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Richard Jewell, based on the true story about the 1996 Olympic bombing, is director Clint Eastwood’s latest and stars Paul Walter Hauser, Sam Rockwell, Kathy Bates, Jon Hamm and Olivia Wilde.



Richard Jewell

Genre(s): Drama
Warner Bros. | R – 131 min. – $35.99 | March 17, 2020

Date Published: 05/01/2020 | Author: The Movieman

Directed by: Clint Eastwood
Writer(s): Marie Brenner (article ‘American Nightmare: The Ballad of Richard Jewell’); Billy Ray (screenplay)
Cast: Paul Walter Hauser, Sam Rockwell, Kathy Bates, Jon Hamm, Olivia Wilde

Features: Featurettes
Slip Cover: Yes
Digital Copy: Yes
Formats Included: Blu-ray
Number of Discs: 1

Audio: English (DTS-HD MA 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 5.1), Spanish (Dolby Digital 5.1)
Video: 1080p/Widescreen 2.39
Subtitles: English SDH, French, Spanish
Disc Size: 42.36 GB
Total Bitrate: 38.54 Mbps
Codecs: MPEG-4 AVC
Region(s): A, B, C

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided me with a free copy of the Blu-ray I reviewed in this Blog Post.
The opinions I share are my own.


During the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, security guard Richard Jewell (PAUL WALTER HAUSER) discovers a suspicious backpack under a bench in Centennial Park. With little time to spare, he helps to evacuate the area until the incendiary device inside the bag explodes. Hailed as a hero who saved lives, Jewell’s own life starts to unravel when the FBI names him the prime suspect in the bombing.



This release comes with a matted slip cover and inside is a code for the Digital Copy. Not a whole lot of features, but there is The Real Story of Richard Jewell (6:39) breaking down the true story behind the man and The Making of Richard Jewell (6:58) including behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with members of the cast and crew, including Clint Eastwood, Paul Walter Hauser, Sam Rockwell, Olivia Wilde and others.


VIDEO – 4.5/5

The movie is presented in its original theatrical 2.39 widescreen aspect ratio and given a 1080p high-definition transfer. Picture here looks on par with most new releases, detail is sharp throughout and colors have a good range and are vibrant with black levels appearing stark. Nothing particularly fantastic yet satisfying enough.

AUDIO – 4.0/5

The movie comes with a standard DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track which is serviceable for a movie, outside of an explosion, that had lackluster depth unfortunately, most has dialogue coming through the center channel with the front and rear channels is mostly utilized for the score by Arturo Sandoval, who previously worked with Eastwood on The Mule.


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