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Directed by Peter Yates
USA 1989

 

Television and screen legend Tom Selleck (Jesse Stone series, Runaway, Daughters of Satan, Magnum PI) turns in a riveting performance as Jimmie Rainwood, an average citizen whose life becomes a living nightmare when he's framed by a pair of crooked cops and sent to prison for a crime he did not commit. With his life torn apart, Rainwood swears revenge, vowing to fight back and deliver justice to the dishonest cops who set him up—no matter what the price. Ultimately, Rainwood risks everything to recapture his normal life, and prove once and for all, that he is An Innocent Man! Directed by legendary filmmaker Peter Yates (The Deep, Bullitt, The Friends of Eddie Coyle) and co-starring F. Murray Abraham (Amadeus), Laila Robins (True Crime), David Rasche (Burn After Reading), Richard Young (Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade), Badja Djola (Mississippi Burning), Todd Graff (The Abyss), M.C. Gainey (Breakdown) and Bruce A. Young (Basic Instinct).

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A powerful action-thriller starring international superstar Tom Selleck (Three Men And A Baby). Selleck turns in a riveting performance as Jimmie Rainwood, an average citizen whose life becomes a living nightmare when he is framed by a pair of crooked cops and imprisoned for a crime he did not commit. With his life torn apart, Rainwood swears revenge, vowing to fight back and deliver justice to the dishonest cops who set him up - no matter what the price! Ultimately, Rainwood risks everything - even his freedom - to prove, once and for all, that he is AN INNOCENT MAN!

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In Peter Yates' crime drama An Innocent Man, Tom Selleck plays Jimmie Rainwood, a stock figure airline maintenance supervisor with a perfect family. Then, one day, Jimmie decides to take a shower. While scrubbing himself clean, two crooked cops are getting themselves dirtier. Mike Parnell (David Rasche) and Danny Scalise (Richard Young) are the kind of bad cops who bust the drug dealers, steal their supply, and sell it back to the local drug lords. On this day, unfortunately for Jimmie, they get the wrong address and bash down his door. When Jimmie comes out of the bathroom wielding his hair dryer, Parnell and Scalise think it is a gun and shoot him. Realizing their mistake, they cover themselves and frame him as a drug dealer.

Excerpt from B+N located HERE

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Theatrical Release: October 6th, 1989

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Comparison:

Mill Creek - Region 'A' - Blu-ray vs. Kino - Region 'A' - Blu-ray

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Distribution Mill Creek - Region 'A' - Blu-ray Kino - Region 'A' - Blu-ray
Runtime 1:53:31.037         1:53:31.805        
Video

1.78:1 1080i Single-layered Blu-ray

Disc Size: 24,107,711,027 bytes

Feature: 23,482,650,624 bytes

Video Bitrate: 23.99 Mbps

Codec: MPEG-4 AVC Video

1.85:1 1080P Single-layered Blu-ray

Disc Size: 24,497,009,339 bytes

Feature: 21,651,566,592 bytes

Video Bitrate: 19.96 Mbps

Codec: MPEG-4 AVC Video

NOTE: The Vertical axis represents the bits transferred per second. The Horizontal is the time in minutes.

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Bitrate Kino Blu-ray:

Audio

DTS-HD Master Audio English 2099 kbps 2.0 / 48 kHz / 2099 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 2.0 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)

DTS-HD Master Audio English 2012 kbps 5.1 / 48 kHz / 2012 kbps / 16-bit (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 16-bit)
DTS-HD Master Audio English 1555 kbps 2.0 / 48 kHz / 1555 kbps / 16-bit (DTS Core: 2.0 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 16-bit)
Commentary:

Dolby Digital Audio English 192 kbps 2.0 / 48 kHz / 192 kbps

Subtitles None English, None
Features Release Information:
Studio:
Mill Creek

 

1.78:1 1080i Single-layered Blu-ray

Disc Size: 24,107,711,027 bytes

Feature: 23,482,650,624 bytes

Video Bitrate: 23.99 Mbps

Codec: MPEG-4 AVC Video

 

