Jun 182016
 

Romeo is Bleeding is certainly a unique movie though also kind of typical Gary Oldman from the 1990s turning in a bizarrely fascinating performance as does Lena Olin who manages to keep up with his insanity, and at times topping it. It’s not perfect but with Oldman and Olin, well worth checking out.

 

 

Romeo is Bleeding
(1993)

Genre(s): Drama, Crime
Twilight Time | R – 110 min. – $29.95 | June 14, 2016

Date Published: 06/18/2016 | Author: The Movieman

 


MOVIE INFO:
Directed by:
Peter Medak
Writer(s): Hilary Henkin (written by)
Cast: Gary Oldman, Lena Olin, Annabella Sciorra, Juliette Lewis, Roy Scheider, Will Patton, James Cromwell, Ron Perlman, Dennis Farina
DISC INFO:
Features:
Theatrical Trailer
Digital Copy: No
Formats Included: Blu-ray
Number of Discs: 1
Audio: English (DTS-HD MA 5.1)
Video: 1080p/Widescreen 1.85
Subtitles: English SDH
Disc Size: 28.4 GB
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Region(s): A, B, C

 


PLOT SYNOPSIS


Romeo is Bleeding, directed by Peter Medak (The Ruling Class) from a screenplay by Hilary Henkin (Wag the Dog), is a rough-and-tumble neo-noir surrounding a corrupt, and ruthless, cop (GARY OLDMAN) who gets in over his head when he falls for the ultimate femme fatale (LENA OLIN) while getting in hot water with a mobster (ROY SCHEIDER) while the lives of his wife (ANNABELLA SCIORRA) and mistress (JULIETTE LEWIS) are in danger.

 

SPECIAL FEATURES – 0.5/5


Not much here except for the usual 6-page essay booklet and the film’s Original Theatrical Trailer (2:06; SD).

 


VIDEO – 4.0/5


Twilight Time releases Romeo is Bleeding onto Blu-ray presented in its original 1.85 widescreen aspect ratio and a 1080p high-definition transfer. For the most part, it’s a fine looking picture with decent detail and colors are subdued probably in keeping with the noir genre. There were some instances of dust marks and specs so it’s not exactly clean but all in all, a modest step up from its DVD counterpart.

AUDIO – 4.5/5


The disc comes with a strong DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 track offering crisp, clear and clean dialogue but there’s also some nice depth with the bass, as well as the soundtrack/score, kicking in for added effect.

 


OVERALL – 2.75/5


Overall, Romeo is Bleeding is certainly a unique movie though also kind of typical Gary Oldman from the 1990s turning in a bizarrely fascinating performance as does Lena Olin who manages to keep up with his insanity, and at times topping it. It’s not perfect but with Oldman and Olin, well worth checking out. The Blu-ray released through Twilight Time offers good video and great audio but falls well short in the features department.

 

 

 

 

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

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