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    Unique ID Code: 0000034402
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    Added on: 13/5/2002 12:12
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    Darrow (UK)

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    Some people called him "Lawyer for the Damned"...
    Certificate: 12
    Running Time: 0 mins
    Retail Price: £12.99
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    Some people called him "Lawyer for the Damned"... but Clarence Darrow was simply a man who, in time of justice, had the courage to stand alone.
    The name Clarence Darrow is permanently limked to the tremendous strides in the American legal system from the late 19th century through the early decades of the twentieth century. This complex and charismatic one-time farm boy`s history-making legal defences of the Pullman Railroad Strike, the Leopold/Loeb Murder Trail and the Scopes Monkey Trail, have earned him the status of an authentic American hero.

    Special Features:

    Video Tracks:
    Standard 1.33:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital Stereo 2.0 English

    Directed By:
    John David Coles

    Written By:

    Erin Cressida Wilson
    Gerard Malone
    Paul Klementowicz
    Bob Tracey
    Kevin Spacey

    Casting By:
    Douglas Aibel

    Soundtrack By:
    Richard Einhorn

    Director of Photography:
    Paul Murphy

    Angelo Corrao

    Costume Designer:
    Calista Hendrickson

    Production Designer:
    Vincent Peranio

    Stephen Stept
    Richard Heus

    Executive Producer:
    Ricki Franklin

    Arrow Films

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    6 / 10
    This made-for-tv movie features Kevin Spacey in a very impressive performance (far superior to his overrated performance in "American Beauty") as a lawyer with a profound sense of justice.
    The video transfer is awful. Being a made-for-tv movie, the fullscreen transfer is acceptable. However, it seems the source material was a very bad VHS cassette. The picture is out of focus and a lot of video artifacts can be seen throughout the movie. The blacks are rendered as dark greens or pale blues and are anything but black.
    The DD 2.0 soundtrack is appropriate, although I would have preferred a center channel.
    The menus are still with some music.
    The disk offers no extras at all.
    Bottom line - a good story and a great performance are ruined by an awful disk.
    posted by Zvi Josef on 13/5/2002 15:20