Culp stages several impressive shootouts, including one in the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum at an ambushed meet-up and a climactic beach battle. Even in its more frenetic scenes though, Culp never loses the aura of desperation that colors the entire film and makes for a fascinating portrait of two haggard private eyes with nothing to lose.
The MGM Limited Edition Collection burn-on-demand disc is quite solid, presenting an image with reasonable sharpness and fairly bold color definition. The print used for the transfer is pretty clean, and its original 1.85:1 aspect ratio automatically sets it way ahead of the previous cropped DVD, which also featured a notoriously bad transfer. It’d be nice if MGM had seen fit to do more than relegate this one to the DVD-R heap, but it’s sure better than nothing.