Clint Eastwood is a cop, on the edge! Trying to solve the mystery of a
serial killer, who strangles his victims the same way, although each
victim seems to keep getting closer to his home.
Wow, I donít remember a time when Iíve been so
completely bored with a movie. Honestly, from start to finish this movie
oozes with poor acting, reading of a poor script, and shot in a way that
makes me feel like becoming a cinematographer.
I tried, lord how I tried to give it a chance, but
itís all just so predictable. I canít see how this movie would have even
seemed good at the time. Unless that is they were attempting to create a
new quasi genre, cop-sploytation, obviously in the vain of black-sploytation
movies. Everything is over the top, and hardly believable, that and it
all drags on for way too long. It was a real struggle to keep watching
this. Even the soundtrack was dodgy.
It can almost be compared to 8MM (with Nicholas
Cage), in the fact that thereís a seedy underworld of sex and perversion
that they are trying to show, but unlike 8MM, itís all gratuitous, and
although 8MM was criticized for being to real, this just has no feeling
of repulsion (except for Clint Eastwood having sex that is), and for
that matter, possibly no feeling at all. Thank god Clint Eastwood has
gotten better at making movies since this.
A pretty poor showing
here, the blacks more like grey, the colors are dull, the shadows lack
any sort of detail whatsoever, and there are more film artifacts in this
movie to point a stick at. However, there is minimal edge enhancement,
and the sharpness is pretty good for a movie of this age, so itís not a
For a movie of this age
the sound isnít half bad. You get some use of surrounds and sub, not a
lot, but then again it wouldnít have been recorded like that in the
first place. Other than that, the voices are nice and clear, and
everything else seems to have a nice clarity to it also.
Extras: Well, this disc just keeps
disappointing now donít it? A theatrical trailer, barely most
interesting than the movie itself and a cast and crew section, which I
mistakenly believed to be biographies. Nope, this just has a single page
of writing with the cast and crew in it.
Cast and crew