Jackie Brown: Kobal Collection
Brian M. Raftery
August 20, 2002 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Jackie Brown (DVD - 2002)

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
R
performer
Pam Grier, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert De Niro, Bridget Fonda, Robert Forster, Michael Keaton, Chris Tucker
director
Quentin Tarantino
author
Quentin Tarantino
genre
Drama, Mystery and Thriller

We gave it a B

By the time Quentin Tarantino got to Jackie Brown, an overlong Elmore Leonard adaptation, he already had plenty of cameras on his tail. As a result, the special edition DVD is just as ephemera-packed, with plenty of on-set footage, TV specials, and deleted scenes (the movie itself remains an enjoyable diversion, buoyed by Robert Forster’s somber turn as an aging bail bondsman). The disc’s coolest offering is a collection of vintage movie trailers featuring Forster and costar Pam Grier in such midnight-screening staples as ”Alligator” and ”The Big Doll House.” It’s a fitting ode to the director’s video-scholar roots, and a reminder of what independent film was like before the early ’90s, when the geeks inherited the earth.

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