Jun 192016
 

Inserts is an oddball of a film with Richard Dreyfuss turning in a typical Dreyfuss type of performance from the 1970s. The character drama-centric story works well enough and the inclusion of Bob Hoskins as the main antagonist is always a plus.

 

 

Inserts
(1975)


REVIEW NAVIGATION

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

Genre(s): Drama
Twilight Time | NC17 – 115 min. – $29.95 | June 14, 2016

Date Published: 06/19/2016 | Author: The Movieman


MOVIE INFO:
Directed by:
John Byrum
Writer(s): John Byrum (written by)
Cast: Richard Dreyfuss, Bob Hoskins, Veronica Cartwright, Stephen Davies, Jessica Harper
DISC INFO:
Features:
Theatrical Trailer
Digital Copy: No
Formats Included: Blu-ray
Number of Discs: 1
Audio: English (DTS-HD MA 1.0)
Video: 1080p/Widescreen 1.85
Subtitles: English SDH
Disc Size: 29.7 GB
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Region(s): A, B, C


PLOT SYNOPSIS

Written and directed by John Byrum (writer/producer of 2000’s Duets), Inserts is a rarely seen cult favorite, the tale of a once-successful silent film director (RICHARD DREYFUSS) reduced in the sound era to making porn films in the decrepit mansion he refuses to leave. Trouble arrives in the form of a bootlegger-turned-mogul (BOB HOSKINS) and his desperately ambitious actress girlfriend (JESSICA HARPER).

 

SPECIAL FEATURES – 0.5/5

Not much here except the usual 6-page essay booklet and the film’s Original Theatrical Trailer (2:12; HD).

 


VIDEO – 4.0/5

Twilight Time releases Inserts onto Blu-ray presented with a 1.85 widescreen aspect ratio and a 1080p high-definition transfer. It’s pretty much on par with other older TT releases where colors are fairly vibrant with a splattering of dust marks though nothing overly distracting. For such an unusual release, the print provided by Fox is well done and the few fans will be more than satisfied as I doubt it has ever looked better.

 

AUDIO – 3.75/5

The disc’s DTS-HD Master Audio 1.0 track is perfectly serviceable especially for a film that is almost entirely dialogue driven, in which case it’s pretty clear throughout. It’s nothing special yet gets the job done well enough.

Also available is an isolated music and effects track.

 



OVERALL – 2.5/5

Overall, Inserts is an oddball of a film with Richard Dreyfuss turning in a typical Dreyfuss type of performance from the 1970s. The character drama-centric story works well enough and the inclusion of Bob Hoskins as the main antagonist is always a plus. The Blu-ray released by Twilight Time offers good video/audio transfers but lacks any meaningful bonus material.

 

 

 

 

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

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