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Old 04-08-2015, 12:42 PM
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Matthew has reviewed 'Sharky's Machine'. Here's what he has to say about this Burt Reynolds classic's Blu-ray debut...

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Who doesn't want to see more Burt Reynolds at his best?













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Glad to see it in its correct aspect ratio at long last, but disappointed they didn't sit Burt down for a commentary.
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Glad to see it in its correct aspect ratio at long last, but disappointed they didn't sit Burt down for a commentary.
Exactly! This is probably the best "Burt as Burt" tough guy movies, they could have and should have gone full tilt boogie with this disc.
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Just saw Sharky's Machine (1981) on Blu; had never seen the film before, but had read the original novel (by William Diehl) back in the '90's. Beautiful print/picture quality, especially considering this is an older film.

This is an excellent action film/police procedural/thriller with an amazing jazz soundtrack; it reminds me more of a '70's film than '80's, which makes sense since early '80's films had a similar vibe/tone to '70's films. The film is also a superb & relatively faithful adaptation of the source material (the novel). Great scenes of early '80's downtown Atlanta as well.

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I was not surprised that Domino was not killed in that scene when the junkie hitman killed someone in her apartment...However, since I've never seen the film before - the scene when Sharky saw her come into the apartment (for the first time since he thought she was dead) was very surrealistic, since at first I thought he was imagining her.....


My favorite line in the film is when Sharky confronts the evil master criminal in the expensive restaurant, and states:

"I'm gonna pull the chain on you, pal. And you wanna know why? 'Cause you're f&%$#@ up my city. 'Cause you're walking all over people like you own them. And you wanna know the worst part? You're from out of state."

Classic!
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No supplements? UGH
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I was not surprised that Domino was not killed in that scene when the junkie hitman killed someone in her apartment...However, since I've never seen the film before - the scene when Sharky saw her come into the apartment (for the first time since he thought she was dead) was very surrealistic, since at first I thought he was imagining her.....
When I first saw it, I thought that part was going to turn out to
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be a dream. I thought she and Reynolds were going fall into each other's arms, make love, and then he'd wake up alone and realized he dreamt it.
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