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Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Bob Cashill, Nov 7, 2001.

  1. Bob Cashill

    Bob Cashill Producer

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    I received the HBO Video disc over the weekend; contrary to what I'd read on a few DVD sites, the disc is letterboxed (1:85 aspect ratio) but not anamorphic. [It also runs the correct 123 minutes, not the 120 most sites list.] It looks OK on my 27" TV.
    The film, a Time-Life production released through Fox, might've received better treatment had it been either a Fox or Warner release. I was surprised that the movie, a vintage (and controversial) slice of NY life from the early 80s, didn't turn up at a recent festival of NYPD movies at New York's Film Forum, but I understand that the lack of a decent print was to blame. HBO seems to have gone with what they had for this bare-bones release and I doubt anything better will be coming.
     
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  3. Mark Zimmer

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    Bob, you just haven't been visiting the right DVD sites. [​IMG] My review on Digitally Obsessed contains the correct information on the data you cite others as having wrong.
    http://www.digitallyobsessed.com/sho...w.php3?ID=1157
    I agree it's an underrated picture; I do wish HBO had done a better job with it.
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  4. Chris PC

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    I want this movie simply because I heard the movie title more times as a kid than most movies and yet I never saw it. Plus the fact that Pam Grier is in it, along with Paul Newman. What is the LD worth anyways?
     
  5. Bob Cashill

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    It's worth seeing just for Pam Grier, who turns a potentially demeaning role into something truly scarifying in just a few short scenes. And it's one of Newman's best performances from that time.
    My DVD purchase sites listed it as 1:33. I'm glad reviewers have gotten the word out.
     

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