In this legal-thriller based on the novel by John Grisham, several people involved in a court case against a gun manufacturer attempt to manipulate the jury for different reasons. Featuring a film transfer that preserves the original widescreen aspect ratio (a full-creen version was released simultaneously), the DVD for director Gary Fleder's Runaway Jury also allows viewers to select the original English soundtrack in Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound or French and Spanish dubbed Dolby Digital Stereo tracks. Along with English, Spanish, and French subtitles, the disc boasts a number of bonus features. Offering a glimpse into the making of the film, Fleder provides optional feature-length audio commentary, while stars Gene Hackman and Dustin Hoffman lend their voices to shorter scene-specific commentary tracks. For additional behind-the-scenes experiences, five featurettes are included, covering such areas of production as acting, cinematography, and editing. Finally, to see what landed on the cutting room floor, viewers are treated to a selection of deleted scenes that can be played with or without audio commentary by Fleder.
Full-length audio commentary by director Gary Fleder
Scene-specific commentary by Gene Hackman and Dustin Hoffman
Deleted scenes with commentary
Five featurettes covering the acting, cinematography, production design, editing, and making of the film
It had been a few years since I caught this movie in theaters but being a John Cusack, Rachel Weisz, Gene Hackman and Dustin Hoffman fan I can honestly say they bring their A game into this story. I read the novel way way back and enjoyed the story. The movie adaptation is well done though "The Firm" this is not. We'll worth watching!