Quentin Tarantino’s follow-up to Pulp Fiction got a lot of flack for not being as original or groundbreaking as his previous efforts. But like the characters in the film, if you give it a second chance you won’t be disappointed. Based on the Elmore Leonard novel Rum Punch, Jackie Brown follows a flight attendant (Pam Grier) caught between an arms dealer (Samuel L. Jackson) and the cops. Not only did the film give Grier a chance to shine, but it also featured a stand-out performance from Robert Forster, and a chance for other well-known actors (Robert De Niro, Michael Keaton, Bridget Fonda) to play off-beat characters. Though this transfer was also approved by Tarantino, the Blu-ray doesn’t get the exact same treatment as Pulp Fiction in terms of quality or new special features, but it’s a nice release for fans of this underappreciated caper flick.
Video: 1080p 1.85:1; Audio: 5.1 DTS-HD MA; Special Features: “Breaking Down Jackie Brown” critic’s retrospective (Blu-ray exclusive), “Jackie Brown: How It Went Down,” “A Look Back at Jackie Brown,” deleted and alternate scenes, "Chicks With Guns" video, Siskel & Ebert “At the Movies” Jackie Brown review, Jackie Brown on MTV, enhanced trivia track, soundtrack chapters, stills galleries, poster gallery, Robert Forster trailers, Pam Grier trailers and radio spots, theatrical trailer and TV spots.
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