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"Let Him Have It"
Genre: Drama

Reviewed In Issue 104 (Jan 2006) Of Widescreen Review®

Christopher Eccleston, Paul Reynolds, Eileen Atkins, Tom Bell, Clare Holman, Michael Gough, Mark McGann & Tom Courtenay

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3
DD Sound Rating: 3
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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Special Features
Special features include the isolated score, commentary by director Peter Medak, and the theatrical trailer.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Image Entertainment
(Catalog Number): ID1622LIDVD
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

(Retail Price): $14.99
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 115
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): No
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1991
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 12/13/05
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Peter Medak
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
This is the tragic true story of a young man whose wrong choices and actions cost him his life. Derek Bentley (Eccleston) was a misunderstood 19-year-old who got caught up hanging around with the wrong crowd. While with trouble-maker Chris Craig (Reynolds) one day, the police were called and Chris pulled out a gun. Derek yelled "Let Him Have It, Chris" leading Chris to pull the trigger. Whether Derek meant for Chris to turn over the gun or to kill the policeman was for the court to decide; a decision that lead to the execution of Derek Bentley. The public outrage at the fate of Derek Bentley greatly contributed to the eventual abolition of capital punishment in Great Britain. (Tricia Spears)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD exhibits a soft picture, with colors that tend to appear dated, but adequately balanced. Dirt and film grain are inherent in the source element. Minor edge halos and pixelization are apparent. (Suzanne Hodges)

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