We’re all pretty familiar with Demi Moore shorn of hair in GI Jane. But do you remember her with a blonde wig? No? Time to refresh your memory.
Moore is Marina, a fay North Carolina clairvoyant who has been waiting by the sea for her True Love. When, according to the signs, he shows up (or so she thinks) he does so in the round person of Leo Lemke (George Dzundza). Marina is a little thrown, but decides that fate is fate, and promptly marries him and moves to Greenwich V…llage to help him with his butcher shop. There, through her clairvoyance and eccentric ways, she changes the lives of everyone around her, especially that of skeptical psychiatrist Alex Tremor (Jeff Daniels).
The audio is very clean and sharp. The mix isn’t particularly powerful, but then this isn’t exactly a Jerry Bruckheimer production either. There are noticeable rear sound effects (largely the background noises of New York life), but they are fairly low key. Most of the surround effect is reserved for the music soundtrack. This has got a fair bit of juice to it, but it never drowns out the dialogue.
The picture, in the original 1.85:1 widescreen format, looks very good. The shots of New York, in particular, are gorgeous (though some spectacular shots of the World Trade Center are, of course, a little disconcerting now). The image is clean and sharp, the colours are warm and true, and I saw no grain or image enhancement, even in the night scenes.
The menu is still and silent. And as for extras, there’s the trailer. And it’s in mono (though at least it is widescreen). That’s it.
There’s something about Greenwich Village that lends itself very well to this kind of wistful, whimsical fantasy romance. If you love Moonstruck and Splash, you’ll like this too.
Special Features List
- Theatrical Trailer