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S E A R C H    D V D B e a v e r

 

directed by Boris Sagal
USA 19
73

 

Six buddies, $600,000 and unforgiving mountain terrain add up to a harrowing saga of man against nature …and man against man. A group of weekend warriors are on the scene when a skyjacker parachutes into a remote Western range with a bag full of ransom money. Soon, the skyjacker is dead of gunshot wounds and the loot is divided into six shares. Now all the conspirators have to do is get out before perilous trails, a blizzard, and their own mounting greed turn a get-rich-quick scheme into a get-dead-quicker disaster. Mistrust and murder, moves and countermoves, psychological suspense and rugged outdoor action: Deliver Us from Evil delivers the thrills!

TV Premiere: September 11th, 1973

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DVD Review: Warner Home Video (Warner Archive Collection) - Region 0 - NTSC

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Warner Home Video

Region 0 - NTSC

Runtime 1:13:57
Video

1.33:1 Original Aspect Ratio
Average Bitrate: 7.18 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.

Bitrate

Audio Dolby Digital 1.0 (English)
Subtitles None
Features Release Information:
Studio: Warner Home Video

Aspect Ratio:
Original - 1.33:1

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DVD Release Date: August 31st, 2010
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Comments

Great concept TV movie backed with some strong performers  - George Kennedy, Jan-Michael Vincent, Jack Weston, Charles Aidman etc. It runs very well till the ending when it tends to drag. Surprisingly, and to its credit, it was not as expected a conclusion as many might anticipate. Expanded with some further production value and character development fleshed-out I could see this being made for theatrical release.

The single-layered transfer wavers a bit from decent to appearing a bit thin in spots. It is but progressive in the original 1.33:1 TV aspect ratio and gave me a watchable presentation. It probably looked similar on television over 35-years ago. The frailty of the image was most notable in the grander scenic segments. It has some haze but it didn't deter my enjoyment.

The mono sound is a bit scattered and inconsistent and there are no subtitles offered. There are no supplements.

Made only a year after, Deliver Us From Evil has some Deliverance in it with Weston ala Ned Beatty's role, Kennedy as Burt and Aidman akin to Ronny Cox. There is a case to support Jan-Michael Vincent as Voight's 'Ed' too. The title can hardly be a coincidence.  What I appreciated was the restraint in not falsely indulging in the greed aspects - yes, they exist - but are more believable than if they had been greatly expanded upon. This is the only game in town for this, above-average, TV movie on DVD - I suggest checking it out.   

  - Gary Tooze

 



 

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