Jul 192012
 

Just Cause is an overwrought court room drama that is absolutely boring to get through, despite it only being ~100-minutes, and featuring performances which are at best, uninspiring not to mention a predictable plot. The Blu-ray unfortunately doesn’t have much to offer. There are no features and the video/audio transfers are fine but hardly amazing.

 

 

 


Just Cause (1995)


REVIEW NAVIGATION

The Movie
| Special Features | Video Quality | Audio Quality | Overall

 

Genre(s): Drama, Crime, Mystery
Warner Bros. | R – 102 min. – $19.98 | July 17, 2012

MOVIE INFO:
Directed by:
Arne Glimcher
Writer(s):
John Katzenbach (novel); Jeb Stuart and Peter Stone (screenplay)
Cast:
Sean Connery, Laurence Fishburne, Kate Capshaw, Blair Underwood, Ruby Dee, Ed Harris, Scarlett Johansson

Theatrical Release Date: February 17, 1995

DISC INFO:
Features:
None
Number of Discs:
1

Audio: English (DTS-HD MA 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 2.0), Spanish (Dolby Digital 5.1)
Video:
1080p/Widescreen 2.40
Subtitles:
English SDH, French, Spanish
Disc Size:
20.5 GB
Codec:
MPEG-4 AVC
Region(s):
A, B, C

 


THE MOVIE

Plot Outline: Harvard law professor Paul Armstrong (SEAN CONNERY) reopens a murder investigation, against a man named Bobby Earl (BLAIR UNDERWOOD), based on an allegation that a confession was coerced by a maverick lawman (LAURENCE FISHBURNE). On the surface, it seems a straight-ahead case of the prisoner’s guilt or innocence. But nothing really lies on the surface.

SPECIAL FEATURES – 0/5

No extras.


VIDEO – 3.5/5

Just Cause arrives on Blu-ray presented in its original 2.40 widescreen aspect ratio and while the 1080p high-def transfer is nice and certainly better than the DVD version, it’s not exactly an awe-inspiring picture. The black levels do look nice and detail levels are at least decent, though at times it can be on the soft side, especially background objects.

AUDIO – 3.75/5

The 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio track also isn’t anything amazing but given the movie is primarily dialogue-driven, it at least gets the job done. The majority of the action takes place via the center channel but for the few more action-oriented scenes, the front and rear channels do kick on though it’s minimal.



OVERALL – 2.5/5

Overall, Just Cause is an overwrought court room drama that is absolutely boring to get through, despite it only being ~100-minutes, and featuring performances which are at best, uninspiring not to mention a predictable plot. The Blu-ray unfortunately doesn’t have much to offer. There are no features and the video/audio transfers are fine but hardly amazing.

 

Published: 08/19/2012

 

 

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