The Two Jakes (1990) Collector's Edition
DVD9 | VIDEO_TS | NTSC, 16:9 (720x480) VBR | 02:17:24 | 7.9 Gb
Audio: English AC3 5.1 @ 448 Kbps; AC3 2.0 @ 192 Kbps (each): English, French, Spanish, Portuguese
Subs: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese
Genre: Mystery, Drama, Modern Noir
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.