Feb 242017
 

Chilly Scenes of Winter is a wonderful little romantic-drama features two charming performances from John Heard and Mary Beth Hurt. This Blu-ray released through Twilight Time offers okay video and audio transfers while the bonus material, not surprisingly, is on the limited side.

 

 

Chilly Scenes of Winter
— The Limited Edition Series —

(1979)

Genre(s): Drama, Romance
Twilight Time | PG – 95 min. – $29.95 | February 14, 2017

Date Published: 02/24/2017 | Author: The Movieman

 

 


MOVIE INFO:
Directed by:
Joan Micklin Silver
Writer(s): Ann Beattie (novel); John Micklin Silver (screenplay)
Cast: John Heard, Mary Beth Hurt, Peter Riegart
DISC INFO:
Features:
Commentary, 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: 23.6 GB
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Region(s): A, B, C

 


PLOT SYNOPSIS


In writer-director Joan Micklin Silver’s endearing adaptation of Ann Beattie’s celebrated novel, Chilly Scenes of Winter, Charles (JOHN HEARD), a bored office worker, falls in love with Laura (MARY BETH HURT) when she is separated from her husband, Ox (MARK METCALF); when she returns to the appropriately named fellow, Charles makes it his life’s work to get her back, aided, abetted, and occasionally hindered by an eccentric group of friends.

 

SPECIAL FEATURES – 1.25/5


This release comes with a 6-page essay booklet. The features are a bit limited, but does have an Audio Commentary with Writer/Director John Micklin Silver and Producer Amy Robinson and the Theatrical Trailer (1:45; HD).

 


VIDEO – 3.75/5


Chilly Scenes of Winter debuts on Blu-ray courtesy of Twilight Time and is shown in its original 1.85 widescreen aspect ratio and a 1080p high-definition transfer. The picture looks half-decent though the detail isn’t exactly sharp and I did notice the occasional dust marks and scratches, though nothing overly abundant or distracting.

AUDIO – 3.5/5


The disc comes with a DTS-HD Master Audio Mono track which is perfectly serviceable given most of the film is dialogue driven which comes through the center channel and while it sounds fine, there is a lack of depth and some of the dialogue sounds a tad hollow in spots.

 


OVERALL – 3.0/5


Overall, Chilly Scenes of Winter is a wonderful little romantic-drama features two charming performances from John Heard and Mary Beth Hurt. This Blu-ray released through Twilight Time offers okay video and audio transfers while the bonus material, not surprisingly, is on the limited side though the commentary is worth a listen.

 

 

 

 

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