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Jackie Brown

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Pam Grier, Jackie Brown (Movie - 1997)
Jackie Brown: Kobal Collection

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.