Made only a few years after the actual murders, director Fleischer used split-screens with multiple panels to good effect, although the technique originally was resisted.
Tony Curtis, known mainly for light romantic comedies or sword-and-sandal movies, was an unusual (and originally ridiculed) choice as the lead character Albert DeSalvo, outwardly a mild family man, but very troubled on the inside. Apparently DeSalvo blocked out the killings, and was not even aware he was the killer - until he finally cracks in the last scene. Although Curtis doesn't appear till halfway through, he carries the movie from there on out. His performance got much critical acclaim, though ignored at oscar time.
Other big names include Henry Fonda and George Kennedy, and other notable minor roles such as Murray Hamilton, Jeff Corey, Sally Kellerman (debut) and James Brolin.
Widescreen picture and sound are good. I imagine the person with a sync problem needed to do what I do on occasion - rewind a second or two, then play forward. That seems to clear up un-sync any time it happens to me. I'm sure it is the player, not the movie.
DVD features include a short "Movie Tone" news reel with some missing sound, a good 20 minute "AMC Backstory" with interviews by cast and crew, and a handful of trailers for various movies.
Rated "R" for one use of the "F" word and some quick shots of bare breasts. This movie was made when synonyms for "a gay man" were routinely used, and they are used here - but Amazon has chosen to censor them, thus --->(...)
A good one.