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The Big Score (1983/Empire Pictures DVD)


Picture: C-     Sound: C     Extras: D     Film: C-



Despite hating the term Blaxploitation, here is Fred Williamson long after that cycle staring and directing the odd, dull street film The Big Score (1983) as he plays a cop who must fight the system when he was framed for money that suddenly goes missing.  Then Richard Roundtree shows up, as well as John Saxon, Bruce Glover and Ed Lauter.  Then it becomes a shootout movie with no point and the Gail Morgan Hickman screenplay thinks it has reinvented a dead cycle.  Instead, it scores very low as a film and is quickly forgettable.


The 1.33 X 1 image is as soft as an old analog transfer can be and is almost an outright disaster.  There is also damage and scratches on the print occurrently.  The Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono is flat and very aged, down a few generations like the image.  Nothing stands out either way.  A few stills are the only would-be extras.



-   Nicholas Sheffo


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