New Line has delivered a great DVD in Blow, the third release in its Infinifilm series. The Johnny Depp-starring film about the rise and fall of a cocaine dealer has never looked better. The picture is top-flight, presented in a 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen format. Sound is decent, offered in Dolby Digital 5.1, but in a film as dialogue-heavy as this one, one won't notice it as much. The extras are the true superstars here. The Infinifilm series invites viewers to "go beyond the movie" by offering features that shed light not only on the film's production, but also on its subject matter. Included on the disc is an interview with George Jung, the real person on whom the film is based; a commentary from Jung and director Ted Demme; "Lost Paradise," an in-depth look at the Columbian drug trade; a six-minute featurette on drug addiction; deleted scenes; and a production diary, among many others. With the Infinifilm feature, many of these features can be accessed during the film itself, taking viewers to features relevant to the scene in question. The DVD is excellent in all respects and is well worth the money. Hopefully, other studios will follow New Line's lead and include more than just EPK material on their DVDs.
George Jung interviews by director Ted Demme
Lost Paradise: cocaine's impact on Columbia
Addition: body and soul
Trivia subtitle track with direct access to additional features
Script-to-screen access to the film
Link to original website
Exclusive access to online Infinifilm features
Commentary with director Ted Demme and George Jung
"Blow" is an EXCELLENT movie. If memory serves correct, I did see this in the movie theatre, BUT definitely remember buying the DVD and watching it at home; it has that Scorsese look and feel and made in the mold of his movies like his "Goodfellas" and "casino" movies. And as always, Depp is great. Too bad it was not nominated for many awards. I bought this again, but this time on bluray, due to a couple reasons: 1- was a BEST BUY (cheap price) at my local Best Buy store, and, 2- I used to work and live in Colombia, South America and even drove by Pablo Escobar's house in Medellin. I LOVE THIS MOVIE anyway. Moves fast. PLUS!, it is a true story. AND the extra features on the bluray are fantastic! It has more extras than the dvd. And the bluray picture and sound are much better than the dvd. BUT just could not resist re-buying because BEST BUY had the cheapest and the BEST price for this movie. So, "BLOW" on into BEST BUY, and pickup your bluray copy of "BLOW"! And INHALE this movie! It will make you feel "excited" and "good"! ADIOS, amigos! Disfrute!, ah, ENJOY!
Based on the real life story of George Jung, who in a few short years would become the largest cocaine dealer in America, but whose precipitous fall from grace and wealth makes this a must-see film. I have yet to see a bad performance from Depp--that alone should be a qualification to view this movie.
I enjoyed this movie from start to finish! It shows a life that started from the bottom and worked his way up to the top. Then back to a normal (or somewhat of a normal life). Very interesting movie. Great group of actors! Was also based on a true story! Worth checking out if your into crime movies!
Blow is a terrific look at one of the largest drug cartels ever to exist. Johnny Depp is brilliant in this film and it's strange to think that underneath all of his colorful and over the top characters that he is a tremendous actor.