(1993/MVD Visual/Arrow Blu-ray/DVD)
B+/B Sound: B+/B Extras: B Film: B
Seigel and Scott McGehee's superbly shot 1993 black and white film is
now available from Arrow in this superb edition that is a must watch
for fans of crime cinema. Produced by Steven Soderbergh, the film
centers around Clay (Dannis Haysbert) and Vincent (Michael Harris)
who are two half brothers that end up meeting at their father's
funeral. When Vincent attempts to assassinate Clay and fails, Clay
wakes up in bandages with bad wounds and a messed up eye and no
memory of his former life. The mystery that untangles over the
course of the film is both gripping and realistic, with outstanding
performances all around.
film barely saw a theatrical release despite the positive buzz and
constant raves abot how good it looked, whuch makes it long-belated
release on Blu-ray and home video for the most part 23 years later a
head-scratcher, but the film finally gets the release its long
in a brand new 4K high definition transfer straight from the original
film negative, shot in Super 35mm black & white, the film looks
and sounds absolutely incredible on Blu-ray disc in 1080p and a
widescreen aspect ratio of 2.35:1 and a PCM Stereo 2.0 track. A DVD
version in standard definition is also included, but doesn't feature
the detail or gray scale that the Blu-ray does.
commentary with writer-directors David Siegel and Scott McGehee
interviews with Siegel, McGehee, executive producer Steven
Soderbergh, actor Dennis Haysbert, cinematographer Greg Gardiner,
editor Lauren Zuckerman and production designer Kelly McGehee
Past, Siegel & McGehee's first short film, about two young
San Franciscans who journey to Bodega Bay along the path set by Tippi
Hedren in Hitchcock's classic, The Birds.
sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Maarko
huge hit at film festivals and audiences, Suture gets the
deluxe treatment here that is ideal for filmmakers and cinephiles
alike to seek out.