By Fred Topel | Image property of respective holders
About Last Night
This non Brat Pack ‘80s rom-com has a pretty good Blu Ray. It’s not the surreal, incredible restoration, but it’s pretty damn good. You can tell it’s a film. It maintains some of that look and some softness or grain, but there are moments of Blu Ray glory.
On Blu-Ray: About Last Night
Old cityscapes of Chicago look perfectly clear and sharp. Winter looks particularly nice. Some daylight close-ups show extreme detail, like skin divots and stubble. It’s about half and half, detailed scenes and soft but still clear and colorful scenes. Demi Moore just looks angelic as a young, pure girl.
Bar scenes show that red light in Blu Ray color. Outdoors shows lush greens. Banal indoors like the apartment setting don’t do much, but again it’s not like a centerpiece movie. It’s just a solid transfer for anyone who likes this one.
The more revealing bedroom scenes are actually darker than I remember when I fast forwarded through the VHS of this. Maybe the accurate reproduction is a detriment to sleazier fans! But then that window light looks stellar in a scene that would otherwise be dim.