Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment has revealed that it is planning to bring to Blu-ray two classic films: Stuart Rosenberg's Brubaker (1980), starring Robert Redford, Yaphet Kotto, and Morgan Freeman, and Sidney Lumet's The Verdict (1982), starring Paul Newman, Charlotte Rampling, and Jack Warden. Street date is May 7th.
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Robert Redford stars in this potent drama based on the real life story of Tom Murton, the prison superintendent who rocked Arkansas politics when he exposed scandalous abuses and murders in a state prison. Posing as a new prisoner, Brubaker (Redford) discovers vast corruption in a state penitentiary before revealing himself to be the new warden. His personal crusade to bring reform puts him in grave danger, especially when he insists on exposing a series of secret murders that took place years earlier. Powerful and disturbing, Brubaker won acclaim for its gritty realism and Oscar-nominated screenplay.
Nominated for five Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actor. Frank Galvin is a boozy washed-up attorney with a losing streak a mile long. So when he's handed a lucrative out-of-court settlement, everyone expects him to take the money and run. But Frank is tired of running and recklessly brings the case to court...only to discover that if finding the whole truth is a little like trial an error, then finding real justice is a lot like trial by fire.
Paul Newman: The Craft of Acting
Milestones in Cinema History: The Verdict
Sidney Lumet: The Craft of Directing
Audio Commentary with Director Sidney Lumet and Star Paul Newman