After Dark, My Sweet [DVD] [1990]

James Foley's noir adaptation After Dark, My Sweet comes to DVD with a widescreen transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Surround. There are no subtitles, but the soundtrack is closed-captioned. There are no supplemental materials of any consequence, but this Artisan release should still be of value to genre enthusiasts.
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Special Features

  • 2.0 Dolby Surround
  • Digitally mastered
  • Scene access
  • Interactive menus
  • Widescreen version

Synopsis

After Dark, My Sweet
Adapted from a novel by pulp writer Jim Thompson, After Dark, My Sweet evokes memories of the film noirs of yore. Jason Patric plays Collie, a short-fused ex-boxer who gets mixed up with alcoholic widow Fay (Rachel Ward) and burned-out former lawman Uncle Bud (Bruce Dern). These two lowlifes involve Collie in a kidnapping scheme. At first willing to go along with the plan, Collie tires of Fay's drunken mood swings and seeks out new companionship. Doctor George Dickinson proves all too eager to be friends with Collie -- more than friends, in fact. Driven back into Fay's arms, Collie agrees to aid in the kidnapping. But when the victim turns out to be diabetic, things go from bad to worse. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Jason Patric
    Jason Patric - Kevin 'kid' Collins
  • Rachel Ward
    Rachel Ward - Fay Anderson
  • Bruce Dern
    Bruce Dern - Uncle Bud
  • George Dickerson
    George Dickerson - Doc Goldman
  • Corey Carrier
    Corey Carrier - Jack

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