The Human Factor

The Human Factor

George Kennedy
Director: Edward Dmytryk Cast: George Kennedy
George Kennedy
, John Mills
John Mills
, Raf Vallone
Raf Vallone
Edward Dmytryk

DVD (Wide Screen / Color)

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A flawed but interesting thriller that received a brief theatrical release before disappearing following the bankruptcy of Bryanston Pictures (an independent studio that was reportedly launched by racketeers looking to shelter the money they'd made distributing a number of pornographic features, including Deep Throat), The Human Factor finally re-emerges thanks to this DVD release from Dark Sky Films. The Human Factor has been given a letterboxed transfer to disc in the widescreen aspect ratio of 1.85:1, which has also been enhanced for anamorphic playback on widescreen monitors; while the source materials are clean enough, the colors are muddy and slightly off balance, leaving the image looking indifferent at best. The audio has been mastered in Dolby Digital Stereo, preserving the original monophonic sound mix on two tracks, and the results are good if not outstanding. The dialogue is in English, with no multiple language options or subtitles included. As a bonus, this disc includes an interview with star George Kennedy, in which he discusses his background in show business, his acting style and his work on this film, and for the most part this digital-shot documentary looks better than the feature it accompanies. Also filling out the disc is a gallery of stills and advertising art, and a television spot advertising the movie. While there are a handful of film fans who will find The Human Factor interesting, it's hard not to wish Dark Sky had either tracked down a better looking print of this film or done a bit more work to repair the color flaws for this release.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/31/2006
UPC: 0030306812694
Original Release: 1975
Rating: R
Source: Dark Sky Films
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen, Color]
Time: 1:36:00
Sales rank: 33,025

Special Features

"The Kennedy Factor: An Interview With George Kennedy"; TV spot; Still gallery

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
George Kennedy John Kinsdale
John Mills Mike McAllister
Raf Vallone Dr. Lupo
Arthur Franz Gen. Fuller
Rita Tushingham Janice
Frank Avianca Kamal
Haydee Politoff Pidgeon
Tom Hunter Taylor
Barry Sullivan Edmonds
Conchita Airoldi Sandra Pallavicini
West Buchanan Aldo
Lewis Charles Mr. Gerardi
Vincenzo Crocitti Lupo's Driver
Robert Lowell Eddy Fonseca
Shane Rimmer Carter, CIA

Technical Credits
Edward Dmytryk Director
Frank Avianca Producer
Roy Charman Sound/Sound Designer
Ray Frift Asst. Director
Tom Hunter Screenwriter
Terry Lens Producer
Ennio Morricone Score Composer
Peter Mullins Production Designer
Peter Powell Screenwriter
Ousama Rawi Cinematographer
Alan Strachan Editor

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Human Factor
1. Opening [8:48]
2. Mystery Murders [5:48]
3. Investigating the Homicide [5:19]
4. End of War [5:16]
5. A Matter Taken in His Own Hands [5:28]
6. A Second Attack [5:00]
7. Suspects [6:54]
8. Hamshahri [5:33]
9. Losing Support [4:23]
10. The Chase [8:12]
11. Save the Americans [5:34]
12. A New Plan [6:03]
13. One Step Ahead [7:09]
14. Hunt for Revenge [5:22]
15. Supermarket Vendetta [9:33]
16. End Credits [1:25]

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