S E A R C H D V D B e a v e r
Former footballer and present private detective Harry Moseby (Gene Hackman) gets hired on to what seems a standard missing person case, as an aging Hollywood actress whose only major roles came thanks to being married to a studio mogul wants Moseby to find and return her stepdaughter. Harry travels to Florida to find her, but he begins to see a connection with the runaway girl, the world of Hollywood stuntmen, and a suspicious mechanic when an unsolved murder comes to light.
Theatrical Release: June 11th, 1975
DVD Review: Warner - Region 1,2,3,4 - NTSC
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|Distribution||Warner Home Video - Region 1,2,3,4 - NTSC|
Original Aspect Ratio
Average Bitrate: 5.73 mb/s
NTSC 720x480 29.97 f/s
NOTE: The Vertical axis represents the bits transferred per second. The Horizontal is the time in minutes.
|Audio||English (Dolby Digital 1.0), DUB: French (Dolby Digital 1.0)|
|Subtitles||English, French, Spanish, None|
Day of the Director (Featurette) - (8:32)
This image looks quite good, but also a little dated showing a very pasty appearance at times. I don't see any manipulation, it is progressively transferred and is 16X9 enhanced. I suspect that this is exactly how the film looked theatrically. Although skin tones tend to look red, it is Florida (Sanibel island). Our protagonist in the film makes a rather disconcerting remark about one of my favorite directors (Eric Rohmer) but I'll let that pass :).
A real noir-ish style representation that got some noted acclaim. Hackman is, as always, a great lead. I wasn't overly impressed with the short featurette included but I suppose it was available and nothing else could be dug up. Original audio is flat and unremarkable - subtitles are excellent. A reasonably priced DVD recommended for Hackman lovers and fans of the thriller/gumshoe genre. This one is worth it! out of