Columbia Tristar/1993//102m/ANA,WS 1.85.FS1.33
|Bruce Willis stars as a cop hot on the trail of a serial murderer. The catch
is, he comes from a family of cops and he believes the killer is a cop. It doesn't take
long for the action to begin with a terrific car chase through some bumpy Pittsburgh
settings. There's nothing very original in Striking Distance, but it plays with
energy and gloss.
The script covers a period of a couple of years. The first part is the pursuit of the killer, Tommy ex-communication from the community of cops, and a dubious arrest and conviction of the killer. Two years later, with Hardy reassigned from the detective bureau to river patrol and rescue, the killings start again. One might question why they have ceased for two years and simply start up again, but let's not quibble. Hardy's reassignment provides opportunity for some good river chases, but nothing compares to that dynamic opening car chase.
Striking Distance is one beauty of a DVD. Another anamorphic gem from Columbia Tristar, the image is so clean I totally forget I was watching video. Night scenes have more snap and punch. Colors are intense and tightly controlled. Shadow detail is simply perfect. The 2-channel Dolby Digital soundtrack crackles with well located information. Bass is deep and tight.
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