Child-like nun Meg Tilly is found one night lying on the floor of her cell, covered in blood, a strangled newborn in her wastebasket. Psychiatrist Jane Fonda is called in to determine whether or not Tilly is fit for trial. Mother Superior Anne Bancroft is convinced that she is not, and does not want skeptical Fonda destroying Tilly’s innocence. Meanwhile, Tilly, it seems, cannot remember anything about that night, and certainly denies ever having been pregnant.
…p>The film is from 1985, so granted, we musn’t expect miracles. The 2.0 surround mix is not bad, particularly when it comes to music, and when there are sound effects (such as traffic), the rear presence isn’t bad. There is not much separation of the sounds, however, and the soundtrack in general lacks the crispness of a top-flight production. Based on a play, the film is dialogue-heavy, and the voices come through fine.
The picture ratio is 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen. The image could be better. The colours are rather drab (though I suspect this is true of the original cinematography). The print is a bit dirty initially, and while this improves, grain is visible throughout, and there is the occasional flicker.
Effectively nothing. The menu is basic, and there are trailers for A Soldier’s Story and The China Syndrome, but not for Agnes of God.
This is a Norman Jewison film, so it is a Serious film, will have no truck with the flash of the cover art. There isn’t too much, beyond the widescreen transfer, to recommend about the disc itself beyond the quality of the film.
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- Cast and Crew Bios