Martin Scorsese's suspenseful reworking of the 1962 thriller stars Robert De Niro as a psychotic ex-con seeking vengeance against Nick Nolte, the attorney who represented him in a rape case. De Niro terrorizes Nolte, wife Jessica Lange and daughter Juliette Lewis, using the law to his own ends and forcing a violent final confrontation. With Joe Don Baker and the original's Robert Mitchum and Gregory Peck.
DVD128 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1, French Dolby Digital Surround, Spanish Dolby Digital Surround; "making of" documentary; deleted scenes; behind-the-scenes footage; photo gallery; production notes; biographies; DVD-ROM content; theatrical trailer; more. Two-disc set.
What I like?
This is one I went to mainly to have a look at the titles. As it is kind of rude to leave right after them, I sat through the film.
Very good indeed. Too much violence, yeah; one reason why I still like the old J. Lee Tompson version better.
Bernard Hermann's music was a treat, as well (not that Elmer Bernstein is half bad).