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The Chase is an all-star centered crime-drama and an acting tour-de-force from Marlon Brando to Jane Fonda and Robert Redford. It’s somewhat of a forgotten film but thankfully finds a home on Blu-ray through Twilight Time’s Limited Edition series.

 

 

The Chase
— The Limited Edition Series —

(1966)

Genre(s): Drama, Crime
Twilight Time | NR – 134 min. – $29.95 | October 11, 2016

Date Published: 10/25/2016 | Author: The Movieman

 


MOVIE INFO:
Directed by:
Arthur Penn
Writer(s): Horton Foote (play); Lillian Hellman (screenplay)
Cast: Marlon Brando, Jane Fonda, Robert Redford, E.G. Marshall, Angie Dickinson, Robert Duvall, James Fox
DISC INFO:
Features:
Commentary, Theatrical Trailer
Digital Copy: No
Formats Included: Blu-ray
Number of Discs: 1
Audio: English (DTS-HD MA 1.0)
Video: 1080p/Widescreen 2.35
Subtitles: English SDH
Disc Size: 36.3 GB
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Region(s): A, B, C

 


PLOT SYNOPSIS


The Chase is all-star in every department, with Arthur Penn (Bonnie and Clyde) directing from a Lillian Hellman adaptation of a Horton Foote play, and a cast including the sterling likes of Marlon Brando, Jane Fonda, Robert Redford, E.G. Marshall, Angie Dickinson, Janice Rule, Robert Duvall, and James Fox. The film focuses on a small, corrupt Texas town where a prison break exposes local secrets, lies, and violence.

 

SPECIAL FEATURES – 1.5/5


This release includes the usual 6-page essay booklet. Features are a tad limited with only an Audio Commentary with Film Historians Lem Dobbs, Julie Kirgo and Nick Redman and the Original Theatrical Trailer (3:26; HD).

 


VIDEO – 4.5/5


The Chase comes to Blu-ray from Twilight Time presented in its original 2.35 widescreen aspect ratio and a 1080p high-definition transfer. This is a movie going on 50 years old and looks pretty damn good; colors are a bit tamped down geared more toward natural tones while detail is relatively sharp throughout and there were no major instances of artifacts, aliasing or other flaws.

AUDIO – 4.25/5


The movie includes a DTS-HD Master Audio Mono track which is more than serviceable be it for the crisp and clear dialogue-driven scenes (which comprises the majority of the film) or the more action-centric sequences helping rounding out the lossless track. There’s some nice depth to this singular track that is satisfactory.

 


OVERALL – 3.0/5


Overall, The Chase is an all-star centered crime-drama and an acting tour-de-force from Marlon Brando to Jane Fonda and Robert Redford. It’s somewhat of a forgotten film but thankfully finds a home on Blu-ray through Twilight Time’s Limited Edition series that features great video and audio transfers though falls short in the bonus material department.

 

 

 

 

Check out some more screen caps by going to page 2. Please note, these do contain spoilers.

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