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Sin City [DVD] [2005]

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  • Release Date: 04/15/2011
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    97% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (493 out of 511)

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    Sin City
    The Eisner Award-winning comic series Sin City comes to life in this live-action feature adaptation from director Robert Rodriguez and creator Frank Miller. Interweaving multiple storylines from the series' history, this violent crime noir paints the picture of the ultimate town without pity through the eyes of its roughest characters. There's the street thug Marv (Mickey Rourke), whose desperate quest to find the killer of a prostitute named Goldie (Jaime King) will lead him to the foulest edges of town. Inhabiting many of those areas is Dwight (Clive Owen), a photographer in league with the sordid ladies of Sin City, headed by Gail (Rosario Dawson), who opens up a mess of trouble after tangling with a corrupt cop by the name of Jackie Boy (Benicio Del Toro). Finally, there's Hartigan (Bruce Willis), an ex-cop with a heart problem who's hell-bent on protecting a stripper named Nancy (Jessica Alba). Featuring a who's who supporting cast that includes Elijah Wood, Brittany Murphy, Devon Aoki, and Nick Stahl, Sin City promises to be one of the most direct translations from page to screen of a comic series, with shots and dialogue adapted straight from the original comic's panels. Rodriguez quit the Director's Guild when they refused to let Frank Miller co-direct the film, a deal hashed out after the two collaborators developed and shot the opening scene utilizing a green-screen process to harness the stark, black-and-white look of the books as a litmus test for the rest of the production. Quentin Tarantino was brought in and reportedly paid one dollar to direct an extended scene between Del Toro and Owen that amounts to one issue of The Big Fat Kill miniseries. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Jessica Alba
      Jessica Alba - Nancy
    • Devon Aoki
      Devon Aoki - Miho
    • Alexis Bledel
      Alexis Bledel - Becky
    • Powers Boothe
      Powers Boothe - Senator Roark
    • Rosario Dawson
      Rosario Dawson - Gail



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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      One of the best comic book adaptations

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      IdioticBunny

      First of all, if you're not a fan of violence, comic books, good acting, or interweaving storylines, please leave now and go watch The Princess Diaries. Because this movie is the polar opposite of The Princess Diaries. Lol. This movie has a lot of resemblance to Quentin Tarantino's directing style with the non-chronological order storylines that all seem to connect at some point. Quentin Tarantino also happens to make a guest direction. First of all, this movie is about 3 different stories all taking place in Sin City around the same time. First is Marv, (played fantastically by Mickey Rourke) who is an ex-convict who seems to always have trouble with the law. He, being as ugly as he is, happens to meet a beautiful "goddess" on a strange night, but she ends up getting killed while sleeping right next to her. The cops are soon on the lookout for him, but he fights them off in the bloodiest and barbaric ways. Second, Hartigan (played by Bruce Willis) is a nearly-retired veteran cop who is one of the good ones in Sin City. He helps save a little girl from a son-of-a-senator r@pist, but is then shot by his bad-cop partner (and lives). He is charged by the senator to a life sentence in prison if he doesn't confess to r@ping the poor girl he saved. He later comes out of prison to help track the girl he saved many years ago, to find poor little Nancy (played by Jessica Alba) working at a strip club. He then realizes he puts her in danger and is now on the run with her. Third, Dwight (played amazingly by Clive Owen) has a connection with the Old-Town h00ker girls - who are basically their own breed of law in their county - and uses it to help take down a, who he thinks, is a killer and an abusive boyfriend, but turns out to be a cop. This movie is brilliant in every aspect and for some it may be easy to confuse you with the interconnecting storylines that are out of order. I recommend it completely.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      One of the best graphic-novel-to-film-adaptations

      Posted
      CrimsonKing42

      Sin City created a type of graphic novel film in which the look of the film is an exact rip from the pages of the novel it is based upon. In this film, it is a very interesting experience that really adds to the story and makes the characters stand out. However, there have now been a few films that have done this (such as 300), and they are thus much less original. Sin City definitely does it best. There are three tales interwoven into this film: Marv's story, Dwight's story, and Hartigan's story, which begins at the start of the film and is concluded at the end (and is also my favorite). Marv is a brutish-looking, scarred former soldier who is mostly friendless and has little in his life. One night, he meets Goldie in a bar, and they spend tthe night together. The next morning, Marv wakes up to find Goldie dead, and that he has been framed for the murder. After evading the police, Marv goes on an all-out rampage to find her killers and avenge her death, but as it turns out, Goldie's murder goes far higher than Marv could ever have imagined. Dwight is a tough guy who just got plastic surgery altering his face and gets mixed up with the murder of Jackie Boy in Sin City's red light district, Old Town. Unfortunately, Jackie Boy turns out to be a cop, and thus Dwight must get rid of the evidence before local mob boss Valentine finds out and uses it as leverage to take over Old Town. Hartigan is an honest cop on a corrupt police force. When thirteen-year-old Nancy is kidnapped by the son of Senator Roarke, Hartigan throws away everything to save her. Framed for the crime, he spends eight years in jail. Finally, he gets a letter from Nancy that actually turns out to be a sign that she's in trouble, so he manages to get out of jail by confessing (which is all they wanted from him), and goes off to find out what's happened to the only friend he's got left. These stories are written in the style of old-schoool noirs, and it's refreshing to see a story like this done so well. The film's black and white cinematography with its occasional splashes of color work fantastiacally with this story. This is a very enjoyable film. I highly recommend it.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great For Film Noir And Comic Fans!

