Reviewer's Rating 4 out of 5  
Jade DVD (2000)

Fans of the unique writing abilities of Joe Eszterhas will be delighted that "Jade" is available on DVD. Unfortunately there is no personal insight from him on the disc.

Directed by William Friedkin, this is a good-looking film that shines on DVD. It's presented in a full screen transfer that is surprisingly sharp and rich with colour. The scenes of bloodstained frenzy are equally deep in texture.

Even more impressive is another superb 5.1 sound mix from Paramount. Particularly good is the ballroom scene in chapter two that fills the speakers with party guests who chatter and laugh around you to disconcerting effect. The rest of the movie really gives your rear speakers plenty to do, with the car chase in chapter 11 a suitably noisy experience.

The only extra on the disc is the original trailer, which looks surprisingly unexciting given that it's for an Eszterhas movie.

Chapters: 16
Ratio: 1.33:1
Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1
Extra Features: Scene selection, trailer multiple languages, subtitles, English for the hearing impaired.

End Credits

Director: William Friedkin

Writer: Joe Eszterhas

Stars: David Caruso, Linda Fiorentino, Chazz Palminteri, Michael Biehn, Richard Crenna

Genre: Thriller

Length: 91 minutes

DVD: 6 November 2000

Country: USA