One of Lawrence Kasdan’s best films, “I LOVE YOU TO DEATH,” has finally been released on dvd, courtesy of COLUMBIA TRISTAR. “Inspired” by real events, the film stars Kevin Kline, Tracey Ullman, River Phoenix, William Hurt and Keanu Reeves! Kline is a philandering husband, and when his wife, Tracey Ullman, Rosalie, finds out she decides to kill him. Her initial attempt fails, so she ultimately ends up hiring three hilarious druggies to complete the job. The humor is restrained, and some may find it too slow in developing, but when there’s a laugh, it’s a big one, and there are numerous ones here! The entire cast is outstanding, and even Phoebe Cates(Kline’s real wife)makes a small appearance.
COLUMBIA TRISTAR has preserved the film’s 1.85:1 aspect ratio, with 16:9 enhancement. In spite of some grain, this is a solid looking transfer. Colors are generally solid, and contrast is fine, although detail varies in darker scenes. Fleshtones appear natural. The full frame version(non-cropped)is offered on the opposite side.
COLUMBIA TRISTAR has presented a Dolby Digital 2.0 surround mix, which while restrained in surround, offers an incredible music display. The score really comes to life throughout all speakers. Dialogue is always intelligible and free from distortion.
COLUMBIA TRISTAR has included three trailers.