Jackie Brown (DVD - 2002) By the time Quentin Tarantino got to Jackie Brown , an overlong Elmore Leonard adaptation, he already had plenty of cameras on his tail. As… Jackie Brown (DVD - 2002) By the time Quentin Tarantino got to Jackie Brown , an overlong Elmore Leonard adaptation, he already had plenty of cameras on his tail. As…
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Jackie Brown (2002)

Pam Grier, Jackie Brown (Movie - 1997) | PAM'S PISTOL Grier takes aim in ''Jackie Brown''
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PAM'S PISTOL Grier takes aim in ''Jackie Brown''
EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Aug 20, 2002; DVD Release Date: Aug 20, 2002; Movie Rated: R; Genres: Drama, Mystery and Thriller; With: Pam Grier and Samuel L. Jackson

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.

Originally posted Aug 20, 2002 Published in issue #668-669 Aug 23, 2002 Order article reprints
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