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Scent of a Woman/Sea of Love [2 Discs] [Blu-ray]

  • SKU: 8300122
  • Release Date: 06/04/2013
  • Rating: R
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    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (6 out of 6)

    Special Features


    • Sea of Love features:
    • Deleted scenes
    • The creation of Sea of Love
    • Feature commentary with director Harold Becker
    • Theatrical trailer

    Synopsis


    Scent of a Woman
    Driven by an extravagant, tour-de-force performance by Al Pacino, Scent of a Woman is the story of Frank Slade (Pacino), a blind, retired army colonel who hires Charlie Simms (Chris O'Donnell), a poor college student on the verge of expulsion, to take care of him over Thanksgiving weekend. At the beginning of the weekend, Frank takes Charlie to New York, where he reveals to the student that he intends to visit his family, have a few terrific meals, sleep with a beautiful woman and, finally, commit suicide. The film follows the mis-matched pair over the course of the weekend, as they learn about life through their series of adventures. Though the story is a little contrived and predictable, it pulls all the right strings, thanks to O'Donnell's sympathetic supporting role and Pacino's powerful lead performance, for which he won his first Academy Award. Scent of a Woman is based on the 1975 Italian film Profumo Di Donna. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi

    Sea of Love
    Sea of Love is a sexy, atmospheric thriller, very much in the style of Alfred Hitchcock, with involving characters, steamy love scenes, and surprising plot twists. Frank Keller (Al Pacino), is a lonely, tired, disillusioned, police detective, who has a problem with alcohol. Frank is investigating a serial killer, whom he believes finds victims by using personal ads in magazines, killing them while playing the old record "Sea of Love." In a scene both amusing and touching, Frank and his partner, Sherman (John Goodman) --aided by Frank's father (William Hickey in a lovely cameo) place a personal ad, hoping to lure the killer. Helen Cruger (Ellen Barkin), a tough, sexy single mother answers the ad and begins an affair with Frank, despite the fact that she is one of the prime suspects in the case. The suspense builds as Frank, though deeply drawn to Helen, becomes more and more suspicious of her. In a splendidly crafted script from Richard Price, the plot is compelling, with plenty of action, terrific authentic dialogue and superb characterization. Ellen Barkin gives a marvelous performance as an independent, sensual and intriguing femme fatale; John Goodman is excellent as Sherman, giving a likable, shrewd, and subtly comic performance; and Pacino, in perhaps his best performance since Dog Day Afternoon, plays Frank as a man on the edge, reckless and self-destructive, lost and alone. Frank falls in love with Helen, in spite of himself, because of his loneliness and need. Pacino's skill in showing the vulnerability and neediness of Frank explains the somewhat implausible actions of his character in continuing their affair despite the mounting evidence against Helen. Harold Becker directs with great flair, bringing the story believability, without lapsing into false sentimentality. ~ Linda Rasmussen, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Al Pacino
      Al Pacino - Lt. Col. Frank Slade
    • Chris O'Donnell
      Chris O'Donnell - Charlie Simms
    • James Rebhorn
      James Rebhorn - Mr. Trask
    • Gabrielle Anwar
      Gabrielle Anwar - Donna
    • Philip Seymour Hoffman
      Philip Seymour Hoffman - George Willis Jr.



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 6 reviews

    100%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      blu ray disc

      Posted
      Ichiro1
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      Two good movies at one low price. We had seen both of these movies a long time ago on dvd. I had forgotten how good they were. Blu ray quality is a big improvement!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Al Pacino...

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      Junebride
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      Great actor, very good movies. Scent of a Woman is excellent.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Two good movies

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      fane
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      Hard to beat the price for both movies. But Scent of a woman still m favorite.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Two great movies!

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      Maddie
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      "Scent of a Woman" was a great movie and performances by the actors.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      good movie for everyone to watch

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      Johnny
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      the movie did change my life after watching so try and get one

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Classic Pacino

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      Tagosh
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      Both movies are great. Al Pacino is one of my favorite all time.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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