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      NoirFan
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      If you are a fan of film noir or comics this is a great movie for you. This movie wasn't based on the Frank Miller Sin City comics, but Frank Miller himself was one of the directors. In my opinion no other comic book movie has been as loyal to its source material. This movie has several stories in it and not one of them is bad. Each of the stories is pretty violent and gritty, but they have a dark sense of humor to them too. With that said, this is an adults only movie. The plot and characters are all very interesting. The makeup that they used on Mickey Rourke to make him into his character is incredible and its puzzling how Sin City didn't get an Oscar for best makeup on that alone. This movie also has a great distinct look to it. While most of it is in black and white, there is use of color for some characters and other things the filmmakers wanted to draw attention to. This is one of the best looking Blu-Rays in my opinion and if you have an HDTV to watch this on I doubt you will disagree. The extras are excellent and really give you an idea of what went into making the movie. All three commentary tracks are worth listening to, whether you're a fan of the movie or if you have an interest in making movies. The second disc has all of the stories in the movie in their extended form and you can watch them individually. The extended content isn't much longer than the theatrical version of the movie on the first disc, but it's interesting stuff to watch. I think this is a great example of what a Blu-Ray should be. The movie looks beautiful and the sound is excellent. There aren't any throw away special features either. Everything on both of these discs is worth watching, and believe me this is a movie to keep rewatching. I highly recommend Sin City on Blu-Ray.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Dark, intense, and artistic film experience

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      magiKman
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      When I first watched this movie, lots of violence/intense moments, lots of low-monotone narration by the main characters, and mostly B&W coloring left me feeling it that was a very dark and different. Beyond that I did not know what to think. Then, I watched it again later. This time I was more adjusted to what I was seeing, and I could see that it was artistic. In art one sometimes takes away from an image to focus more clearly on what is left. The character's motivations are simple, there is not much emphasis on big stunts or chase scenes, and the scenes are relatively simple and often image processed to look simpler. This puts the focus on the raw feelings and actions of the characters. That makes these feelings and actions seem pretty intense. Sin City is a place where the sun rarely shines, and it rains or snows a lot. People are passionate about what they would like to do and are usually not inhibited about doing it, even if it's bad/illegal. Image processing makes it seem less real, and the action sometimes has an unreal aspect to it. It was an interesting, and very different film.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A Very Offbeat Noir Movie

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      Ronovac
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      I saw "Sin City" in the theater when it first came out and wanted it for my collection so I bought the Blu Ray version. A friend and I watched it on his 80" plasma and it was just as good as the theater and it has the directors cut. The directors cut is a nice added feature but I like the theater version better as many of the scenes in the directors cut don't really add any meaningful information. The cinematography is off the wall as it was a "ground breaking" movie when it came out. The noir genre mood of the movie is enhanced by the colorization that comes in during certain scenes. The overall plot is good but at times there are too many characters to keep track of. It will stay in my collection though as it is a movie to watch over again to pick up things you missed before.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Violent-corruption comes to the "dark" screen.

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      CWLW
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      Opening Scene: A young man standing atop a skyscraper terrace simultaneously assassinates the Red Dressed young-woman he holds in a tender clutch followed by Opening Credits. This movie is shot with dark contrasts and in B&W with Color Accents – to symbolize the corrupt town vice its good side, used to differentiate characters such as Goldie and her twin-sister and to mirror the look of comic books – and it is told in a moving picture high-drama comic book format. This is a study of all aspects of corruption, evil, and crime, and it is told in a very explicit fast-moving dark-fashion. And there is the unexpected twist but fitting ending. Its’ intensive plot-line provides entertainment to be remembered.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A Robert Rodriguez cult style

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      tofumissile
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      Of the other steelbook versions I have for the film Sin City, this Best Buy version in my opinion is the best release to have as a collectible item based on the steelbook art, and it is a great neo-noir film by Robert Rodriguez. This steelbook features a front art with Jessica Alba dancing in the rain, and a back art with Bruce Willis and others from the theatrical release poster. It also has inside art with Mickey Rourke and Brittany Murphy. It's designed very well with the black and white theme consistently throughout just like in the movie. I purchased this steelbook on sale for $9.99 even I already have the other releases, don't hesitate to get this nice steelbook version if anyone likes the film Sin City.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Impressed Yet Again

      Posted
      TheSpartan117

      I was really impressed with how seamless the three segments to this film were. Each being directed by one of the three Rodriguez, Miller, Tarantino. They style was incredible, and it really did feel like i was watching a comic book. I could almost picture the dialogue mathicng a silly word bubble above the character's heads. An all star cast, incredible visuals, and an intricate and complex story. Here's a hint, all three segments have the same bad guys, though different puppets if you get my drift. Also, each segment takes place in different time periods, which is how one of the characters will be back in the sequel even after meeting his demise in this one. Have fun watching a comic book on screen.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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