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The Two Jakes is the much-delayed and rather convoluted sequel to the 1975 classic Chinatown. Released in 1990 after an abortive stab at shooting that began in the mid-'80s, the film was the subject of a creative feud between its principals, star Jack Nicholson, producer Robert Evans, and screenwriter Robert Towne. Private eye Jake Gittes (Jack Nicholson) is a middle-aged war hero, paunchy, snobbish about his golf game, and about to marry a lovely and much younger woman. Then a fleeting reference to a woman he once loved that he heard on a wire recording plunges him into a past he has tried to escape. It comes while he was spying on a philandering wife (Meg Tilly) and her paramour in her motel room for her husband, Jake Berman (Harvey Keitel). Then Berman shocks Gittes when he shoots his wife's lover. Gittes is doubly stunned when he learns that Berman was partners with the dead man in a subdivision that may contain huge oil deposits. So now Gittes wonders, was it justifiable homicide or murder? The answer lies in the wife (Madeleine Stowe) of the dead man, her shady oil baron friend (Richard Farnsworth), and in the past he has tried to avoid.~Nick Sambides, Jr.
Featurette: Jack on Jakes
Jack NicholsonJake Gittes
Harvey KeitelJake Berman
Meg TillyKitty Berman
Madeleine StoweLillian Bodine
Eli WallachCotton Weinberger
Frederic ForrestChuck Newty
Richard FarnsworthEarl Rawley
Tracey WalterTyrone Otley
Joe MantellLawrence Walsh
Paul A. DiCocco, Jr.
Will TynanJudge Dettmer
Van Dyke ParksFrancis Hannah
Sue CarltonMattie Rowley
Perry LopezCapt. Lou Escobar
Dean HillCop with Parrot
John Herman ShanerSaul
Lee WeaverCaddy #1
Jessica Z. DiamondReceptionist
Tom WaitsPlainclothes Policeman
Faye DunawayEvelyn Mulwray
Van Dyke ParksComposer (Music Score)
Jeremy RailtonProduction Designer
Richard SawyerProduction Designer
Richard SchreiberArt Director
Jerry WunderlichSet Designer
R.J. HohmanSpecial Effects
Post-Noir (Modern Noir)
The Two Jakes
Year of Release
Dolby Digital w/ sub-woofer channel, monaural, stereo
The Two Jakes is a really good and underrated movie. While it may not be the classic that Chinatown is, it is still a worthy follow up. Paramount has done a fine job with the blu ray, as the picture is great. The only drawback is that it’s missing the making of feature and trailer that was on the reissue dvd from a few years back. Definitely worth your time if you are a fan of Chinatown or of lead actor Jack Nicholson.
This review is from The Two Jakes [Blu-ray] 
I would recommend this to a friend
Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review
Owned for 1 week when reviewed.
Love this movie. I think it didn't garner a lot of praise because everyone compares it to the classic, "Chinatown". Of course it's no "Chinatown", but it stands up well on it's own merits. Excellent picture and sound quality as well.
This review is from The Two Jakes [Blu-ray]