Posted in: Disc Reviews by Archive Authors on May 19th, 2004
A doctor looking to escape his past gets stuck in Purgatory Flats and drawn into a circle of deceit with the wild Sunny. Sunny is looking for a ticket out of the one horse town and will do anything to get out including killing her husband. The plot is as thin as one of Sunny’s little skirts and grates on you like the desert sand in a windstorm.
The 1.33:1 full screen transfer looks pretty bad; I have seen worse but this one ranks up there. Colors are over really saturated… I assume …o give the impression of heat, but instead of applying an orange wash to the film, they cranked up all the colors to 11. Shadow detail is non-existent and the transfer is marred with grain and edge enhancement.
Another below-average Dolby Digital 2.0 audio track is found on this disc. The film is very dialog-heavy, so there is no real chance to the soundtrack to shine. The dialogue is decent, but nothing special. A lot more could have been done with this mix.
A theatrical trailer is all you will find here.
Someone stop this ride, I want to get off.
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