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Directed by Tom Gries
USA 1973

 

In this sleek thriller set in the Windy City, detective Andy Hammon (Donald Sutherland, Klute, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Don't Look Now) collaborates with an insurance company to investigate a theft of diamonds... worth $3 million! Enter the lovely (and very affluent) Paula Booth (Jennifer O’Neill, Summer of ‘42, Scanners, The Reincarnation of Peter Proud) and her father, Paul Booth (Patrick Magee, A Clockwork Orange), who deals in stolen goods. Although daughter and father are key suspects in the diamond caper, Andy is torn between capturing the criminals or being captivated himself by a beautiful jewel thief. Academy Award winner Robert Duvall (Apocalypse Now, The Godfather, Killer Elite), co-stars in this exciting thriller, also starring Eric Braeden (Colossus: The Forbin Project, 100 Rifles, Escape from Planet of the Apes) and Jon Cypher (The Food of the Gods). Now presented in HD and widescreen for the very first time.

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In this stylish caper drama, Andy Hammond (Donald Sutherland) is a detective working with an insurance company who is investigating the theft of $3 million in diamonds. While Andy is initially eager to crack the case and bring the burglars to justice, his attitudes begin to shift when he meets Paula Booth (Jennifer O'Neill), a wealthy and beautiful woman who whose father Paul (Patrick Magee) is well-known as a "fence" for stolen goods -- and is the prime suspect in the robbery. Robert Duvall appears in a key supporting role as Ford Pierce, a straight-arrow police detective working with Andy to find the missing gems.

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Theatrical Release: July 13th, 973 - Miami

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Review: Scorpion Releasing - Region FREE - Blu-ray

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Distribution Scorpion Releasing - Region FREE - Blu-ray
Runtime 1:31:15.470        
Video

2.35:1 1080P Single-layered Blu-ray

Disc Size: 23,928,244,379 bytes

Feature: 21,230,290,944 bytes

Video Bitrate: 27.45 Mbps

Codec: MPEG-4 AVC Video

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

Bitrate Blu-ray:

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DTS-HD Master Audio English 1959 kbps 2.0 / 48 kHz / 1959 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 2.0 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)

Subtitles English (SDH), None
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2.35:1 1080P Single-layered Blu-ray

Disc Size: 23,928,244,379 bytes

Feature: 21,230,290,944 bytes

Video Bitrate: 27.45 Mbps

Codec: MPEG-4 AVC Video

 

Edition Details:

New Interview with Composer Perry Botkin (12:23)
The Psychic Trailer (1:06), Puppet on a Chain (3:27) etc.


Blu-ray Release Date:
October 23rd, 2018
Standard Blu-ray Case inside cardboard sleeve

Chapters 13

 

 

Comments:

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

Scorpion Releasing bring the crime-caper flic Lady Ice to a new Blu-ray package. It's on a single-layered Blu-ray in 1080P with a reasonable bitrate. It can look a shade inconsistent but seems true to the source without undue digitization. It is in the original 2.35:1 aspect ratio and looks clean in-motion with occasional depth. It looks fine and superior to SD although nowhere near the height of the format. 

The film is presented in a 2.0 channel 24-bit DTS-HD Master Audio track. There are aggressive effects and car and boat chases that export some depth in the lossless. The film features a score by Perry Botkin Jr. (R.P.M., Skyjacked) who is interviewed in the extras. The audio quality is decent and dialogue is clear and audible. There are optional English (SDH) subtitles on this Region FREE
Blu-ray.

Scorpion Releasing add the interview with the composer Botkin lasting about a dozen minutes. There are also some trailers for Scorpion Releasing BDs.

Lady Ice has some spark with a young and handsome Donald Sutherland and always attractive Jennifer O'Neill. It's a modest, forgettable, crime drama but the two of them carry it well. It seems like a bit of a formula film. The
Blu-ray transfer is adept although not stellar. As a 70's genre popcorn'er - I admit to enjoying my viewing without high expectations.

Gary Tooze

 


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