Drifter Billy Burke’s car breaks down near the town of Lost Junction. He accepts a ride fromNeve Campbell, and very quickly is drawn into a web of mysteries that surround her. Why is sheliquidating her bank account? For that matter, where is her husband? Caught, Burke may bemystified, worried, and threatened, but he cannot tear himself away. Before he knows it, he’s onthe run with Campbell, pursued by the authorities.
The characterizations are quirky, and there is a… abundance of quiet humour at work here,though not enough to propel the film forward. Though Neve Campbell’s Missy comes across asinterestingly odd, Campbell simply doesn’t do Southern Sultry convincingly: she is completelymiscast as a femme fatale. The motivations for our to leads to hook up and stay hooked up arealso a bit murky.
The 5.1 surround track isn’t enormously active, but what it does, it does well. Thus, thesounds of the forest are suitably atmospheric and immersive, but there isn’t a lot going on whenthe characters are in town. The actual quality of the sound is very good, as crisp and clear as onecould want.
The transfer is a handsome 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen. The colours are strong, withstriking reds and lush greens. The flesh tones are excellent, as are the blacks, and the image isvery sharp. No grain or edge enhancement problems in sight, either.
Nothing here but a handful of trailers. The menu’s main screen is animated and scored.
An interesting, if not entirely successful release, one that at least represents a real effort.
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