This was a very interesting crime thriller. The acting was quite good, and the triple-crossing plot was very unique. It is too bad that a film such as this would get a bare-bones DVD release.
“Question: What makes the world go round?
Joe Moore (Gene Hackman) has a beautiful young wife, money owed to him, and a job he loves. He’s a thief. His job goes sour when he gets caught on security camera tape. His fence, Bergman (Danny DeVito) reneges on the …oney he’s owed, and his wife (Rebecca Pidgeon) may be betraying him with the fence’s young lieutenant (SAM ROCKWELL). Moore and his partner, Bobby Blane (Delroy Lindo) and their utility man, Pinky Pincus (Ricky Jay) find themselves broke, betrayed, and blackmailed. Moore is forced to commit his crew to do Bergman’s one Last Big Job. Will Bergman shop Moore to the police? Will Moore’s wife trade him in for a younger model? Will Blane and Pincus cut their losses and get out? Who is to be believed, who is to be betrayed? Won’t someone who’s lied once, lie again? Who’s going to walk away smiling, and who’s not going to walk at all?
Answer: Love makes the world go round. Love of Gold.” – Warner Bros.
This DVD contains a very nice audio track, but unfortunately, this is only the case for the front channels. The surround channels were rarely used, therefore hindering the soundstages effectiveness. The voices, front channels, and sub-woofer were all quite solid… with clear sound and nice directionality.
This DVD looks quite nice. The colors were accurate and natural, and the darks (for the most part) were deep and clear. The 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen transfer was very clean, and there was very little damage to the print. All-in-all, this disc has a solid picture quality.
This film had the potential to have a nice amount of supplemental material… but the fact remains that this disc is very bare. The only special features that are included are the theatrical trailer and filmographies.
This is a cool film, but the DVD release was very basic. The sound and picture are adequate but not stellar, and the special features are weak. If you are looking for a good film on DVD, and don’t care about supplements, buy this disc.
Special Features List
- Theatrical Trailer