Jun 222017
 

The Valachi Papers is a unique crime-drama vehicle for Charles Bronson and while not the most compelling film, still is entertaining enough for the cast. The Blu-ray released by Twilight Time offers good video and audio transfers but lacks bonus features.

 

 

The Valachi Papers
— The Limited Edition Series —

(1972)

Genre(s): Drama, Crime
Twilight Time | PG – 125 min. – $29.95 | June 13, 2017

Date Published: 06/22/2017 | Author: The Movieman

 


MOVIE INFO:
Directed by: Terence Young
Writer(s): Peter Maas (novel); Stephen Geller (screenplay)
Cast: Charles Bronson, Lino Ventura, Joseph Wiseman, Jill Ireland, Walter Chiari
DISC INFO:
Features: None
Digital Copy: No
Formats Included: Blu-ray
Number of Discs: 1
Audio: English (DTS-HD MA 1.0)
Video: 1080p/Widescreen 1.78
Subtitles: English SDH
Disc Size: 31.1 GB
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Region(s): A, B, C

 


PLOT SYNOPSIS


Adapted from Peter Maas’ best-seller, The Valachi Papers tells the true story of Mafia informant Joseph Valachi, superbly incarnated here by Charles Bronson. A low-level gangster associated with the Genovese crime family, Valachi moves from punk to full-fledged gangster over the course of the brutal narrative, directed by Terence Young.

 

SPECIAL FEATURES – 0/5


No features were included.

 


VIDEO – 3.5/5, AUDIO – 3.0/5


The Valachi Papers comes to Blu-ray presented with a 1.78 widescreen aspect ratio (although back cover lists it as 1.85) and shown in a 1080p high-definition transfer. The picture looks fine, if not anything special. Colors were a bit muted at times but other shots, skin tones appear natural in appearance. There were some minor bouts of dust marks and specs though nothing distracting.

The disc comes with a basic but adequate enough DTS-HD Master Audio Mono track. There’s not much here but dialogue does sound clear but depth is on the limited side.


OVERALL – 2.5/5


Overall, The Valachi Papers is a unique crime-drama vehicle for Charles Bronson and while not the most compelling film, still is entertaining enough for the cast. The Blu-ray released by Twilight Time offers good video and audio transfers but lacks bonus features.

 

 

 

 

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

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