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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars "Jagged Edge" on BLU RAY - Compatibility Issues On The 'US' Disc - Euro Alternative Available To 'UK' Buyers...
I can remember "Jagged Edge" at the cinema and how it blew the audience away - two top actors with great material (especially the convincing twist).

However you will probably notice that most of the reviews are for the `DVD'. And if you want to upgrade to BLU RAY and live in the UK - it poses a problem on the one hand...and a sometimes pricey alternative on the...
Published 13 months ago by Mark Barry

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3.0 out of 5 stars Blunt edge
Bit dated but worth a viewing if nothing else to watch. storyline not the best but ok. Ending the best.
Published on 12 April 2013 by Kevin Maloney


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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars "Jagged Edge" on BLU RAY - Compatibility Issues On The 'US' Disc - Euro Alternative Available To 'UK' Buyers..., 20 Mar. 2014
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Mark Barry "Mark Barry" (London) - See all my reviews
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I can remember "Jagged Edge" at the cinema and how it blew the audience away - two top actors with great material (especially the convincing twist).

However you will probably notice that most of the reviews are for the `DVD'. And if you want to upgrade to BLU RAY and live in the UK - it poses a problem on the one hand...and a sometimes pricey alternative on the other...

The American BLU RAY issue on Image Entertainment is REGION A LOCKED - so it won't play on our machines unless they're chipped to be 'all regions' (which few are). But there's a EURO alternative on BLU RAY (I think it's a German Region B release) that will work without playback problems and has a good picture.

Unfortunately it's not cheap. Look on Amazon.de for a good price and check the seller does 'International Shipping'.

Or it's wait until someone sees fit to release this 'typewriter' classic on BLU RAY on this side of the pond at a more reasonable price...
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Sharp film, serrated ending., 18 Nov. 2011
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Spike Owen "John Rouse Merriott Chard" (Birmingham, England.) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Jagged Edge [DVD] (DVD)
Sharp film, serrated ending.
Teddy Barnes is a conflicted lawyer, still reeling from the dubious methods of a colleague, she takes on the defence of Jack Forrester, who is accused of murdering his wife with a jagged edged knife. Gradually falling for Jack's seductive powers, Teddy falls in love with the man she now has to defend, her problems it seems, are about to become far far worse.

Jagged Edge, directed by Richard Marquand, starring Glenn Close (Teddy), Jeff Bridges (Jack), Robert Loggia (Sam Ransom) and Peter Coyote (Thomas Krasny), is bringing nothing new to the table of a much replicated genre. It does however boast brilliant acting, a tremendous screenplay (Joe Eszterhas) and a production value that demands it be viewed with less than cynical eyes. That it is written by Eszterhas is obvious when looking at the structure of the picture, death, sex, troubled romance, greed and that old devil called obsession (Basic Instinct anyone?), yet aided by a competent director and an exemplary cast, Jagged Edge shines brighter than most other films of its ilk.

It looks a little frayed (not jagged) around the edges now, but that is purely because of the advent of time and the ream of thrillers using this format that have followed this piece. If one (such as I) can transport oneself back to the 80s and view Jagged Edge on its original terms, then its easy to recognise just what a well put together picture it is. Close and Bridges are superb, whilst Robert Loggia steals the picture from under their noses, his interplay with Close is a particular highlight. In spite of some less than great twists and unsubtle scapegoat placings, Jagged Edge succeeds because you are there at the finale, and because its held you in its grip all along, you (hopefully) have invested yourself with these characters, you simply just have to know, for better or worse!

The ending was cause for much discussion back in the day, and viewing it now it still feels like a moment of cheek mixed in with some form of clarity, but rest assured it works well, as does, funnily enough, the whole film. No world beater here, but highly accomplished and worth the time of any thriller obsessed movie fan. 7/10
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Unethical to the utmost end, 13 Aug. 2014
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This review is from: Jagged Edge [DVD] [1986] (DVD)
You will believe in it all along and at the end you will say you knew it all the time, but you will be lying and you must not tell a lie because you are under oath, and you have cut the cherry tree down, really and indeed.

