WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review

Color Of Night

Reviewed In Issue 13 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
Bruce Willis, Jane March, Rubin Blades, Lesley Ann Warren, Scott Bakula.

WSR Review Scores
Picture Rating: 4
Sound Rating: 3
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DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): Hollywood Pictures Home Video
(Catalog Number): 2550 AS
(MPAA Rating): R
(Retail Price): $$39.99
(Running Time In Minutes): 140
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Theatrical Release): 1994
(LD Release Date): 2/1/95
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

Credits Information
(Director): Richard Rush
(Screenplay/Written By): Matthew Chapman & Billy Ray
(Story): Billy Ray
(Music): Dominic Frontiere
(Director Of Photography):
(Production Designer): James L. Schoppe
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(Editor): Jack Hofstra, ACE
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(Re-Recording Mixers):
(Executive Producers): Andrew G. Vajna
(Co-Producers): Carmine Zozzora & David Willis
(Producers): Buzz Feitshans & David Matalon

DVD Picture Information
(Principal Photography): Academy Standard Flat
(Theatrical Aspect Ratio): 1.85:1
(Measured LaserDisc Aspect Ratio): 1.85:1

DVD Sound Information
(DVD Soundtrack): Dolby Surround
(Theatrical Sound): Dolby Stereo A
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WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Color Of Night is a erotic psychological thriller with Bruce Willis in the part of distraught therapist Bill Capa who abandons his New York practice and goes to Los Angeles after a patient kills herself. A friend and fellow therapist Bob (Scott Bakula) whom he stays with has been receiving death threats and believes they come from one of the members of his Monday night therapy group. When the friend is brutally murdered Capa takes over the group, seeking to find the killer. At the same time a mysterious woman (Jane March) strikes up a hot and steamy affair and leads him through a web of mystery and intrigue. The love scenes are graphic and this director’s cut adds 15 minutes of previously unseen footage.

LaserDisc Picture:
The matted 1.85:1 picture is sure to please with excellent color resolution and sharpness.

LaserDisc Soundtrack:
The soundtrack is effectively enveloping.
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Superb Sound Effects Recording Quality:
Superb Music Score Recording Quality:
Superb Special Visual Effects Quality:
Superb Color Fidelity:
Superb Cinematography:
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