|Q & A (1990)
|Release Date:||February 4, 2003|
|Running Time:||2 hours 12 minutes|
|Distributor:||Fox Home Entertainment|
Widescreen anamorphic format
|Video Format:||Anamorphic Widescreen (2.35:1)
English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo)
Spanish (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono)
French (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo)
|Casing:||1-Disc Keep Case
Andrzej Bartkowski's cinematography captures the story's gritty, realistic tone. Bartkowski also shot Lumet's "Prince of the City." The film uses muted colors and dark tones. No artifacts found. No delineation problems. The DVD looks almost a good as the movie did in the theaters.
The only other complaint I have about the movie are the songs by Ruben Blades. I've enjoyed his music in other venues, but this music is really bad. There is no loss of dialogue. At times the higher ranges sounded a bit flat. Nice balance between the ranges.
Simple, single frame design. Easy to navigate. Just nothing special.
There are no extras. The DVD only cost $14.98, so you don't miss the extras. I enjoyed the director's commentary by Sidney Lumet on the DVD of "The Verdict." I would have enjoyed hearing what he and Nolte might have had to say about this film. Maybe if the DVD makes a ton of money, FOX will issue a special edition.
The Final Word:
If you like cop dramas, you will love "Q & A." Those who want to see the performance of a lifetime by Nick Nolte should also check it out. Not for kids.