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Wild At Heart
Genre: Thriller

Reviewed In Issue 93 (Feb 2005) Of Widescreen Review®

Nicholas Cage, Laura Dern, Willem Dafoe, J.E. Freeman, Crispin Glover, Diane Ladd, Calvin Lockhart, Isabella Rossellini, Harry Dean Stanton & Grace Zabriske

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 4
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Includes a new 30-minute making-of featurette; a Dell's Lunch Counter selection of brand new interviews with Diane Ladd, Nicholas Cage, Laura Dern, Willem Dafor, Sheryl Lee, director David Lynch, and novelist Barry Gifford; a two-minute photo montage; a seven-minute cast and crew appreciation for David Lynch; a three-minute highlight On The DVD by Lynch, who discusses the transfer from film to DVD; a seven-minute original featurette; the theatrical trailer; TV spots; and bonus trailers. Interestingly, David Lynch did allow chapter stops to be included on this DVD (several Lynch DVDs promote a linear viewing experience).

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): MGM Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 1007379
(MPAA Rating): R
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(Retail Price): $19.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 125
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1990
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 12/14/04
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): David Lynch
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Ex-con Sailor (Cage) and rich-girl Lula (Dern) are two young adults who are Wild At Heart, much to the dismay of Lula's mama Marietta (Ladd). No matter how many times Marietta tries to have Sailor eliminated, he keeps on coming back to Lula. So they finally make a desperate bid for happiness and hit the road, but their journey plunges them into a disturbing world filled with sexual secrets and dangerous desires. Based upon the novel by Barry Gifford. (Suzanne Hodges)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.35:1 DVD picture exhibits stylized images that are visually complementary to the hallucinatory tale. Colors are well-saturated, with natural fleshtones, rich hues,and deep blacks. While images can be very nicely textured, much of the movie has a soft glow. Contrast and shadow delineation are satisfactory throughout. While edge enhancement is rarely a problem with this picture, there is occasional pixel breakup. Fans of David Lynch

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