Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil
Warner Bros. / 1997 / 149 Mins / Rated M15+


MOVIE
John Kelso (John Cusack) has been sent to Savannah for his magazine to report on Jim Williams (Kevin Spacey) parties.

While there Jim Williams murder's his gay lover Billy Hanson (Jude Law). Williams claims it was self defense.

A court case ensues and Kelso decides to be a part of it and report for his magazine.

This is an enjoyable movie although a little slow and it runs a little too long. Please Mr. Eastwood trim the running time of some of your movies!

One saving grace is that this movie has great performances from it's main cast and co-stars.

Lookout for our own Jack Thompson with a bad American accent as Williams defense attorney.

VIDEO
An almost reference quality transfer from Warner Bros.

Midnight's transfer is wonderfully sharp throughout. Shadow detail varied between excellent and average. This was the only problem with the transfer.

Colors were vivid and well rendered which really brought Savannah to life.

There were no MPEG artifacts or film artifacts present.

AUDIO

This is a disappointing Dolby Digital 5.1 soundtrack. 

Surrounds were used infrequently and seemed muffled like a bad 2.0 sound track.

There were times when dialog was hard to hear as well due to what seems bad mixing as other front effect drowned out some of the speech.

The .1 channel wasn't used.

EXTRAS

Next to no extras are present. 

Production Notes
Cast Notes

Subtitles: English, French, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, Closed Captioned, Italian Closed Captioned.

FINAL THOUGHTS
A interesting movie on a disappointing disc.

16:9 ENHANCEMENT DISC RATING

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REVIEW EQUIPMENT

Display: 48" Sony RPTV.
DVD Player:
Panasonic A350 Player using S-Video Cables.
Receiver:
Pioneer VSX-D508 Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround.
Speakers:
Accusound speaker system.

Copyright 2000 by [Roger Ward].
Revised: 09 Dec 2000 14:41:24 +1000 .

DVD INFORMATION
Region Coding: Region 4
No of Discs: 1
OFLC Rating M15+
Running Time: 149 Mins
Case Type: Snapper Case
Release Date: 23/2/1999
Catalog Number: 14776
List Price: $29.95
Distributor: Warner Bros.
DISC SPECIFICATIONS
Disc Format: PAL
Disc Type: Label Only
Disc Format: SS-RSDL
Chapters: 43
Macrovision: Yes
Manufacturer: WAMO
VIDEO SPECIFICATIONS
Aspect Ratio: 1:85:1
Anamorphic: Yes
Film Format: 35mm
SOUND SPECIFICATIONS
Dolby Digital:

5.1 Surround

DTS: None
PCM Stereo: None
Other: None
Languages:


English
French
Italian
Subtitles: Yes
SPECIAL FEATURES
Audio Commentary: None
Theatrical Trailer: None
Teaser Trailer: None
TV Spots: None
Dolby Trailer: None
Documentary: None
Cast & Crew Bios: Yes
Deleted Scenes: None
Music Videos: None
DVD Rom Content: None
Collectable Booklet: None
Scene Access: Yes
Animated Menus: None
Production Notes: Yes
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