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Although Alice isn’t to me top shelf Woody Allen material, the film does feature a charismatic and engaging performance from Mia Farrow and at least an interesting, fantastical premise.

 

 

Alice
— The Limited Edition Series —

(1990)

Genre(s): Comedy, Drama, Romance
Twilight Time | PG13 – 106 min. – $29.95 | December 19, 2017

Date Published: 01/01/2018 | Author: The Movieman

 


MOVIE INFO:
Directed by: Woody Allen
Writer(s): Woody Allen (written by)
Cast: Alec Baldwin, Blythe Danner, Judy Davis, Mia Farrow, William Hurt, Keye Luke, Joe Mantegna, Bernadette Peters, Cybill Shepherd, Gwen Verdon
DISC INFO:
Features: Theatrical Trailer
Digital Copy: No
Formats Included: Blu-ray
Number of Discs: 1
Audio: English (DTS-HD MA 2.0)
Video: 1080p/Widescreen 1.85
Subtitles: English SDH
Disc Size: NA
Codecs: MPEG-4 AVC
Region(s): A, B, C

 


PLOT SYNOPSIS


A well-to-do Manhattan housewife, Alice Tate (MIA FARROW), finds her affections shifting from her stockbroker husband (WILLIAM HURT) of 16 years to saxophone player Joe Ruffalo (Joe Mantegna), a veritable stranger. After realizing her feelings, Tate begins to experience back pains and visits a Chinatown herbalist, Dr. Yang (KEYE LUKE), for a cure. Perceptive to her dilemma, Yang provides a series of magical herbal remedies to provide Tate the insight she needs to solve her problem.

 

SPECIAL FEATURES – 0.5/5


As with all Twilight Time releases, this comes with a 6-page booklet. And like other Woody Allen’s movies, this only has the Theatrical Trailer.

 


VIDEO – 4.5/5, AUDIO – 4.0/5


Alice comes to Blu-ray presented in its original theatrical 1.85 widescreen aspect ratio and given a nice looking 1080p high-definition transfer. The movie might be closing in on being 30 years old, I still was impressed with the sharp detail levels while colors are fairly vibrant and skin tones do seem natural in appearance. There is a heavy amount of normal film noise which only adds to the theatrical feel.

The included DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 track which I found serviceable and since it is a Woody Allen movie, there is plenty of dialogue to judge this lossless track on. There is some so-so depth with the ambient noise and music.

OVERALL – 3.5/5


Although Alice isn’t to me top shelf Woody Allen material, the film does feature a charismatic and engaging performance from Mia Farrow and at least an interesting, fantastical premise. The Blu-ray released through Twilight Time has great video and nice audio transfers though the features are expectedly lacking.

 

 

 

 

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