Handcuffed-together convicts Piper (Fishburne) and Dodge (Baldwin) who Fled their chain gang after a brawl, battle each other through the thick Georgia woodland. They befriend a woman (Hayek), who helps them devise a dangerous plan to secure the one thing that holds the key to their survival
The 1.78:1 anamorphically enhanced picture displays imagery that is very pleasing, with colors that are vividly rendered. Fleshtones are naturally hued fleshtones and blacks are deep and solid. Images are sharp and detailed with good shadow delineation and contrast. Only minor source element artifacts are noticed, but there are no major distractions. Compared to the LaserDisc reviewed in Issue 23, the DVD is, of course, preferred. (Suzanne Hodges)
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