Plot: What’s it about?
Jack MacKenzie (David Arquette) was once a married man with a prosperous career as a composer for Hollywood movies, but those days have passed. Now he is divorced, his career has crumbled, and he struggles with his recovery from alcoholism. Even as he tries to get his life back on track, he is haunted by the past and what he has endured. He now works as a limousine driver, which pays some bills, but is a far cry from his former lifestyle. Jack seems to face demons of all kinds, from financial to emotional and beyond, with no end in sight. But when he meets a beautiful, but unstable model (Bijou Phillips), he feels alive again and is quickly obsessed with her. So while he attempts to get his life back, he also teeters on regression thanks to the presence of this potent new female in his life. Can Jack manage to overcome his past and get back to the kind of life he wants to lead, or is this simply the beginning of the ultimate end for him?
Video: How does it look?
Black Limousine is presented in 2.40:1 anamorphic widescreen. The movie looks good here, but this isn’t the kind of transfer that turns head. I found detail to be passable, but not remarkable. This isn’t to say the image is soft, just that there is room for more clarity in the visuals. The colors are natural and stable throughout, while black levels are crisp and stark. So while not as refined as I’d like, this is still a more than capable treatment.
Audio: How does it sound?
This Dolby Digital 5.1 soundtrack is good, but not great. The film’s sound design is not that expansive, so the track isn’t really able to do all that much. The music sounds good, which is where most of the surround use comes from. The vocals sound great, which is crucial in this case. The dialogue makes up most of the audio, so it needed to be well handled and it is. Not a lot else to talk about, a basic, but acceptable soundtrack.
Supplements: What are the extras?
This disc includes no bonus materials.