PASSIONADAĒ is one of those romantic dramas that
makes you like it in spite of itself! Itís easy to see where things are going
way ahead of time, but the characters and mood of the film are so delightful,
predictability doesnít detract from the filmís overall impact. The daughter of beautiful widow Sofia, has tried to set her mom up on dates, without success. But, hope arrives after a gambler becomes
smitten with Sofia upon hearing her sing. The daughter makes a pact with the gambler: If he teachers her how to gamble successfully by counting cards, sheís going to help him win her motherís heart.
COLUMBIA TRISTAR has presented the film with its
proper 2.35:1 aspect ratio and 16:9 enhancement. Itís a stunning transfer!
The colors are solid and more vibrant than in most transfers weíve seen lately.
Thereís great depth in every scene and contrast is non-existent. Fleshtones appear natural.
COLUMBIA TRISTAR has presented a wonderful sound mix
for this release. While itís not overly aggressive, itís extremely effective,
offering great bass and numerous directional effects. The music is
well complimented throughout Dialogue is always intelligible and free from distortion.
COLUMBIA TRISTAR has presented some extras for this
release. Director Dan Ireland and writers offer commentary on separate
tracks. An alternate ending is also included, with optional commentary.
There is also a deleted scene.