DVD Talk
Release List Reviews Shop Newsletter Forum DVD Giveaways Blu-Ray Advertise
Reviews & Columns
Reviews
DVD
TV on DVD
Blu-ray
International DVDs
Theatrical
Adult
Video Games

Features
Collector Series DVDs
Easter Egg Database
Interviews
DVD Talk Radio
Feature Articles

Columns
Anime Talk
XCritic.com
DVD Stalk
DVD Savant
High-Def Revolution
Silent DVD

discussion forum
DVD Talk Forum
Resources
DVD Price Search
Customer Service #'s
RCE Info
Links

DVDTalk Info
Review Staff
About DVD Talk
Advertise
Newsletter Subscribe
Join DVD Talk Forum
DVD Talk Feeds


Special Offer

Search: For:
Reviews » DVD Video Reviews » True Crime
True Crime
Other
List Price: Unknown [Buy now and save at Amazon]
Review by Marc Girdler | posted January 28, 2000 | E-mail the Author
Buy from Amazon.com
C O N T E N T
V I D E O
A U D I O
E X T R A S
R E P L A Y
A D V I C E
Recommended
E - M A I L
this review to a friend
P R I N T
Printer Friendly
Movie: Steve Everett (Clint Eastwood) has a pretty boring life. He just stopped drinking, which will make his life even more dull, more than likely. His love life? Everett usually ends up with married women, and has to deal with angry husbands on a regular basis. Basically, Everett's life is going nowhere, and nothing new and fresh happens to him. He works for a newspaper, and the only thing he really has is his daughter, who is still very young. The paper sends Everett to report on the final hours of a death row inmate, a convicted murdered named Frank Beachum. As Beachum waits out his remaining time, Everett looks deeper into the case of the man he is covering. The more he looks at the case, the more he thinks Beachum's case was not as routine as it seemed. Everett believes Beachum is innocent, just as Beachum claims he is. But without the support of his editor (James Woods), who's wife Everett recently slept with, it will be up to Everett alone to clear Beachum. Only a few hours remain, with Everett exhausting every option he can think of to save Beachum from undeserved death, but can he find the facts he needs in time?

Video: True Crime is presented in 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen transfer, which looks spectacular. Eastwood showed some true brilliance in how he framed and set up the shots in True Crime. The visuals are highly important to the movie, and this disc makes sure they reflect every detail in pristine form. The print is very clean, with only a scant few marks and nicks, which gives the movie a slicker, crisper appearance. The movie has a very natural visual style, so the disc keeps colors true to life, while allowing some vibrance, when applicable. Black levels are solid as well, with no detail lost in the shadows. The disc shows no essence of compression faults either, this is a really good transfer!

Audio: The audio of True Crime is brought to life with a rich 5.1 track. While the surrounds are not always screaming with audio, they are used to perfection with subtle sounds, to create a full range of tone in the sounds. You may not notice as easily as some louder style movies, but the surround use is excellent with this disc. The score is very good, and fuels the film's feel very well. Dialogue is clear and clean, with no problems whatsoever.

Extras: True Crime is not a special edition, but it still contains some nice extras. You get talent files, a music video, and the original theatrical trailer, all of which are welcome goodies. The disc also houses two nice documentaries, each very different and enriching to the film. The first is a featurette about the making of True Crime, and is filled with interviews and some behind the scenes footage. The second takes a look at real life occurences that shaped this film, including a reporter who saved a man from execution.

Popular Reviews
1. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
2. Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame to Kill For
3. The Equalizer (2014)
4. Doctor Who: Season 8
5. Ben-Hur (Diamond Luxe Edition)
6. Natural Born Killers: 20th Anniversary
7. Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season Seven
8. The Long Goodbye
9. Tales From The Crypt / Vault Of Horror
10. Guardians of the Galaxy


Special Offers
DVD Blowouts
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Alien [Blu-ray]
Buy: $19.99 $9.99
8.
9.
10.
Special Offers
Release List Reviews Shop Newsletter Forum DVD Giveaways Blu-Ray Advertise
Copyright 2014 DVDTalk.com All Rights Reserved. Legal Info, Privacy Policy, Terms of Use