Once a headline-making 1960s-era civil rights attorney, Eddie Dodd (Woods) now makes his living defending two-bit drug dealers. And with stars in his eyes, idealistic young attorney Roger Baron (Downey) comes to New York, a True Believer, ready to fight injustice alongside Dodd. Disillusion sets in early, however, when Eddie balks at defending convict Shu Kai Kim (Okumoto), a young man charged with murdering a fellow inmate. Of course, Eddie relents (after listening to a little Hendrix and smoking a joint) and decides to look into the case. Soon, he and Roger are convinced that not only is Kim innocent of this crime, he most likely didn
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD picture is nicely rendered, with images that are sharp and detailed. Colors are rich and well balanced, with accurate fleshtones and deep blacks. Resembling the colorization on the DVD jacket, brown hues are abundant. Contrast and shadow delineation are nicely rendered. While there is some minor edge enhancement detected at times, and finer details shimmer slightly on occasion, but overall the picture is generally solid. The source element is quite clean, with few artifacts noticed, thouth film grain is occasionally detected. (Suzanne Hodges)
Though somewhat dated in recording quality, the Dolby
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