Twilight Time Blu-ray: Alice (1990)

Alice (1990)

Starring: Starring:  Cybill Shepherd, Alec Baldwin, Mia Farrow, William Hurt, Judy Davis, Joe Mantegna, Bernadette Peters, Gwen Verdon, Keye Luke, Blythe Danner

My Review and Thoughts:

Alice Tate is a New York Housewife. Most of the time her daily reality is shopping, having beauty appointment’s and most of all gossiping it up with fellow friends. Her life seems to be going as planned. She has been married to her husband for over 15 years. She has two children who are basically raised by there Nanny. All that seems to play out normally for her until one day she comes across a very handsome Jazz musician named Joe Ruffalo. She becomes instantly attracted to him.

This reality upsets her because she is a devote Catholic. This desire ends up strangely causing her to have a back pain. There she is given the recommendations for a Dr. Yang who is an herbalist. She wants to try to get rid of the pain. There Alice agrees to hypnosis where all truths seem to come out. How she really is not in love with her husband other than his money. Also, her desire for Joe comes out. Dr. Yang subscribes a herd that brings her attraction out toward Joe. There Alice and Joe meet. And so, begins a story that only Woody Allen could create and builds through interactions of characters.

Twilight Time has released many Woody Allen films on Special Edition, 3,000 Unit Blu-ray’s. Which you can read my reviews for all of them by looking in the Twilight Time Section on the Left-hand side. From: A Midsummer Night’s Sex Comedy / Love and Death / The Purple Rose of Cairo, Interiors, September, Another Woman, and many others. Woody Allen needs no introduction to the cinema world. His vast career of films as both writer, director, actor and so on, have been hits, misses, but always unique and interesting.

Woody Allen has a style that only he can do and get away with in film. He has a natural talent of creating truly original pieces of cinema. His ultimate completion of films is something that stands out as being one of a kind experiences.

You either love or hate Woody Allen movies. Most of Allen’s films are simple, down to earth and nothing grand, just great interaction and performances. That performing holds the watcher, and creates a satisfied experience, no matter how simplistic it is. Woody Allen is just one of those unique, masterly, gifted and iconic performers, directors, and writers that are, few.

One of your main female leads in many of Allen’s older films, is his once wife, and often a stable, actress Mia Farrow. Always a wonderful treat to see. An amazing actress that owns and creates a memorable character that only she can do in every film she starred in. My personal favorite is one of my favorite horror films of all time, the one and only Rosemary’s Baby. I often return to this film repeatedly.

Farrow’s acting in Rosemary’s Baby is something that shines with complete clarity in how to create a perfect horror film and build a character. That brings me to the character of Alice Tate in this movie I am reviewing Alice. Mia can bring this character to life in a believable reality like she always does.

Also starring the one and only amazing and very sexy Cybil Shepherd. Shephard is always a treat to see in cinema. Also, your main male actor role is plays by the wonderful Joe Mantegna. Both Farrow and Mantegna have wonderful solid chemistry together.
Alice is another fun film by Woody Allen in what he does so well. Capturing characters and creating interesting situations.


Yet again Twilight Time has mastered another solid example of a High Definition Blu-ray. Sound quality and video quality are excellent.

VIDEO: 1080p High Definition / 1.85:1
AUDIO: English 2.0 DTS-HD MA
1990 / Color


Slim pickings in this department. Most of Woody Allen’s Blu-ray releases by Twilight Time have no real extras other than the Isolated music track or partial Music track. This one is no different. The music department in the movie is not even given billing credit. The music department was done by musician George Maniere. Maniere is uncredited in three of Allen’s films, Radio Days 1987, The Purple Rose of Cairo 1985, and this one Alice that I am reviewing.

Isolated Music & Effects Track:  
Original Theatrical Trailer


Yet again another priceless Twilight Time transfer to High Definition. A solid example of how to treat a film and bring it out on a new outlet. Plus, another wonderful Allen film to add to the Blu-ray collection of Twilight Time choices of his films. Another highly recommend product.


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