It is not another film on justice, on the "miscarriage" of a prosecution and the biased bigotry of a prosecutor who had a black man in one case and then the perfect social climber in another case. Strangely enough that prosecutor just neglects some elements that should have prompted an investigation for a serial killer, but then the case would have evaded his political hands (Elections! Elections! Elections!) and the FBI would have come into the picture, maybe, since they were just starting to speak of profiling in Quantico, Virginia.

The subject of this film is how easy it is to manipulate American justice and even American judges if you have a good lawyer and if you can manipulate your lawyer into believing you. And that's the whole case. Add to that some unprofessional elements and you have the American trap for everyone instead of justice.

The ex-prosecutor who is playing defense councilor has forgotten all her ethics in her bathroom one happy morning and she has the relation with her client that is strictly forbidden by all rules, mega rules and mini rules even. So she creates a pure hellish pit for herself and everyone else in this society, leaving a sociopath and psychopath social climbing serial killer on the run.

I can't say more without deflowering your virginal interest for the end, but be sure we knew it all along and yet it is not exactly what we had foreseen and predicted in our mind, not at all even because. . . in my deepest and most trustworthy mind of mine we could have sworn it was a little more complex.

Enjoy the suspended suspense that is blown up at the end into thousands of shattereens.

Dr Jacques COULARDEAU
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Charming deceiver suffers reversal of fortune, 17 April 2012
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Christopher Vowles (Shropshire) - See all my reviews
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What a satisfying thriller! If you've ever known someone who is very attractive and deploys charm to get their own way whilst being, in truth, malevolent, this movie is irresistable. A well-constructed plot keeps nothing certain until the end. And the scene where Glenn Close types a test word on a typewriter and thus discovers a terrifying truth is, in my opinion, a coup de cinema.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Jagged Edge Review, 24 Nov. 2009
This review is from: Jagged Edge [DVD] [1986] (DVD)
Classic coutroom/murder drama starring Jeff Bridges and Glenn Close simmering as accused and defending lawyer who become lovers. But did he do it? Lots of sub-plot and sexual tension. Great acting and a neat twist. Highly recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Jagged Edge, 11 Jun. 2013
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Tense, suspension, thrilling - a great movie that will have you hanging on the edge of your chair !!!
Did he do it ??
You will have to watch the film and the twists in the film ......
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6 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars He is *not* a psychopath! He is a *iceman.* He is a *monster., 30 Dec. 2008
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Peter Wade (Colchester England) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Jagged Edge [DVD] [1986] (DVD)
I am not a great fan of who whodunits as sometimes the story becomes so complicated that you don't care who did it in any event.

This was a slick performance however by the scriptwriter, Glenn Close and Jeff Bridges.

It starts with the murder then we have the love story between the accused and the lawyer. The story becomes more complicated and tense.

She court scenes are good as US court dramas have plenty of sustaineds, overruleds and approaching the bench which we have grown to love from LA law.

The evidence and witnesses are torn to pieces. YOu must remmeber when you are in court to stick to your evidence and never ever admit the possiblity that your evidence is wrong.

You must remember when you are in the box that the minute you admit the thought put forward by counsel is a possiblity then the evidence all goes down the drain.

We have not evidence to believe that the accused did it but he had the motive, opportunity etc. The story hots up and we still do not know who did it even after the verdict has been returned.

Then the finale has the reveal and even up to that point it could have one of two people.

It is good, tense dramatic stuff and keeps you on the edge of your seat.

When you think about the ending it is all a bit implausible but the job of the scriptwriter is for you to suspend belief.

Worthy of a look and maybe a second look when you know the answer to see where all the clues were.

Joe Eszterhas was a very highly paid script writer in his time so he knows his stuff and Basic Instinct was a very popular film which every one used to talk about because of the one infamous scene. Very clever, very watchable.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great DVD, 22 May 2014
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Mrs. Lm Lupton (Ilkley, West Yorkshire, UK) - See all my reviews
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Seen this film a long time ago, remembered it and ordered it, was still a great movie thankyou, nice to do business with you
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4.0 out of 5 stars good watch, 14 Mar. 2014
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A bit dated but still a really good watch to add to my DVD collection as it was a cheap price , would recommend
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3.0 out of 5 stars Blunt edge, 12 April 2013
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Bit dated but worth a viewing if nothing else to watch. storyline not the best but ok. Ending the best.
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