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Frank Miller's Sin City

"Frank Miller's Sin City" is a high contrast tour de force cinematic adaptation of Frank Miller's hugely popular and wickedly grotesque graphic novel homage to the hard-boiled style of Dashell Hammett and Mickey Spillane. Director Robert Rodriquez teams up with Miller and Quentin Tarantino to direct a TKO of a movie that resonates with Tarantino's awe-inspiring "Kill Bill" pictures. Mickey Rourke, Bruce Willis, Benicio Del Toro, Michael Madsen, Elijah Wood, Josh Hartnett, Rutger Hauer, Rosario Dawson, and Jessica Alba are just some of the dream cast playing unpredictable characters that take your breath away. Filmed with state-of-the-art special effects "Sin City" is a lush stylized dark and gritty film that weaves together three Frank Miller stories ("The Big Fat Kill," "The Hard Goodbye" and "That Yellow Bastard") with visually striking results that threaten to addict audiences to the movie for repeated viewing. It's a film that lives on in your memory like a fantasy nightmare where real living people morph into super-action visions of beguiling elegant brutality. Special features include only a short featurette. A bonus laden special edition is due out in time for Christmas. Aspect ratio is 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen, with sound quality delivered in standard Dolby Digital Surround 5.1. (Movie - Five Stars, DVD features - Zero Stars) Rated R, 146 mins. (Buena Vista Home Video)

September 25, 2005 | Permalink