A Murder of Crows

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Overview

Sterling's addition in the Millennium Series, A Murder of Crows, has its highs and lows. The picture quality is good but quite grainy. That, with looking a bit soft, often makes watching this film rather distracting. There's rarely a moment where lines seem truly defined. It's not unwatchable by any means, just not up to higher standards and expectations. At times, there's also a fair amount of aliasing that might have been improved with an anamorphic transfer. Bright colors often seem muted due to the grain. The...
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Overview

Sterling's addition in the Millennium Series, A Murder of Crows, has its highs and lows. The picture quality is good but quite grainy. That, with looking a bit soft, often makes watching this film rather distracting. There's rarely a moment where lines seem truly defined. It's not unwatchable by any means, just not up to higher standards and expectations. At times, there's also a fair amount of aliasing that might have been improved with an anamorphic transfer. Bright colors often seem muted due to the grain. The image is framed at 1.85:1. This disc has a four-channel surround soundtrack. Viewers of this disc, if using Dolby Digital, need to turn off the digital tuner and change it to Dolby Pro-Logic to get anything beyond a two-channel track. There is some surround material, but it's very minimal. It's a good soundtrack with the dialogue square in the middle, but it lacks imagination. The extra materials on Millennium titles are a good reason by themselves for watching the disc, and here they are plentiful. There are two commentaries, one from the director and producer and one from stars Tom Berenger and Mark Pellegrino. The first commentary is interesting, with anecdotal information on making the film. The second isn't as interesting. The two stars don't seem very sure what to talk about and there is a little too much time with nothing going on. There is also a brief documentary on the makeup used in the film, some trivia dealing with the legal profession and other, more standard extras, including trailers.
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Special Features

Interactive menus; Chapter selections; Cast biographies; Theatrical trailer; Full-frame version
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/22/2001
  • UPC: 658149726628
  • Original Release: 1998
  • Rating:

  • Source: Lions Gate
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Pre-1954 Standard (1.33.1)
  • Presentation: Pan & Scan
  • Sound: Dolby Surround
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:41:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 2,255

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Cuba Gooding Jr. , Lawson Russell
Tom Berenger , Clifford Dubose
Eric Stoltz
Mark Pellegrino
Marianne Jean-Baptiste
Technical Credits
Rowdy Herrington Director
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Scene Selections
1. Welcome to Hell [3:47]
2. Introducing Morality [4:09]
3. Thurman Parks III [3:45]
4. The Defense Calls [4:16]
5. The Keys [5:12]
6. Parasites [5:02]
7. The Book [1:22]
8. The Opportunity [5:07]
9. Just the Beginning [3:05]
10. Sign Here, Please [5:19]
11. Something to Read [2:45]
12. It's All True [5:04]
14. They Won't Believe It [2:14]
15. In Black and White [3:26]
16. Framing and Pictures [5:05]
17. Literature 101 [5:11]
18. Almost Caught [3:16]
19. Adam and Eve [2:34]
20. Professor of Illusion [4:33]
21. Ruthless Ambition [5:29]
22. Connections [2:25]
23. Look to the Motive [9:59]
24. A Little Justice [3:04]
25. Credits [4:49]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Play Feature
   Subtitles/Commentary
      Spanish Subtitles: On
      Spanish Subtitles: Off
      Commentary Tracks: Off
      Commentary Tracks: Director/Producer
      Commentary Tracks: Actors'
   Special Features
      Play Trailer
      Millennium Trailer Gallery
         Legionnaire
         Progeny
         Space Truckers
         The Confession
      Trivia Game
         Play Game
      Behind the Scenes
      Biographies & Filmographies
         Cuba Gooding, Jr.
         Tom Berenger
         Marianne Jean-Baptiste
         Mark Pellegrino
         Eric Stoltz
         Rowdy Herrington: Director/Writer
         Elie Samaha: Producer
         Derek Broes: Executive Producer
      Photo Gallery
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  • Posted September 18, 2012

    most over look movie

    This is a great movie. Keeps changing and you will like the end.

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