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Sin City [DVD] [Canadian]

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  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • Adapted from Frank Miller's graphic novels, SIN CITY is Robert Rodriguez's striking film noir infused with fantasy, taking place in a world where it is eternally nighttime and everything is drenched in rain and violence. Using a unique combination of silvery black and white digital photography with occasional flashes of bright color for dazzling punctuation, Rodriguez employs green screen techniques and paints a backdrop around each scene, using Miller's co-direction as his cue to match the original setting as closely as possible. Three stories weave together, occasionally overlapping. With lines delivered flatly in the hard-boiled style of Raymond Chandler, these tales are about crime, love, loss, and being preternaturally tough. In the most caustically dramatic segment, Mickey Rourke plays the fearlessly lovestruck Marv, a trenchcoat-clad beast who falls in love with prostitute Goldie (Jaime King) only to find her murdered by a demonic cannibal (Elijah Wood). In another segment, Bruce Willis plays Hartigan, a rogue cop with a "bum ticker" whose goal in life is to save Nancy (Jessica Alba), an innocent stripper, from a murderous rapist (Nick Stahl). The third segment stars Clive Owen as a detective caught between murdered cop Jackie Boy (Benicio Del Toro) and a slew of lethally dangerous vixens lead by Gail (Rosario Dawson). With blood spurting white, yellow, and yes even red; a roster of hot actors that goes on and on; and sound editing that makes you feel like you're the one being punched in the face, SIN CITY is a gift for fans of Miller's art, loaded with style and grit.
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  • Credits
    Bruce Willis, Jamie King, James King, Jaime King, Frank Miller, Jessica Alba, Rosario Dawson, Benicio Del Toro, Clive Owen, Mickey Rourke, Brittany Murphy, Nick Stahl, Alexis Bledel, Devon Aoki, Elijah Wood, Michael Clarke Duncan, Carla Gugino, Michael Madsen
  • Critic Reviews
    "Right now it looks like one of the movies that will define its year even more than the KILL BILL duo did."
    USA Today

    "[I]t's like a comic book brought to life and pumped with steroids....It's a visualization of the pulp noir imagination, uncompromising and extreme. Yes, and brilliant."
    Chicago Sun-Times

    "Rodriguez delivers a sumptuous computer-generated vision of Miller's hardboiled fantasy universe....A perfect slice of gleefully violent 21st-century film noir for sick, twisted pop culture aficionados everywhere."
    Uncut

    "SIN CITY is consistently gorgeous..."
    Sight and Sound

    "This was a groundbreaking movie for both its look and how that look was achieved."
    Premiere

    "Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller's all-digital uber-noir gets a blowout DVD-ing..."
    Movieline's Hollywood Life

    Ranked #5 in Rolling Stone's "Top 25 DVDs Of 2005' -- "[T]he film captures the dazzling monochrome of Frank Miller's graphic novels."
    Rolling Stone

    "[A] jazzy-looking screen translation..."
    Entertainment Weekly

    "Credit first goes to Robert Rodriquez, a tirelessly innovative director who thrives on doing things the rules say he can't....A bold, uncompromised vision."
    Rolling Stone

    Ranked #10 in Uncut's Best Films Of 2005 -- "Rodriguez creates a visual masterpiece, an entirely digital rendition of the comic-book world."
    Uncut

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