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29 April 2014

Facets Video investigates William Friedkin's THE PEOPLE VS. PAUL CRUMP (review)

Facets Video brings to DVD for the first time William Friedkin's first film in a new HD restoration.  Paul Crump was implicated in a daring payroll robbery that resulted in the killing of a guard.  Based on the testimony of a witness who claimed to recognize his voice, another suspect who himself was accused of the murder, and a confession extracted with police brutality, Crump became the youngest man on Death Row.  Amidst thirteen stays of execution, Crump became a changed man under the guidance of a rehabilitation-minded warden, but he was due for another appointment with the electric chair.  Director William Friedkin - then a TV filmmaker for a Chicago news station - heard about Crump's case and decided to make a film that would prove his innocence.

REVIEW LINK: Facets Video (US) Region 0 NTSC DVD (DVDBeaver)

THE PEOPLE VS. PAUL CRUMP DVD specs:
  • 4:3 non-anamorphic 1.33:1 fullscreen (original aspect ratio)
  • English Dolby Digital 2.0 mono
  • Collector's Booklet

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