LADY IN WHITE REVIEWED
“Lady in White” is a film that I watched all of the time on HBO. Sure, it was a shorter cut that took me four times to watch. But, I was blown away by this ghost story. It’s a kid friendly period piece that never looks down at the children that headline. Hell, the film kinda informs a lot of what “The Lovely Bones” would later touch upon. Naturally, no one credits this film properly.
However, both cuts of the film lead me to find the stuff with Len Cariou to be a bit too Columbo. It gets expanded upon with the longer cuts, but it still doesn’t wow me. That being said, I do appreciate the longer cuts giving a better sense of environment and history. It’s weird to watch a film like this 20-25 years after the fact. Kid viewing vs. adult viewing really skews things in the right way.
DISC ONE: Director’s Cut (117 minutes)
• Introduction by Frank LaLoggia
• Audio Commentary with Frank LaLoggia
• Behind the Scenes Footage with introduction by Frank LaLoggia
• Deleted Scenes with introduction by Frank LaLoggia
• Extended Behind the Scenes Footage – production and post production
• Promotional Short Film
• Theatrical Trailer & Alternate Trailer
• TV & Radio Spots
• Behind the Scenes Photo Montage
• Extended Photo Gallery
DISC TWO: Extended Director’s Cut (126 minutes) and Original Theatrical Cut (113 minutes)
- 1080p transfer
- DTS-HD master audio track
RELEASE DATE: 9/27/16
- Video - 94%94%
- Audio - 92%92%
- Supplemental Material - 95%95%
- Film Score - 91%91%
The Plot Thus Far
The ghosts of the dead can’t rest without the help of the living in this terrifying horror film that’s “one of the most intelligent and riveting ghost stories since Poltergeist”, (LA Weekly). Starring Lukas Haas (Inception, Transcendence), Len Cariou (Blue Bloods), Alex Rocco (The Godfather) and Katherine Helmond (Soap, Who’s the Boss), Lady In White is presented here in both its director’s cut and the never-before-released extended director’s cut.
Frankie Scarlatti (Haas) lives in a small town with a deadly secret. For a decade, a serial child killer has eluded police, and the death toll continues to rise. Then, one night Frankie gets locked in his school and witnesses the ghost of the first victim being murdered. Now, aided by the girl’s restless spirit, Frankie takes it upon himself to bring her assailant to justice. But in a town with no strangers, the killer may be closer than he knows.