Betrayal of the Dove
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Australia released, PAL/Region 0 DVD: it WILL NOT play on standard US DVD player. You need multi-region PAL/NTSC DVD player to view it in USA/Canada: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital 2.0 ), SPECIAL FEATURES: Interactive Menu, Scene Access, SYNOPSIS: A tangled web of deception and crime. Ellie and her daughter Autumn are in danger, but from who and why they don't know. | ...Betrayal of the Dove
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Now on to the movie. The bad news is, it does not rank above "OK." Although predictable, the plot was very contrived and beyond the realm of the believable. The ending looked like it was edited with a chain saw. Instead of coming to an end, the movie more-or-less just kind of "stops."
The good news is that Helen Slater stars in the film! (Did I mention that yet, perchance?). Also, the rest of the actors are pretty good too, including Kelly Lebrock. The fact that Helen appears topless in the film becomes one of its biggest selling points.
This is not a great movie, by any stretch of the imagination. It is basically a B movie that stars some actors who have been in A movies in the past. For Helen Slater fans (like me!), however, the film is a must-have. End of story.
However, be warned. The VHS tape is recorded at SLP (slowest speed), so the visual quality is awful. The story and direction are very poor as well, and the sound direction is horrendous. The switches between ADR, Foley, and live sound are jarring at times, and the overall audio mix is almost upsetting. But, I'm still glad to have it just for Helen.
Having seen Helen Slater in the 1984 movie Supergirl before the premiere of the series on CBS, I was interested in seeing this movie when I stumbled across it last week On Demand, and I saw it today. From Robby Benson, the star of Beauty And The Beast, comes a well-written suspense thriller of motherhood, love, betrayal, and murder. I shan't say too much, lest I spoil the surprises.
Helen Slater (Supergirl), Billy Zane (Back To The Future Parts I and II, Dead Calm), Kelly LeBrock, and Alan Thicke star in this thrill-a-minute joyride filled with several shocking twists. The only criticisms I have, for which I deducted one star, are: the gratuitous uses of religious profanity (ie. God's Name ta'en in vain, combining His Name with a mild profanity) and a too abrupt ending.