The Pelican Brief [DVD] 
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Adapted from a John Grisham best seller, this film stars Julia Roberts as sharp-witted law student Darby Shaw, who finds herself the target for murder when her thesis determining why two US justices were killed falls into the wrong hands. Supported by Washington-based journalist Gray Grantham (Denzel Washington), she seeks to find out who is behind the threats against her life, and bring them to justice.
Another John Grisham legal thriller comes to the screen, pairing Denzel Washington and Julia Roberts in a film directed by Alan J Pakula, who is known for dark-hued suspense pictures such as Klute, The Parallax View, All the President's Men, and Presumed Innocent. The Pelican Brief isn't up to the level of those films, but it is a perfectly entertaining movie about a law student (Roberts) whose life is endangered when she discovers evidence of a conspiracy behind the killings of two Supreme Court justices. She enlists the help of an investigative reporter (Washington) and the two become fugitives. The charisma and chemistry of the leads goes a long way toward compensating for the story's shortcomings, as does a truly impressive supporting cast that includes Sam Shepard, John Heard, James B Sikking, Tony Goldwyn, Stanley Tucci, Hume Cronyn, John Lithgow, William Atherton and Robert Culp. --Jim EmersonSee all Product Description
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The plot in many respects is extremely simple; two Supreme Court judges have been assassinated in what seems to be unrelated attacks. Legal student Darby Shaw with no other though than to investigate the deaths as a mental exercise in research, puts together a plausible explanation of why they judges have been killed, a theory which implicates both the White House and the FBI. Darby's partner Thomas Callahan (Sam Shepherd) shows the report to a friend in the FBI, who in turn shows it to the head of the FBI, who in turn shows it to the President. Unfortunately for Darby it would seem that her theory is somewhere too near to the truth for both the President and the FBI as a succession of various hit men and thugs are now trying to make Darby's brief and Darby herself disappear. Solace comes in the form of Washington Post journalist Gray Grantham (Denzil Washington) who comes to Darby's aid as they both try to uncover the truth and print the real version of events.
Amongst the various chases and thrills and spills it does become more than a little confusing as to who is chasing who and who is exactly on Darby's side.Read more ›
What did annoy me was that the DVD is two-sided. You have to watch half the film, then turn the DVD over to watch the other half. This isn't going to be enough to irritate everybody but it really irrited me, and I really wouldn't have bought it if I'd known about the format.
I'm the lazy type who likes to settle down, surrounded by food, and not get up again until the film is finished and there's no food left. Like I said, not going to bother everybody but still worth knowing.
None of my friends has ever come across a two-sided dvd, so they must be unusual, and it should be made much clearer.
The first few scenes were unwatchable as the screen was just too dark - muddled through, then would you believe half way through I had to turn the disc - which by the way is completely plain.
It is no more than a copy of a video, so would suggest that you don't waste your money on this and look for a remastered version - quite honestly it is going to be hitting the bin - it's my own fault I should have read the reviews.
Amazon do yourself a favour and stop selling DVDs of this quality, after having bought quite a few from you I am now slightly hesitant in purchasing any more.
It is well worth a watch and is a very fast moving edge of the seat drama, I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys well acted dramatic films.
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Didn't watch film immediately and when I came to watch it found it was badly recorded and began about 30 minutes into actual film.
Poor presentation. Read more
it does not work. prevents you from watching last one third of
the disk.will try again but am not optimistic
I wonder if it needs a follow up disc
Good film but the quality was awful and the movies was on both sides of dvd..strange i thought. shall get the blu ray version later 4 stars for that!Published 1 month ago by David Liggins