Oct 162014
 

Audrey Rose is not what one would call a lost or forgotten psychological horror-thriller from the 1970s and frankly, even with Anthony Hopkins, it’s not a very effective film especially considering the ridiculous screenplay. The Blu-ray released by Twilight Time unfortunately offers poor-average video, adequate audio and only a trailer in the bonus features section.

 

 

Audrey Rose
(1977)


REVIEW NAVIGATION

The Movie
| Special Features | Video Quality | Audio Quality | Overall

Genre(s): Drama, Thriller
Twilight Time | PG – 113 min. – $29.96 | October 14, 2014

MOVIE INFO:
Directed by:
Robert Wise
Writer(s): Frank De Felitta (novel); Frank De Felitta (screenplay)
Cast: Marsha Mason, Anthony Hopkins, John Beck, Susan Swift

DISC INFO:
Features:
Theatrical Trailer, Isolated Score
Number of Discs: 1

Audio: English (DTS-HD MA 2.0 Mono)
Video: 1080p/Widescreen 1.85
Subtitles: English SDH
Disc Size: NA
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Region(s): A, B, C

 


PLOT SUMMARY

Audrey Rose, Robert Wise’s adaptation of Frank De Felitta’s novel, gives us an affluent couple (MARSHA MASON, JOHN BECK) at a loss to explain the transformation of their heretofore happy girl (SUSAN SWIFT) into a nightmare-ridden visionary, haunted by intimations of violent death. Until, that is, a stranger (ANTHONY HOPKINS) appears, insisting that little Ivy is, in fact, the reincarnated — and tortured — soul of his own daughter, Audrey Rose, who died in a tragic accident just as Ivy was being born.

SPECIAL FEATURES – 0.5/5

Original Theatrical Trailer (1:37; HD)

Isolated Score Track in DTS-HD MA 2.0


VIDEO – 2.5/5

Audrey Rose resurrects onto Blu-ray courtesy of Twilight Time and despite being given a 1080p high-definition transfer, presented in its original 1.85 widescreen aspect ratio, the picture is not pretty, littered with heavy noise throughout and some obvious dust marks and scratches. The colors though aren’t too bad but there is some saturation going on at times. Not sure if this was just a bad master from MGM or if it’s just not a movie that ever looked that good in HD.

AUDIO – 3.5/5

Disappointingly, Warner only included a 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio track instead of a 7.1 channel track but even so, the lossless audio still sounds incredible with excellent dialogue levels coming from the center speaker to the resounding score that fills any voids since there’s minimal sound effects. It’s a great aural experience all around and has a wide range from Price’s robust score to the utter quiet of outer-space.



OVERALL – 2.0/5

Overall, Audrey Rose is not what one would call a lost or forgotten psychological horror-thriller from the 1970s and frankly, even with Anthony Hopkins, it’s not a very effective film especially considering the ridiculous screenplay. The Blu-ray released by Twilight Time unfortunately offers poor-average video, adequate audio and only a trailer in the bonus features section.

 

Published: 10/16/2014

 

 

 

 

Check out some more screen caps by going to page 2. Please note, these do contain spoilers.

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