Fuzz

Fuzz

Director: Richard A. Colla

Cast: Burt Reynolds, Jack Weston, Tom Skerritt

     
 

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Richard A. Colla's Fuzz (1972) has come to DVD in a basic, decent, but unexceptional edition, built around an above-average transfer, letterboxed in its proper 1.85:1 aspect ratio. The movie is overloaded with action, characters, and activity -- mostly courtesy of the screenplay by Evan Hunter from his own novel, which always made the precinct or the detective

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Richard A. Colla's Fuzz (1972) has come to DVD in a basic, decent, but unexceptional edition, built around an above-average transfer, letterboxed in its proper 1.85:1 aspect ratio. The movie is overloaded with action, characters, and activity -- mostly courtesy of the screenplay by Evan Hunter from his own novel, which always made the precinct or the detective squad, as opposed to one detective, the focus of the action -- which Colla does a masterful job of coordinating; the director's juggling act and the interlocking story fragments that make up the plot are a wonder to behold, even if the movie is unsatisfying on some important dramatic and entertainment levels. This transfer is about as good as Fuzz has ever looked, at least since its first theatrical run, capturing the realistic lighting -- everywhere from the institutional harshness of the squadroom to the darker ambience aboard a subway car -- beautifully, and also the shift in tone and texture as a pursuit moves into the open air and goes on from midday into the dead of night. The letterboxing also shows how tightly and precisely Colla and his director of photography, Jacques Marquette, worked out their camera angles for maximum tension and suspense, and there is a lot more sustained tension watching the movie in this edition than in any full-screen presentation. The sound is so good that, much more so than it was in a theater, it is easy to spot the dialogue that is looped in. The 16 chapters are adequate, given the plot twists in the story. The movie comes with the original trailer, which has a very strange sound setup -- there are huge variations in the audio levels even within the same shot, and nothing like that shows up in the movie. There are no other bonus features, which is a shame -- a commentary track by one or two of the stars might have made this a real keeper. The disc opens automatically to a simple menu that is easy to maneuver.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/06/2001
UPC:
0027616858658
Original Release:
1972
Rating:
PG
Source:
Mgm (Video & Dvd)
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital, monaural]
Time:
1:33:00

Special Features

Original Theatrical Trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Burt Reynolds Detective Steve Carella
Jack Weston Detective Meyer Meyer
Tom Skerritt Detective Bert Kling
Yul Brynner El Sordo
Raquel Welch Detective Eileen McHenry
Neile Adams Teddy Carella
Roy Applegate Patrolman Cramer
Martine Bartlett Sadie
Larry Barton Bald Man
Cal Bellini Ahmad
Mia Bendixsen Little Girl
Peter Bonerz Buck
Peter Brocco Man with Garbage
Norman Burton Police Commissioner
Dominic Chianese Panhandler
Gino Conforti Painter
Brian Doyle-Murray Detective
Cay Forester Mrs. Scanlon
Dan Frazer Lt. Byrnes
David Fresco John Vicenzo
Don Gordon Anthony La Bresca
Russ Grieve Deputy Mayor
Gerald Hiken Painter
Vince Howard Patrolman Marshall
Steve Ihnat Detective Andy Parker
Robert Jaffe Alan Parry
J.S. Johnson Telephone Technician
Tom Lawrence Patrolman Crosby
Britt Leach Detective
Athena Lorde Mrs. Jefferson
William Martel Mayor's Bodyguard
James McEachin Detective Arthur Brown
Neile McQueen Teddy Carella
Gary Morgan Jimmy
Roy Morton Rapist
Stewart Moss Detective Hal Willis
Harold Oblong Detective
Jack Perkins Parks Commissioner
Charlie Picerni Chauffeur
Albert Popwell Lewis
Bert Remsen Sgt. Murchison
George Reynolds Tiny
Charles Martin Smith Baby
Richard Stahl Vagrant
Bunny Summers Mrs. Cooper
Tamara Rochelle
Felipe Turich Puerto Rican Prisoner
Charles Tyner Pete Schroeder
Vincent VanLynn Henry Jefferson
James Victor Patrolman Gomez

Technical Credits
Richard A. Colla Director
Evan Hunter Screenwriter
Hilyard M. Brown Art Director
Charles H. Maguire Associate Producer
Arthur Levinson Asst. Director
Jacques Marquette Cinematographer
Dorothy Jeakins Costumes/Costume Designer
Robert L. Kimble Editor
George Edwards Producer
Jack Farren Producer
Ed Feldman Producer
Dave Grusin Score Composer
Phillip Abramson Set Decoration/Design
Barry Thomas Sound/Sound Designer

Scene Index

Scene Selections
0. Scene Selections
1. Title/Credits/Intro [13:13]
2. Burning bum [3:19]
3. Stakeout [10:41]
4. Dead commissioner [4:54]
5. Cruel joke [7:27]
6. Deaf man [6:24]
7. Day at the park [4:48]
8. Interrogation [5:34]
9. Car bomb [5:35]
10. Smooth operator [5:57]
11. Get your man [2:44]
12. Break-in [5:08]
13. Mayor's mansion [5:21]
14. Liquor shop shootout [6:08]
15. Tie-up [3:50]
16. End credits [1:54]

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