Inherent Vice [Includes Digital Copy] [UltraViolet] [DVD] [2014]

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  • Release Date: 04/28/2015
  • Rating: R
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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
87% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (113 out of 130)

Special Features


  • Special Trailers:
  • Los Paranoias
  • Shasta Fay
  • The Golden Fang
  • Everything In This Dream

Synopsis


Inherent Vice
Paul Thomas Anderson adapts Thomas Pynchon's celebrated detective novel in this Annapurna Pictures production. Joaquin Phoenix stars as Larry "Doc" Sportello, a pot-smoking private eye at the tail end of the psychedelic '60s who investigates a kidnapping case involving his old flame Shasta Fay Hepworth (Katherine Waterston) and her missing sugar daddy Mickey Wolfmann (Eric Roberts), a powerful real-estate mogul. In the course of his investigation Doc butts heads with Lt. Det. Christian F. "Bigfoot" Bjornsen (Josh Brolin), a part-time actor with a palpable distain for the free-love generation, and a reputation for committing civil-rights violations. Later, as clues to Wolfmann's disappearance begin to suggest a conspiracy involving the FBI and a mysterious underworld syndicate known as the Golden Fang, Doc seeks the help of his lawyer Sauncho Smilax, Esq. (Benicio Del Toro) and Deputy D.A. Penny Kimball (Reese Witherspoon). Meanwhile, Doc also agrees to search for Coy Harlingen (Owen Wilson), a reportedly deceased saxophone player who may not be as dead as rumors suggest, and who seems somehow tied to the ongoing Wolfmann investigation. Martin Short, Jena Malone, and Joanna Newsom co-star. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Joaquin Phoenix
    Joaquin Phoenix - Larry "Doc" Sportello
  • Josh Brolin
    Josh Brolin - Lt. Det. Christian F. "Bigfoot" Bjornsen
  • Katherine Waterston
    Katherine Waterston - Shasta Fay Hepworth
  • Eric Roberts
    Eric Roberts - Micky Wolfmann
  • Benicio Del Toro
    Benicio Del Toro - Sauncho Smilax, Esq.



Overall customer rating

4.1
87%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    PTA's Latest Arrives W/ Beautiful PQ/Few Features

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    MitchA20
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    Inherent Vice is yet another divisive film from a very divisive filmmaker, Paul Thomas Anderson (There Will Be Blood, The Master, Punch-Drunk Love). Those who do not fall into the rhythm of his latest, the first screen adaptation of Thomas Pynchon, will be stupefied at best, angry at worst. Those who can find the offbeat groove of the film, however, will be rewarded with a bevy of great comedic performances (led by Joaquin Phoenix continuing his unstoppable run of roles of the last few years), beautiful cinematography, and an eclectic late 60's soundtrack, both of which look and sound incredible on Warner Brothers' Blu-ray. The lack of in-depth special features is disappointing, a trio of short featurettes not matching the usual amount of behind-the-scenes materials the director brings to the home video releases of his films, but the film is strong enough to recommend on its own (and hopefully as an indicator of a release with more features in the future),

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    My favorite film of the decade so far

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    DWolfe47
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    A nice throwback to 60's/'70's filmmaking with a thick, often complicated Raymond Chandler-esque plot set at the tail end of the 1960's in post-Manson murders L.A. where everyone is the on the edge and government conspiracies are making way for the new era. The film's gorgeous cinematography really shines on the Blu-ray preserving the soft, shimmering grain levels of the film stock P.T. Anderson wisely chose to shoot this with. Extras are sadly light especially given how much insightful press was done for this film on YouTube which would have made great supplements to the release. But I won't let that affect my score too much as on the plus side the extra disc space goes towards the film's top-notch presentation.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This is a detective movie with a comedic twist.

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    ipsofacto
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    The movie is set in the 1970's in LA. The story revolves around Doc, a hippie type, private investigator and an LA detective called Bigfoot. At first The story seems like a straight forward "missing person" story, but the many twists and turns unfold to keep your interest through out the film. The characters dialog and their interactions all revolve around the 1970's drug culture in LA, The drug induced PI's internal dialog is a vehicle which singularly sets the movie apart from the norm and makes it a unique story and an interesting film. A fine performances by all involved, which makes this movie a five star event.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fun Little Opus from Paul Thomas Anderson

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    Ethanplus1
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    I'm a huge fan of Paul Thomas Anderson. This is the only picture of his I didn't see theatrically. Kinda bummed by that. Except for Boogie Nights & There Will Be Blood many of his films are hard to explain, have a long running time and/or have a cult fan base. VICE is all of the above. You really need to pay attention to what's going on and like THE MASTER, the viewer could benefit from multiple viewings. The story is quite simple: femme fatale seeks private detective to help solve a case, mixed with a little CHINATOWN & THE LONG GOODBYE. Funny, quirky and gorgeously shot. Performances are top notch.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Interesting and Enjoyable movie.

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    sloopy69
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    The cover of this movie caught my eye when it was first released but I held off purchasing it until recently due to the initial price of the BluRay. It finally paid off to keep watching for the price to be reduced. I was excited to buy this and take it home to watch even though I had no idea what the movie was about. I was definately going by the cover which looked like a fun watch. It was an unusual movie filled with many stars. Even after watching it I find it difficult to explain the story. I recommend this movie as it will keep your attention and it is a fun ride.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Slogged through it

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    smartjaw
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    It was an interesting exercise in filmmaking, and if you rea dsome other reviews, you might also glean that a confusing Thomas Pynchon novel has indeed been made into a confusing film. I felt like I understood the plot somewhat along the way, then the film would just throw in a scene that felt childish and unecessary. I am excited about the Ultraviolet version of discs, as I am a huge fan of being able to hold a physical copy (comes in handy when we go to remote parts of Maine and only have a Blu-Ray...no internet) and I can watch the digital copy while commuting.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Another home run

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    GKleinschmidt
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    PTA scores big again with Inherent Vice, his first faithful literary adaptation. Made when he was "tired of his own voice", it blends his astute cinematic sensibility with the zany world of Thomas Pynchon. The result is unlike anything else. You'll hear comparisons to The Big Lebowski and other "stoner noir" but the truth is it couldn't be more different. A frequently hilarious, outright bizarre labyrinth of plot lines and characters, Inherent Vice is one of the very best movies of 2014 and a sparkling new chapter in Anderson's illustrious career.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    High hopes but nope

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    JgbIntBass
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    Being a long-time fan of Thomas Pynchon, I had high hopes but there is so much missing from the movie that is in the book. There's no trip to Las Vegas and sadly no visit to El Sombrero or Tex Mecca. If anything, read the book first and then watch the DVD with subtitles on. Maybe if more music from 1970 was in the movie it would have done better. I say this should be more a rental than a purchase. Would be nice if other Pynchon works were made into movies, but highly unlikely, though someone did do a comic book based on Pynchon's Gravity's Rainbow.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend



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