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An Empty Bed

 

Picture: C†††† Sound: C+†††† Extras: C+†††† Film: C+

 

 

One of the last of the pre-Gay New Wave films, Mark Gasperís An Empty Bed (1989) is a sincere, but ultimately too short and plodding flashback reflection by an older gay man (John Wylie as Bill Frayne) who is haunted by his old age and lost love of his life.It is another man, and while the film has a few good points, it never makes the most of its 56 short minutes and wears thin quickly.For diehard Gay Cinema fans only.

 

The 1.33 X 1 image was shot on film, but the transfer and print are soft, while the age of the transfer (NTSC analog from a few years ago) further limits the good color.The Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono is a little better, but also shows the limits of its age and the filmís budget.Extras include a half-hour director interview, stills, text biographies and trailers for other First Run product.

 

 

-†† Nicholas Sheffo


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