Jason's Lyric [DVD] [1994]

Doug McHenry's urban drama Jason's Lyric comes to DVD with a widescreen transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. English and French soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital Surround. Subtitles are accessible in both of those languages as well. Supplemental materials include the original theatrical trailer and a collectible booklet. The film looks and sounds fine, although it could look and sound better. This is an acceptable, if run-of-the-mill DVD release from MGM/UA.
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Special Features

  • Collectible booklet
  • Original theatrical trailer


Jason's Lyric
This drama, set in a gritty part of Houston's outskirts, pits brother against brother as the two men try to cope with their childhood family tragedy. Jason and Joshua are opposites. Jason, an ambitious young TV salesman, is the straight arrow. Joshua, an aimless coke-head and frequently jailed petty criminal, is the black sheep. Their father, Maddog was a bitter and maimed Vietnam vet with a penchant for battering his wife, Gloria. To protect herself and her sons from Maddog, she throws him out of the house. In the ensuing fight one of the brothers fatally shoots Maddog. Jason is in love with Lyric, a feisty waitress. As he courts her, his brother Josh plans a bank robbery with his gang. In the end both brothers must face their past and do so in a violent shoot-out. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Allen Payne
    Allen Payne - Jason
  • Jada Pinkett Smith
    Jada Pinkett Smith - Lyric
  • Bokeem Woodbine
    Bokeem Woodbine - Joshua
  • Suzzanne Douglas
    Suzzanne Douglas - Gloria
  • Forest Whitaker
    Forest Whitaker - Maddog

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