WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review

Whispers In The Dark

Reviewed In Issue 04 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
Anabella Sciorra, Jamey Sheridan, Anthony Lapaglia, Jill Clayburgh, Alan Alda.

WSR Review Scores
Picture Rating: 3.5
Sound Rating: 3
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DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): Paramount Home Video
(Catalog Number): LV32756-WS
(MPAA Rating): R
(Retail Price): $34.95
(Running Time In Minutes): 103
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Theatrical Release): 1992
(LD Release Date): 03/01/93
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

Credits Information
(Director): Chris Crowe
(Screenplay/Written By): Christopher Crowe
(Story): NA
(Music): Thomas Newman
(Director Of Photography):
(Production Designer): John Jay Moore
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(Editor): Bill Pankow
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(Executive Producers): Eric Freiser, Richard Gitelson & William Link
(Co-Producers): NA
(Producers): Martin Bregman & Michael S. Bregman

DVD Picture Information
(Principal Photography): Academy Standard Flat
(Theatrical Aspect Ratio): 1.85:1
(Measured LaserDisc Aspect Ratio): 1.85:1

DVD Sound Information
(DVD Soundtrack): Dolby Surround
(Theatrical Sound): Dolby Stereo A
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WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Jam-packed with suspense and surprising twists, Whispers In The Dark is the story of a Manhattan psychiatrist (beautifully played by Annabella Sciorra) who begins to have recurring erotic nightmares after listening to the revealing descriptions of her patients’ sexual experiences. When one of them is murdered, the tension builds to a fever pitch. Can she believe her patients’ stories? Can she trust the cops investigating the murder? Can she trust her own shrink and mentor (Alan Alda)? And what about the new man in her life (Jamey Sheridan)? Is he the most gentle man she has ever met, or is he a vicious killer? This film will have you sitting on the edge of your seat! This exciting, suspense-filled murder mystery is definitely for adults only.

LaserDisc Picture:
Except for some slight variations in flesh tones from scene to scene, the 1.85:1 transfer looks great.

LaserDisc Soundtrack:
The sound on this disc is excellent. The Dolby Surround® effects are subtle but realistic as most scenes are interior dialogue only. A more aggressive surround envelopment would have heighten the tension.
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