- Feb 8, 1999
- Real Name
- Robert Harris
Sidney Lumet's The Verdict, pitting two screen greats, Paul Newman and James Mason against one another as opposing attorneys, is one of the great legal dramas on film.
Nominated for five Academy Awards, inclusive of Best Picture and Best Actor (both Mr. Newman and Mr. Mason), Best Director and Best Screenplay (David Mamet), The Verdict is a piece of stellar entertainment.
I only wish that Fox agreed. Apparently they don't feel the film is worth a decent Blu-ray release.
What I'm seeing on screen appears to be from an older master. Lacking in resolution, shadow detail, and with a fully electronic look, it isn't a release for which anyone could take pride.
Audio is fine as DTS-HD MA 5.1, as well as original monaural.
Great film. I was looking forward to an equally great presentation on Blu-ray.
Image - 2
Audio - 5
No recommendation from these quarters.