Dec 082016
 

Pretty Poison is a surprisingly well done romantic-drama with crime thrown into the mixture and features great performances from Anthony Perkins, unsurprisingly, as well as what should’ve been a star-making role by Tuesday Weld.

 

 

Pretty Poison
(1968)

Genre(s): Drama, Romance, Crime, Comedy
Twilight Time | NR – 89 min. – $29.95 | November 15, 2016

Date Published: 12/08/2016 | Author: The Movieman

 


MOVIE INFO:
Directed by:
Noel Black
Writer(s): Stephen Geller (novel); Lorenzo Semple, Jr. (screenplay)
Cast: Anthony Perkins, Tuesday Weld, John Randolph
DISC INFO:
Features:
Audio Commentaries, Deleted Scene Script, 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: NA
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Region(s): A, B, C

 


PLOT SYNOPSIS


Director Noel Black’s feature-film debut, Pretty Poison, is a darkly comic thriller about a disturbed young man, Dennis Pitt (ANTHONY PERKINS), recently released from a mental institution who falls for radiant All-American teenager Sue Ann Stepanek (TUESDAY WELD). Only trouble is, she turns out to be the genuinely psychotic one of the pair, leading him into a series of “missions” that inevitably culminates in murder.

 

SPECIAL FEATURES – 2.25/5


This release comes with a 6-page essay booklet.

Audio Commentaries:

  • Executive Producer Lawrence Turman & Film Historians Lem Dobbs and Nick Redman
  • Director Noel Black and Film Historian Robert Fischer

Deleted Scene Script and Commentary is a scene positioned between where Sue Ann gives Dennis a call to say that her mother won’t let her leave the house, and the following scene at the hog dog stand in which Sue Ann insists that he has to meet her mother. Also included is a commentary (3:12).

Original Theatrical Trailer (2:57; HD)

 


VIDEO – 4.5/5


Pretty Poison arrives on Blu-ray courtesy of Twilight Time presented in its original 1.85 widescreen aspect ratio and a 1080p high-definition. Colors are absolutely vibrant throughout and detail is relatively sharp and nicely defined. There is some natural film grain but it only adds to the authentic experience. For a movie that’s going on nearly 50 years, it’s not bad looking at all.

AUDIO – 4.0/5


The disc comes with a basic but efficient DTS-HD Master Audio Mono track and for a movie that is mostly dialogue driven, is clean and clear coming via the center channel while some depth is provided for ambient noises plus Johnny Mandel’s score (provided here as an isolated score track).

 


OVERALL – 3.5/5


Overall, Pretty Poison is a surprisingly well done romantic-drama with crime thrown into the mixture and features great performances from Anthony Perkins, unsurprisingly, as well as what should’ve been a star-making role by Tuesday Weld who herself has an interesting past. The Blu-ray released through Twilight Time offers good/great audio and video transfers and a so-so selection of bonus material.

 

 

 

 

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

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