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Murmur Of The Heart
The Louis Malle Collection
Genre: Comedy Drama

Reviewed In Issue 108 (May 2006) Of Widescreen Review®


WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 3
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Special features include the original theatrical trailer and a 20-page booklet. The fourth disc of the set is The Supplements disc, which includes a 31-minute interview with film critic/author Pierre Billard; a 13-minute interview with Candice Bergen, Louis Malle's wife of fifteen years; excerpts from the TV show "Pour Le Cin

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): The Criterion Collection
(Catalog Number): 328
(MPAA Rating): Not Rated
(Rating Reason):

(Retail Price): $
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 118
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): No
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1971
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 03/14/06
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Louis Malle
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Laurent (Ferreux) is a 15-year-old boy who likes jazz, wine, and with the encouragement of his two older brothers, sex. With a promiscuous mother that he adores (just a little too much) and a priest who cares for him (just a little too much), it's no wonder that Laurent is more than just a little confused. "Murmur Of The Heart" contains incestuous behavior and may not be for everyone. (Tricia Spears)

DVD Picture:
The anamoprhically enhanced 1.66:1 pillarboxed DVD picture exhibits a subdued, but nicely balanced color palette. Images are generally sharp and detailed, with adequate textures throughout. The source element is revealing of flecks of dirt and film grain, but nothing that is overly perceptible. Minor edge halos are occasionally noticed, but pixelization is rare due to the discs

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