Dec 152017
 

There must be something about Kathy Bates starring in a Stephen King film adaptation and in Dolores Claiborne, she deserved the Oscar with a wonderfully subdued performance alongside a respectable cast.

 

 

Dolores Claiborne
— Warner Archive Collection —
(1995)

Genre(s): Drama, Crime
Warner Archive | R – 131 min. – $21.99 | November 21, 2017

Date Published: 12/15/2017 | Author: The Movieman

 


MOVIE INFO:
Directed by: Taylor Hackford
Writer(s): Stephen King (novel); Tony Gilroy (screenplay)
Cast: Kathy Bates, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Christopher Plummer, David Strathairn, Judy Parfitt, John C. Reilly, Eric Borgnine, Bob Gunton
DISC INFO:
Features: Audio Commentary
Digital Copy: No
Formats Included: Blu-ray
Number of Discs: 1
Audio: English (DTS-HD MA 5.1)
Video: 1080p/Widescreen 2.40
Subtitles: English
Disc Size: NA
Codecs: MPEG-4 AVC
Region(s): A

 


PLOT SYNOPSIS


Selena St. George (JENNIFER JASON LEIGH) stares at the note and news clipping. Her estranged mother Dolores (KATHY BATES) has been accused of murder. Grudgingly, Selena returns to her tiny Maine hometown to offer help. Not that she believes Dolores is innocent. In truth, she harbors suspicions going back 20 years.

 

SPECIAL FEATURES – 1.0/5


The only feature included is an Audio Commentary with director Taylor Hackford.

 


VIDEO – 4.5/5, AUDIO – 4.0/5


The film debuts on Blu-ray through the Warner Archive program, presented in its original 2.40 widescreen aspect ratio and a 1080p high-definition transfer. For the most part, the picture does look excellent in HD as detail tended to be sharp and nicely defined throughout and colors, when the movie takes place in the past, are bright while ‘present day’ scenes are has a more dour palette.

Accompanied on the disc is a fine DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track which was satisfactory though most of the film is mainly dialogue-driven or mood-enhancing music and score by Danny Elfman.


OVERALL – 3.5/5


There must be something about Kathy Bates starring in a Stephen King film adaptation and in Dolores Claiborne, she deserved the Oscar with a wonderfully subdued performance alongside a respectable cast. The Blu-ray released by the WAC offers up great video/audio transfers.

 

 

 

 

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