stephen Rea and Miranda Richardson as Irish terrorists, Forest Whitaker as their hostage, and Jaye Davidson as Whitaker's exotic girlfriend, the film is a haunting, humorous and shocking romantic thriller.

    DVD Details
    • Widescreen: 1.85:1, Pan & Scan, Color, Surround, Closed Captioned, Region 1
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    Reviewer: Sean Kelly

    This movie could easily have been 2: a short about comaradary vs. duty within the Irish Resistance group and a film about err.. relationship barriers. I must say that the "short" contained within the first half hour was a pretty decent character build-up. This is a pretty intense flick which will lead you to understand th brunt of a thousand offsprung jokes.

    The first two to three minutes of footage on this disc are horrid.. very little in the way of restoration. The 16x9 down-conversion is painful on machines which do "hard down-conversion" (that is to say that they do not soften the image at all), especially apparent in the opening scenes. Thankfully, it seemed that the image cleaned up considerably after the credits disappeared. The remainder of the film maintained a fairly good image quality, until the closing credits came around, and once again there was poorly or completely UN-refined film footage.

    I was stoked when I started watching and the Live Entertainment intro popped up in Dolby Digital, but was then let down to find that the entire film itself was merely in 2.0 surround. Oh well.

    This title has few features: theatrical trailer, cast profiles. whoop. At least it was a decent movie. This is a renter, as far as I'm concerned.


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