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The Color of Money [DVD] [1986]

  • SKU: 3849223
  • Release Date: 03/14/2000
  • Rating: R
Paul Neaman returns to a role that made him famous in director Martin Scorsese's The Color of Money. Sadly, this 1.85:1 widescreen transfer is presented non-anamorphic, and as such suffers from a lack of true definition and crispness. While the colors are all fairly solid and bright, overall it's a disappointment to see an Oscar winning film given such shoddy treatment by Buena Vista. The soundtrack is presented in Dolby Digital 4.1 in English and French and plays above average. While the directional effects are kept to a minimum, this is still an apt mix that includes nary an once of hiss or distortion in the dialogue, music or effects. The extra features on this disc are floating at the bottom of the barrel -- all that's included are some paltry recommendation from the distributor.
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    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (25 out of 25)

    Special Features


    • French-language track
    • 4.1 Surround
    • Widescreen [1.85:1], enhanced for 16x9 televisions

    Synopsis


    The Color of Money
    Oscar-nominated in 1961 for his performance as pool hustler Fast Eddie Felson in The Hustler, Paul Newman won that award a quarter century later when he reprised the role in The Color of Money. At the end of The Hustler, Felson was banned for life from playing the game professionally. In the intervening years, he has become what the despicable George C. Scott was in the 1961 film: a front man for younger hustlers, claiming the lion's share of the winnings. His latest "client" is arrogant young Tom Cruise, who is goaded into accepting Felson's patronage by his avaricious girl friend Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio. Cruise learns not only the refinements of the game, but also the dirty trickery that will help him lure in the suckers. As Cruise becomes successful on these terms, Felson seethes with jealousy, hitting the bottle and carelessly allowing himself to fall victim to another hustler. He tells Cruise to get lost, and vows to make an honest comeback. It is inevitable from this point onward that the younger and the older player will square off in a game for the biggest stakes of all: Fast Eddie Felson's self-respect. Both the original Hustler and The Color of Money were based on novels by Walter Tevis. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Paul Newman
      Paul Newman - Eddie Felson
    • Tom Cruise
      Tom Cruise - Vincent Lauria
    • Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio
      Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio - Carmen
    • Helen Shaver
      Helen Shaver - Janelle
    • John Turturro
      John Turturro - Julian



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 25 reviews

    100%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Awesome movie, not so awesome special features

      Posted
      DC43
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      Just got this and The Hustler for the entire Fast Eddie story. This movie is easily 5 stars, but I only give the blu ray 4 stars due to the lack of special features, especially considering its the Anniversary Ed. (also just realized that the cover has them playing with the wrong hands. Newman shoots righty and Cruise shoots lefty. The cover has it switched)

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Cruise and Newman

      Posted
      Victory8151
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      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      The color of money is a really good movie about a young and upcoming pool hustler played by Tom Cruise and his teacher played by Paul Newman. Good acting by both great music and nice transfer to blu ray. If you are a fan of the 80s movies then this is one for you.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Who can go wrong with these two actors?

      Posted
      tallgal

      Paul Newman is one of the main actors, need I say more? I have always been a Tom Cruise fan and the combination of these two actors was great. Check this one out.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Good movie with two excellent actors

      Posted
      KingpinTiger
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      Tom Cruise is an up and coming actor in this movie and delivers an excellent performance. Paul Newman is one of the best. Very enjoyable movie

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Newman is great

      Posted
      TyTy
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      I'm a big Scorsese fan but this one isn't my favorite. Notable performances though

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      A Great Sequel

      Posted
      smotgrm
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      Most sequels are just so-so but this is great. My wife who is a Tom Cruise fan loved it.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Fast Eddie

      Posted
      Mill53211
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      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      Paul Newman and Martin Scorsese should be all you need to know, but the review required more than that. This is a fantastic movie.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Superb Movie

      Posted
      TomCruise
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

      get this movie, it is really good, i like it a lots and its nice. The case also smells nice too.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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