Gina Gershon is a prison psychiatrist. She is in the middle of a custody battle with her ex-husband, and she loses the case. The night her kids are taken from her, however, someone killsthe ex and his new wife. Gershon’s recently released patients are investigated by her newboyfriend, cop Michael Biehn. Looks like Sean Patrick Flanery is the one obsessively in lovewith Gershon, and will stop at nothing to bring them together. Competently staged, but no more.Nothing new here…
The music is a nifty, pulsating synth and violin piece, and sounds very sharp in surround.The sound effects are okay, but there are a number of missed opportunities (where are my rearspeaker crickets chirping during exterior night scenes?). The sense of environment improvesconsiderably once the action shifts to the prison: here we get all sorts of background voices andclanging echoes coming from the rear. Some of the dialogue distorts ever-so-slightly.
The blacks are okay, but could be a touch more solid. The same goes for the contrasts, andthe colours are sometimes a hair on the pale side. Something rather more serious has gone wrongwith the flesh tones, however. Gershon looks as if she has jaundice, and her teeth have a grey-blue look to them, which is distinctly off-putting, and does a disservice to extremely attractiveactor. The format is 1.78:1 anamorphic widescreen.
Nothing except trailers for Darkness Falls (a trailer not on that film’s disc for some reason),Sniper II and So Close. The menu is basic.
This is strictly from the Been There Done That school of filmmaking. You’ve seen it doneworse, but you’ve definitely seen it.
Special Features List