C D E
F G H
I J K
L M N
O P Q
R S T
U V W
X Y Z
MPAA Rating: R (For Drug Content and Language)
Running Time: 118 Minutes
Starring: Halle Berry, Benicio Del Toro, David Duchovny, Alison Lohman, Omar Benson Miller, John Carroll Lynch
Written by: Allan Loeb
Directed by: Susanne Bier
Retail Price: $29.99
Features: A Discussion About Things We Lost In The Fire, Deleted Scenes, Theatrical Trailer
Specs: 2.35:1 Widescreen 1080p High Definition, English 5.1 Dolby TrueHD, French Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1, English Subtitles, French Subtitles, Spanish Subtitles, Portuguese Subtitles, Scene Selection (17 Scenes)
Released: March 24th, 2009
"Things We Lost In The Fire" is presented in 1080p high definition,
with a widescreen aspect ratio of 2.35:1. This is a pretty rapturing
transfer, that like the DVD, highlights director
Susanne Bier's penchant for filters and close-ups. At times though, it
can be a bit much - some of those greens and blues can be a bit too
stark and bold. However, this is a sharp transfer with a pretty great
sense of depth. Detail is fantastic, and color saturation is definitely
vibrant and full. Black levels and fleshtones are also consistently
excellent.In all, the image - now paired with higher resolution - really pulls you in.
Dolby Digital 5.1 tracks in French and Spanish are included, as are subtitles in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese.
There are seven Deleted Scenes, and no reasons given why the scenes were cut. Most last a minute or two - but it's clear the film doesn't need them, as it makes its point concerning the characters and drug abuse elsewhere. Still, some of what's here is a little disturbing.
Also on board is the Theatrical Trailer, in high definition.
"Things We Lost In The Fire" died a painfully quick death at the box office, but perhaps this tale of addiction and redemption will find a more prosperous life on home video. The high definition transfer is pretty dazzling in its starkness, while the 5.1 TrueHD mix does the job. Supplements wise, a solid featurette that really shows off director Susanne Bier's passion for filmmaking really stands out. For those who are into heavy dramas, a rental should be just the ticket.