Jack Reed Telefilms (A Search
For Justice/Death & Vengeance/Tango
C Sound: C+ Extras: C- Telefilms: C+
for a hit TV franchise, actor Brian Dennehy took on the role of
Sheriff/Detective Jack Reed in an occurrent series of telefilms. Tango Entertainment has issued two of
them. A Search For Justice (1994) introduced the South Chicago sleuth and
Death & Vengeance (1996, three
Russian immigrants are killed) offers a later installment of the man in
action. Both are entertaining,
well-rounded, if predictable works that are miles away from the NBC Mystery
Movie, but if you like him, might want to give them a look.
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. Trailers are the only extras.
- Nicholas Sheffo