Steve Buscemi has directed some interesting and fresh films. His latest, "INTERVIEW," a remake of the late Theo Van Gogh's 2003 film of the same name, also manages to feel refreshing, even for a remake! Buscemi plays a journalist given an assignment he loathes to interview a pain-in-the-ass "B" movie actress, played by(alleged real pain in the ass)Sienna Miller. These two are fantastic! There isn't a scene in which these two aren't convincing. Unfortunately, some ridiculous plot devices(a car accident used to bring Buscemi to her apartment) almost cause the film to come to a screeching halt! Still, while there are some annoying problems within the script, there are enough well-crafted moments and great acting to make this a film that can easily be recommended.
SONY has provided the correct 1.85:1 aspect ratio with 16:9 enhancement. The image is decent. Colors are solid, although tending to be restrained. Some grain is present, but never to a point of distraction. Unfortunately, the lack of deep blacks and grays minimizes depth in several of the darker scenes. However, overall detail is adequate and the image is fine, although not up there with the best SONY dvd presentations.
SONY has provided a Dolby Digital 5.1 mix. Essentially, a dialogue-driven film, the sound mix offers sparse surround effects. Ambient effects are mostly delegated to the front channels, with a heavily targeted center channel mix.
There are some short featurettes, but the best, an audio commentary with Buscemi, is not to be missed!