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Blu-ray Review - Compulsion

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1959's "Compulsion" goes out of its way to avoid naming Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb as its inspiration for a tale of murder and intellectualism, but this adaptation of Meyer Levin book dramatizes most details from the heinous crime committed by the frightfully rational duo. It's a story that was already worked over in Alfred Hitchcock's "Rope," but "Compulsion" has a more direct link to the Leopold and Loeb case, with director Richard Fleischer going the "Law and Order" route as the details of a crime are examined in full before the tale turns into a courtroom showdown where punishment is debated, not innocence. Read the rest at Blu-ray.com

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