Letters From a Killer

Letters From a Killer

Director: David Carson Cast: Patrick Swayze, Kim Myers, Olivia Birkelund

DVD (Pan & Scan)

Overview

Letters From a Killer proves that Sterling (now Studio) is getting better with age. This may be one of the best discs they've put together. The picture quality is excellent. In a rare move, they used an anamorphic transfer, making the 1.78:1 ratio film look great. Colors are constant, though the black level varies from scene to scene. Fortunately, it's never too distracting. The sound is also quite good. There isn't wide use of the surround speakers, but the disc does use the front speakers wisely, with some decent directional effect. Not only is a 5.1 Dolby Digital soundtrack included, but it also has a 4.0 English track and a stereo French track. As usual, Sterling only uses a Spanish subtitle track. What make these Millennium Series discs worth the money are the extra features, and this one is no exception. The main point of interest for most will be the commentary track from director David Carson (Star Trek: Generations). He relates many stories on making the film. The disc also has a montage (far too short) of behind-the-scenes activity. It's not really a documentary, but film fans should still find it interesting. The disc also has nine trailers from previous Millennium Series titles, plus the trailer for this one. It's a nice addition considering the variety of different films. In addition to these features, there are extensive biographies and filmographies. It's here, with their individual biographies, that viewers can also see brief interviews with the cast and director. A short quiz and DVD-ROM material round out this already loaded disc.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/22/2001
UPC: 0658149739628
Original Release: 1998
Rating: R
Source: Lions Gate
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Sound: [Dolby Surround]
Time: 1:43:00

Cast & Crew

Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Scene Selection
1. Waiting [9:39]
2. The Switch [12:32]
3. Getting In Touch [12:41]
4. Surprise [9:12]
5. Crime Scene [11:22]
6. At The Farm [10:14]
7. Sorting The Facts [8:16]
8. Who Trusts Who? [9:46]
9. Caught [19:03]

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