Nov 282017
 

Scarecrow is a bit of a gem, one that I honestly never heard of though I guess it’s easy to get lost amongst the 1970s classics like The Godfather, Rocky, Taxi Driver and A Clockwork Orange just to name a few. Hopefully with this Blu-ray it will be re-discovered.

 

 

Scarecrow
— Archive Collection —

(1973)

Genre(s): Drama
Warner Archive | R – 112 min. – $21.99 | October 31, 2017

Date Published: 11/28/2017 | Author: The Movieman

 


MOVIE INFO:
Directed by: Jerry Schatzberg
Writer(s): Garry Michael White (written by)
Cast: Gene Hackman, Al Pacino, Dorothy Tristan, Ann Wedgeworth
DISC INFO:
Features: Featurette, Theatrical Trailer
Digital Copy: No
Formats Included: Blu-ray
Number of Discs: 1
Audio: English (DTS-HD MA 2.0 Mono)
Video: 1080p/Widescreen 2.40
Subtitles: English SDH
Disc Size: 32.1 GB
Codecs: MPEG-4 AVC
Region(s): A, B, C

 


PLOT SYNOPSIS


Just out of jail after serving time on an assault rap, Max (GENE HACKMAN) is headed for Pittsburgh to open a deluxe car wash. Back from five years at sea, Francis nicknamed Lion (AL PACINO) wants to hit Detroit and visit the child he’s never seen. The dreams may not be glorious but you’ll want Max and Lion to fulfill them.

 

SPECIAL FEATURES – 1.0/5


Features include On the Road with Scarecrow (4:18; SD) archival featurette and the Theatrical Trailer (3:21; HD).

 


VIDEO – 4.0/5, AUDIO – 3.5/5


Warner releases Scarecrow onto Blu-ray presented with a 2.40 widescreen aspect ratio and a 1080p high-definition transfer. Although the movie is 40+ years old, I found this to look rather good. Detail is fairly sharp enhanced with fine natural film grain while colors appear natural. There were a few minor dust marks here and there but nothing obvious or that would detract from the viewer’s experience.

The disc comes with a DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono track. Considering the vast majority of the movie is strictly dialogue, this is a perfectly serviceable track albeit nothing extraordinary, which is fine for a drama.


OVERALL – 3.75/5


Overall, Scarecrow is a bit of a gem, one that I honestly never heard of though I guess it’s easy to get lost amongst the 1970s classics like The Godfather, Rocky, Taxi Driver and A Clockwork Orange just to name a few. Hopefully with this Blu-ray it will be re-discovered as the performances from both Hackman and Pacino are tremendous. The Blu-ray release is lackluster in the features while the video is good and audio adequate.

 

 

 

 

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