|| COLUMBIA TRISTAR
Rutger Hauer’s done some great work(Blade Runner, Soldier of Orange)
and a lot of crap(Arctic Blue,etc). Some films like “PAST MIDNIGHT”
are somewhere in the middle. While it’s not at all crappy, it never
reaches its full potential as a great thriller. The surprising thing
is, that it comes close at times! Hauer plays Ben Jordan, a man
released from prison, having served his sentence for the murder of
his wife. Natasha Richardson gives another fine performance as the
social worker, whom begins to fall in love with him as she finds out
more about him. The suspense builds around whether or not she’s
choosing to believe he’s innocent or whether he’s a cold-blooded
killer, who has far from changed!
The film is well-directed and unfolds at a steady, tense pace.
COLUMBIA TRISTAR has preserved the film’s 1.85:1 aspect ratio with
16:9 enhancement. Colors are solid and there’s great detail in most
scenes. Fleshtones appear natural.
COLUMBIA TRISTAR has provided a Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo mix. While
not an aggressive mix, it takes advantage of some separation for the
front speakers. Dialogue is always intelligible and free from
A few trailers are provided.