Price: 20,000 yen
Running Time: 2:03
Former rock star and San Francisco nightclub owner Johnny Boz is found murdered in his bed. Detective Nick
Curran is assigned to the case; he has a history of alcoholism and drug abuse although he is clean now. The prime
suspect is Catherine Tramell, an attractive and manipulative novelist who had been seeing Boz for a while. Police
psychiatrist Beth Gardner (who happens to be Nick's ex-girlfriend) is brought in on the case when it is discovered
that Boz's murder was copied directly from one of Catherine's novels. Nick starts to get too involved and
everyone seems to be a suspect.
Warm, very warm looking. Colors are a bit over saturated, but still pleasing in this format nonetheless. Additional detail is apparent over the DVD versions, but isn’t considerable, as the film has a soft look to it. Film like, but not HDTV sharp.
all have a greenish tint to them whether the scene is indoors or out (generally
this phenomena is on indoor scenes).
Compression artifacts are present through out the film, but come across
mostly as graininess and not the mosquito effect.
The sound is very familiar to the NTSC laserdisc track. Music is focused on the left/right speakers, with dialog coming out of the surround channel. Low frequency effects are present but not used very much. There is minimal surround activity.
If you like
this film I can’t not recommend it.
It does excel over the DVD version, but not by a lot.