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