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Sunday, December 18, 2011

Physical Evidence (1989)

Physical Evidence
Vestron Video
Starring Burt Reynolds, Theresa Russell, Ned Beatty
Directed by Michael Crichton

  • Released by Vestron Video in 1989.
  • Burt Reynolds & Ned Beatty also worked together in "Deliverence" (1972). No pig squealing here though.
  • The cover artwork is done partly in a "gray wash". This technique was popularized by covers from DC Comics in the late 60's, early 70's and is usually used for courtroom dramas and erotic thrillers. The VHS covers for "The Accused", "Kiss Daddy Goodnight" and "The Morning After" are examples of "gray washing".
  • Theresa Russell plays a lawyer named "Jennifer Hudson", no sign of her lawyer boyfriend/sports entertainer, David Otunga.
  • This is one of those movies that I really enjoyed the first time I seen it in the late 80's but did not like when i watched it recently. Theresa Russell is still hot as hell and her hair is amazingly long in this film, which adds to her hotness, imo.
  • The tape features previews for a cheesy Ed Marinaro thriller, "Dead Aim" and "Little Monsters" starring Howie Mandel & Fred Savage.

    Ryan W. Featherston said...

    Little Monsters was supposed to have been released theatrically by Vestron Pictures, but Vestron sold the rights to MGM after the former company filed for bankruptcy. However, Vestron was able to hold on to some international (Non-North American) rights.

    Ryan W. Featherston said...

    Also, Dead Aim (AKA: Mace) is great stuff.