Blow [WS] [DVD] [2001]

  • SKU: 4249076
  • Release Date: 09/11/2001
  • Rating: R
  • 4.7 (146)
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.
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Overall Customer Rating:
4.7
98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (142 out of 146)

Special Features

  • 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
  • Deleted scenes with director commentary
  • Character outtakes
  • Ted Demme's production diary
  • Nikka Costa music video "Push and Pull"
  • Teaser and theatrical trailer
  • Cast and crew filmogrphies

Synopsis

Blow
Following the life of cocaine-trafficking pioneer George Jung in a way that recalls Martin Scorsese's Casino, Blow recounts the man's days from his 1950s childhood in Boston to his downfall in the 1980s. George (played by Johnny Depp) begins his life as the son of Fred (Ray Liotta), an earnest breadwinner, and Ermine (Rachel Griffiths), who frequently walks out on them in pursuit of a more fulfilling life. When George moves west to California in the late '60s, accompanied by best pal Tuna (Ethan Suplee), he becomes an entrepreneur in the marijuana business, which soon spreads to the East Coast as well, with girlfriend Barbara (Franka Potente) smuggling the product during her stewardess shifts. George is arrested in 1972 -- at which time Barbara dies of cancer -- but George finds a new ally in Diego (Jordi Molla), who proposes the idea that he become the American conduit for Colombian kingpin Pablo Escobar (Cliff Curtis). George flourishes in the heyday of the disco era, and falls for Mirtha (Penelope Cruz), a self-serving bombshell who eventually has a daughter with him. Trouble escalates as the FBI threatens to bring George and his crew down, while he desperately tries to be a stable parent to his young offspring. Blow also features Paul Reubens and Max Perlich in featured roles. ~ Jason Clark, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Johnny Depp
    Johnny Depp - George Jung
  • Jordi Mollà
    Jordi Mollà - Diego Delgado
  • Franka Potente
    Franka Potente - Barbara
  • Rachel Griffiths
    Rachel Griffiths - Ermine Jung
  • Ray Liotta
    Ray Liotta - Fred Jung

Overall Customer Rating

4.7 out of 54.7
146 Reviews
98%of customers recommend this product.

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