# A B
C D E
F G H
I J K
L M N
O P Q
R S T
U V W
X Y Z

 

 

 

Sex & Lies in Sin City
The Ted Binion Scandal

review by Zach B.

 

 

Not Rated

Running Time: 90 Minutes

Starring: Mena Suvari, Marcia Gay Harden, Johnathon Schaech and Matthew Modine

Written by: Teena Booth
Based on the book "Murder In Sin City" by: Jeff German

Directed by: Peter Medak

 

Studio: Sony

Retail Price: $24.96

Features: None

Specs: 1.78:1 Anamorphic Widescreen, English Dolby Digital 5.1, English Subtitles, French Subtitles, English Closed Captions, Scene Selections (12 Scenes)

Released: April 28th, 2009


 

 

"Sex & Lies In Sin City" is presented in 1.78:1 anamorphic widescreen. It's a pretty good transfer, that is pretty clean and with no edge enhancement. Noise and edge halos do run pretty rampant however, and the overall image is a bit on the soft side. Colors are well saturated though, and fleshtones hit their mark. Detail is pretty good, too. More than suitable, for a solid visual presentation.


 

"Sex & Lies In Sin City" also features an English Dolby Digital 5.1 track. Fidelity is pretty high, while dynamic range is a bit above average. For the most part, this track stays toward the front speakers. Dialogue is clear and easy to hear, while the music sounds rather broad through the channels. Sound effects also sound decent, and the rears are used here and there. Subwoofer use isn't much, though. The main issue with this track is that while everything comes in fine, there's no real juice to the mix: it is not really discrete and fails to engage the listener overall. It's unfortunate, since there are some intense scenes in this telefilm that could have used the kick.

English closed captions from your TV are available, plus subtitles in English and French. 
 




Just previews, which don't count.

 

You'll have to be a pretty big fan of this telemovie to plunk down the cash for it (or of the original book, perhaps). There are no extras, and the presentation of it is really nothing special. For those interested in the subject matter, a rental will be more than fine.