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Carolina Skeletons (1991/Tango DVD)


Picture: C     Sound: C+     Extras: D     Telefilm: C



Louis Gossett Jr. gives it his best is the brother of a wrongly executed young African American teen getting revenge 30 years later in the awkward, unsatisfying detective drama Carolina Skeletons (1991) starting with an interesting premise, then becoming muddled and contrived beyond belief.


Even with Bruce Dern opposite him, this almost trivializes the subject of racism and director John Erman cannot juggle the material without it collapsing on him.  Very odd indeed, this did not help Gossett, though it is ambitious as compared to other projects he likely took just to get paychecks and stay in the game.


The 1.33 X 1 image is surprisingly soft from older analog transfers with detail issues, motion blur and aliasing issues.  The Dolby Digital 2.0 is barely stereo and passable, more like a TV recording of the time.



-   Nicholas Sheffo


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