The Getaway
Warner Bros. / 1972 / 118 Mins / Rated M15+


MOVIE
The Getaway is the story of Doc McCoy and his wife, after he gets out of the joint, he and his wife have to participate in a robbery with the local crime boss on a big bank. 

But what McCoy realizes is, he is being setup, so he double crosses the other bad guys and makes off with his wife and the money, to try and get to the Mexican border, while being chased by the cops as well as some really peeved hoods. 

The movie has some great car chases and shootouts as well. A good all round thriller/action flick.

VIDEO
All I can say is wow, here's a movie that was made in 1972 and the transfer looks as clean as something that was made this year. The picture is very clean and doe's not suffer from much MPEG noise at all, very nice. I'm impressed Warner Brothers.

This is a single sided, single layer disc.

The Getaway is framed at 2:35:1 and is 16:9 enhanced.

AUDIO
Only one sound format on this disc. Mono, ah what happened WB? While it sounds very nice and all, the movie feels flat because of no surround use. If you are a purist though you probably wouldn't give to hoots.
EXTRAS
The only extras on this disc are cast & production notes and there are no trailers whatsoever which makes the disc lose a few points in my book.

Subtitles include: English, Arabic, Closed Captions.

FINAL THOUGHTS
Great movie, great picture, pity about the sound and lack of extras. Only get if your into this type of movie or your a die hard DVD fanatic.

16:9 ENHANCEMENT DISC RATING

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Copyright 2000 by [Roger Ward].
Revised: 25 May 2000 14:34:12 +1100 .

DVD INFORMATION
Region Coding: Region 4
No of Discs: 1
OFLC Rating M15+
Running Time: 118 minutes
Case Type: Snapper Case
Release Date: 7/10/98
Catalog Number: 11122
List Price: $29.95
Distributor: Warner Bros.
DISC SPECIFICATIONS
Disc Format: PAL
Disc Type: Label Only
Disc Format: SS-SL
Chapters: 33
Macrovision: Yes
Manufacturer: WAMO
VIDEO SPECIFICATIONS
Aspect Ratio: 2:35:1
Anamorphic: Yes
Film Format: 35mm
SOUND SPECIFICATIONS
Dolby Digital:

1.0 Mono

DTS: None
PCM Stereo: None
Other: None
Languages: English
Subtitles: Yes
SPECIAL FEATURES
Audio Commentary: None
Theatrical Trailer: None
Teaser Trailer: None
TV Spots: None
Dolby Trailer: None
Documentary: None
Cast & Crew Bios: Yes
Deleted Scenes: None
Music Videos: None
DVD Rom Content: None
Collectable Booklet: None
Scene Access: Yes
Animated Menus: None
Production Notes: Yes
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