2 videodiscs (129 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
An alcoholic, failed attorney is reduced to ambulance chasing. A friend gives him a supposedly easy malpractice case which becomes a last chance to redeem himself and his career.
Based on the novel: The Verdict / by Barry Reed. Originally released as a motion picture in 1982. Program notes on container insert includes background on the production history of the film, and short excerpts from both "Paul Newman : a Biography" by Eric Lax and the original theatrical press materials. Special features (disc 1): Optional audio commentary by Lumet and Newman. Special features (disc 2): "The making of The Verdict" featuring movie clips, production stills, and interviews with various cast and crew (9 min.); "Paul Newman : The craft of acting" an interview with Newman (9 min.); "Sidney Lumet : The craft of directing" interviews with Lumet, Newman (11 min.); "Milestones in cinema history : The Verdict" with notes and commentary on events before, during, and after the film's creation (22 min.); "Hollywood Backstories : The Verdict" AMC featurette with Lumet, Newman, Mason, Brown, Zanuck, Harris, film historian Leonard Maltin, biographer Elena Oumano (23 min.). ; stills gallery; "The films of Paul Newman" with the original theatrical trailers of "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" (1 min.), "From the Terrace" (3 min.), "Hombre" (3 min.), "The Hustler" (3 min.), "The Long Hot Summer" (3 min.), "Quintet" (2 min.), "The Towering Inferno" (2 min.), and "What a Way to Go" (3 min.); "The Verdict" theatrical release trailer (2 min.). "Dual layer"--Container.
In English, dubbed French or dubbed Spanish; with optional English or Spanish subtitles. Closed-captioned.
System Details Note
DVD, region 1; Dolby Digital stereo (English)., Dolby Digital mono (French or Spanish).
The Law in Movies DVD collection
Music, Johnny Mandel ; film editor, Peter Frank ; director of photography, Andrzej Bartkowiak.
Paul Newman, Charlotte Rampling, Jack Warden, James Mason, Milo O'Shea, Lindsay Crouse, Edward Binns, Julie Bovasso.