|Release Date:||September 24, 2002|
|Running Time:||1 hour 46 minutes|
Full frame format
|Video Format:||Pan-And-Scan (1.33:1)
English (Dolby Digital 2.0)
|Subtitles:||English, Spanish, French.
|Casing:||1-Disc Keep Case
The DiscFunny deadpan performance by Burt Reynolds in an otherwise so-so crime thriller. Dyan Canon is always welcome in my DVD collection. Good picture and sound. No real extras. High priced for a vanilla DVD.
I wish the DVD had been in widescreen format. The box says that the DVD was remastered in High Definition Full Frame Format. I don't know what that's all about, I've seen Columbia's Superbit DVDs and this picture doesn't come close to it. Some delineation problems. A few artifacts present.
"Shamus" has a nice score by Jerry Goldsmith. The music and dialogue all sounded fine. Nice balance between the ranges. No distortion. No real use of the surround sound feature.
Menu has a retro 70s design. Nothing special. Easy to navigate.
There are no real extras. There are trailers for "Snatch," "Bad Boys" and a cool 70s comedy with James Caan, Eliot Gould, Diane Keaton and Michael Caine called "Harry and Walter Go to New York." There isn't even a trailer for "Shamus." What's up with that?
"Shamus" is a bit high-priced for a vanilla DVD. Fans of Burt Reynolds, who remember the film fondly will eat it up. Others may want to rent it first.