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After Hours
Genre: Dark Comedy

Reviewed In Issue 88 (Sep 2004) Of Widescreen Review®

Rosanna Arquette, Verna Bloom, THomas Chong, Griffin Dunne, Linda Fionentino, Tert Garr, John Heard, Cheech Marin & Catherine O

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3
DD Sound Rating: 2.5
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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Special Features
Special features include audio commentary by director Martin Scorsese, actor Griffin Dunne, producer Amy Robinson, editor Thelma Schoonmaker, and cinematographer Michael Ballhaus; a 19-minute Filming For Your Life featurette with Scorsese; eight minutes worth of deleted scenes; and a trailer. Also available in a five-movie Martin Scorsese DVD Collection.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Warner Home Video
(Catalog Number): 19119
(MPAA Rating): R
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(Retail Price): $19.97
(DVD Type): Single Side, Single Layer (DVD5)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 97
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1985
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 08/17/04
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Martin Scorsese
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
When Paul Hackett (Dunne) gets lonely and decides to search for his new friend, Marcy (Arquette), he has no idea that he is in for a strange evening. If you sit down to watch Martin Scorsese

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD picture has a slightly soft appearance, but textures can be nicely rendered. Viewing in a completely blackened room is recommended due to the dark nature of some scenes and limited contrast. Colors exhibit dated fidelity, but are otherwise nicely balanced with pleasing saturation and deep bluish-blacks. Edge enhancement is not a problem with this title, but some pixelization is noticed. Overall, the picture is pretty mediocre and not visually exciting. (Suzanne Hodges)

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