Violent Saturday has a minor following and is much beloved by some, though for me, while entertaining, I didn’t quite find it entirely enthralling, however, the performances are all well done.
Genre(s): Crime, Drama
Twilight Time | NR – 91 min. – $29.95 | July 8, 2014
Director Richard Fleischer’s noir-melodrama hybrid is a widescreen sensation, pitting a trio of vicious bank robbers against a small Arizona mining town riddled with secret sins. Adulterers, alcoholics, voyeurs, and thieves — given life by a stellar cast of Hollywood stalwarts including Victor Mature, Richard Egan, Sylvia Sidney, Ernest Borgnine, and J. Carrel Naish — all find their fates hanging in the balance on one Violent Saturday.
SPECIAL FEATURES – 1.0/5
The only feature included is an insightful Audio Commentary with Film Historians Julie Kirgo and Nick Redman, Twilight Time mainstays for commentaries.
VIDEO – 4.5/5
Violent Saturday receives a much needed and long-awaited new 1080p high-definition transfer. The film, presented in its original 2.55 widescreen aspect ratio, looks absolutely brilliant with bright colors, sharp detail levels and a mostly clean print with only minor instances of dust marks.
AUDIO – 3.75/5
The 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio track included comes with clear dialogue levels coming through the center channel while ambient noises, side action and other elements are pretty much relegated to the front speakers with minor instances from the rear channels.
OVERALL – 3.5/5
Overall, Violent Saturday has a minor following and is much beloved by some, though for me, while entertaining, I didn’t quite find it entirely enthralling, however, the performances are all well done. The Blu-ray released by Twilight Time comes with few features, only a commentary track, but the video and audio transfers are both well done.