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Morning After, The
Genre: Mystery Suspense

Reviewed In Issue 100 (Sep 2005) Of Widescreen Review®

Jane Fonda, Jeff Bridges & Raul Julia

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 2.5
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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Special Features
Special features include commentary by Sidney Lumet and the theatrical trailer.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Warner Home Video
(Catalog Number): 72266
(MPAA Rating): R
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(Retail Price): $19.97
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 103
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1986
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 08/30/05
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Sidney Lumet
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Why is it that "The Morning After" you always feel so incredibly lousy? Well, at least alcoholic Alex Sternbergen (Fonda) always feels that way. But on this particular morning, she feels worse than ever. You see, she just woke up next to the body of a stranger with a knife sticking out of his chest. With no memory of the night before, Alex decides to skip town but can't get a flight out. Things go from bad to worse, and she ends up catching a ride from Turner Kendall (Bridges), a guy driving a pile of junk. Alex returns to the scene of the crime after trying to get rid of Turner, but he just won't go away. She finally confides in Turner, who doesn't believe that Alex is capable of murder, even if she herself isn't so sure. (Tricia Spears)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD picture can look satisfying, as color saturation tends to be quite rich. However, color delineation can be poor at times, appearing muddy. Images are generally sharp, but some smearing is evident. The source element contributes a dated appearance, as it is revealing of inherent film grain and flecks of dirt. (Suzanne Hodges)

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