Edition Details:

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Blu-ray Release Date:
May 10th, 2011
Standard Blu-ray Case

Chapters 15

Release Information:
Studio:
Kino

 

1.85:1 1080P Single-layered Blu-ray

Disc Size: 24,497,009,339 bytes

Feature: 21,651,566,592 bytes

Video Bitrate: 19.96 Mbps

Codec: MPEG-4 AVC Video

 

Edition Details:

• NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian Jim Hemphill
• NEW Interview with actress Laila Robins (12:01)
• NEW Interview with actor David Rasche (13:21)
• Theatrical Trailer (2:19)


Blu-ray Release Date:
April 2nd, 2019
Standard Blu-ray Case

Chapters 8

 

 

Comments:

NOTE: The below Blu-ray captures were taken directly from the Blu-ray disc.

Kino easily improve upon the, 8-year previous, Mill Creek Blu-ray of the Tom Selleck/Peter Yates prison-flic An Innocent Man. While both are on a single-layered disc - the Mill Creek is transferred in 1080i and has issues with artifacts and uneven contrast, color displacement and it fails when compared beside the newer Kino transfer. This can be seen in the resized captures below and is more obvious in the full resolution, expanded captures. The Mill Creek is opened-up in the bastardized 1.78:1 aspect ratio and looks a shade squeezed, but the major issue is the inferior interlaced transfer. The Kino, while not the height of the format exports richer colors and the 1080P produces a competent 1080P rendering with pleasingly layered contrast. There are no glaring flaws.

Mill Creek use DTS-HD Master 2.0 channel track (24-bit) track. Kino give the option of 5.1 surround or 2.0 channel stereo lossless, but only 16-bit.  There is some separation in the film's more aggressive effects - gunfire, cars, fighting etc. via Kino's surround audio transfer. The
score is by the impressive Howard Shore (The Silence of the Lambs, Cronenberg's Maps to the Stars, Scanners and The Brood, Tim Burton's Ed Wood, Fincher's The Game and Se7en etc.) and sounds subtle but very supportive. In both tracks the dialogue is clear and audible. There are optional English subtitles on Kino's Region 'A' Blu-ray, where there are none on the Mill Creek.

There are no extras on the Mill Creek. Kino add an informative commentary from film historian Jim Hemphill who focuses most of the discussion on Selleck's career including references that compare him to Cary Grant. I found it revealing in that there was much I was not aware of regarding an actor (who I frequently enjoy and appreciate), especially his early years with a basketball scholarship, Dating Game etc. It seems Selleck did a lot of work before achieving recognition. He was given the role of Indian Jones - although was committed to other projects/contracts and it fell to Harrison Ford. Hemhill also covers Peter Yates' career, Laila Robins, F. Murray Abraham and other members of the supporting cast and well as the solid behind-the-camera talent including DoP William A. Fraker, writer Larry Brothers etc. There are also new interview with actress Laila Robins (Selleck's loyal love interest, Kate Rainwood in An Innocent Man) for a dozen minutes - she still look attractive - and with actor David Rasche - one of the two villain cops in the film - who, as an actor, seems to have had consistent work for almost 50-years. There is a theatrical trailer and trailers for a few other neo-noirish films.

To describe Tom Selleck's acting as 'incapable of a false-moment' and that he seems to be playing himself - is really a testament to his impressive and likeable style. I agree with Hemphill in that he is extremely underrated and I have always enjoyed his work. An Innocent Man is a satisfying crime/prison/revenge drama with plenty of solid performances. I have watched it a few times over the years and am so happy to get rid of the sloppy Mill Creek, replacing it with the vastly superior Kino
Blu-ray - that includes the commentary and interviews. Certainly recommended to Selleck fans, Neo-noir fans, director Peter Yates fans and/or those who enjoy prison flics. It's less than $15 at the writing of this review...

Gary Tooze

 


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