In the 1950s, Blue (Nina Siemaszko) travels from town to town with her itinerant jazz musician father (Tom Skerritt). When Dad is killed, Blue winds up under the thumb of brothel madam Wendy Hughes, and after some initial difficulty, assumes her new identity. But she pines for the boy (Brent Fraser) she met before her life went to hell, and she eventually fights to leave the addictive world of decadence she has entered. Escape will not be easy.
Writer/director Zalman King gave us t…e likes of 91/2 Weeks, Two Moon Junction and Delta of Venus, and this is pretty much what you’d expect: nice period setting, lush settings, pretty compositions, recognizable actors (Robert Davi is in here too), and an attempt, at least, to tell an erotic story that is also about something. This is less successful than Delta of Venus, partly because the erotic content, which is the heart of the film, is also rather dull and accompanied by laughable dialogue.
The sound is also less successful than that on Delta of Venus. The only option is 2.0, and the surround elements aren’t as strong (though there are still some nice effects, such as the ever-reliable thunder). The music sounds just fine, however, and there is no distortion on the dialgoue.
The colours are rich, as one would expect and hope in a Zalman King film. The flesh tones are excellent, and the blacks are very deep. There is no grain to speak of, and the visible edge enhancement is extremely slight. Both fullscreen and 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen aspect ratios are provided.
Nothing here except the theatrical trailer. The menu is basic.
Strictly a filler on a release schedule. Good picture, forgettable movie.
Special Features List
- Theatrical Trailer