DVD - 2010
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A beautiful female college student is found dead in a public park. The police soon discover that her murder may have been racially motivated.


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Jul 02, 2016

I have a fairly new blu-ray player. All I had to do was hit the subtitles button. I do agree with the person who commented before me, too many times something is listed as CC and no matter what I do, nothing happens. This movie is definitely old school but still good.

Apr 20, 2014

The catalog entry is incorrect: there are no closed-captions available with this DVD. (True to form, another Janus films release inaccessible for the hearing impaired. Janus specialize in DVD issues of older and classic movies, many of which are especially appealing to older movie goers/watchers. Yet numerous Janus releases have no closed-captions).

Apr 05, 2014

If your chosen cause in life is to hunt out racism wherever you can find it then you will probably miss out on being able to enjoy this wonderfully made and acted film. I do not promote racism but neither am I going to start shrieking when I hear the "n" word. "Sapphire" is a top notch film directed by the incomparable Basil Dearden. Maybe it was made not to promote any particular social cause but maybe it was. Who knows for sure and what difference would it make if you are on of the poster carrying people? But it got the British people out of their homes and into the theatres. American theater owners were waiting for their copies. The acting is wonderful. The story line is plausible. Try not to criticize it too much. They were just as human in 1959 as they are in 2014.

brendancarlson Sep 28, 2012

A good murder mystery that addresses racial tensions in 1950's England. Thankfully, it's integral to the story and isn't annoyingly preachy. 92 minutes seems to go by in 30 minutes thanks to a well well written story and a tight script

voisjoe1 Jul 24, 2011

Via a murder investigation, we get an excellent portrayal of the various racial attitudes of 1950's London.


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