The Verdict (1982)
Monday 19th February 2007
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment is proud to continue their renowned Cinema Reserve Collection into 2007 with the powerful suspense drama The Verdict on DVD. Nominated for five Oscars® and five Golden Globes®, and featuring a stellar cast including Paul Newman and Jack Warden, The Verdict is released to buy as a two-disc Special Edition on 19th March 2007.
Continuing to honour Twentieth Century Fox's legendary films and joining the eminent Cinema Reserve brand, this high quality DVD of the 1980s' classic boasts an engrossing collection of special features. This re-mastered version also includes five enthralling featurettes comprising of a 15-minute behind-the-scenes look at how The Verdict was made, a 22-minute journey through the milestones of cinema plus a comprehensive stills gallery and the original theatrical trailer.
Based on the novel by Barry Reed, the film follows once respected lawyer Frank Galvin (Newman, The Hustler, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid) as he fights to salvage his self-esteem and career after sinking into an abyss of cynicism and alcoholic self-pity. When Galvin's ex-partner Mickey Morrissey (Warden, Heaven Can Wait) offers him an open and shut case, Galvin's passion for justice and faith in the legal system is revived.
The new lease of life is one last chance at restoring his dignity and takes him on a journey from a broken man to an impassioned individual. After visiting the victim in hospital the once straightforward case, takes a moral turn. What follows is a chain of events, which lead him into the courtroom for an explosive encounter with Boston's legal elite.
- Five featurettes
- Making of The Verdict (15:00)
- Paul Newman: the craft of acting (8:38)
- Sidney Lumet: the craft of directing (11:24)
- Milestones in cinema history: The Verdict (23:12)
- AMC backstory: The Verdict (22:00)
- Still gallery (approx. 30 images)
- Original theatrical trailer (2:00)
Please note - Disc special features are subject to change, may differ from format to format and/or may differ from region to region.