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Harvey Keitel , Tim Roth , Quentin Tarantino    R (Restricted)   DVD
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Reservoir Dogs - (Mr. White) 10


Quentin Tarantino came out of nowhere (ie, a video store in Manhattan Beach, California) and turned Hollywood on its ear in 1992 with his explosive first feature, Reservoir Dogs. Like Tarantino's mainstream breakthrough Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs has an unconventional structure, cleverly shuffling back and forth in time to reveal details about the characters, experienced criminals who know next to nothing about each other. Joe (Lawrence Tierney) has assembled them to pull off a simple heist, and has gruffly assigned them colour-coded aliases (Mr Orange, Mr Pink, Mr White) to conceal their identities from being known even to each other. But something has gone wrong, and the plan has blown up in their faces. One by one, the surviving robbers find their way back to their prearranged warehouse hideout. There, they try to piece together the chronology of this bloody fiasco--and to identify the traitor among them who tipped off the police. Pressure mounts, blood flows, accusations and bullets fly. In the combustible atmosphere these men are forced to confront life-and-death questions of trust, loyalty, professionalism, deception, and betrayal. As many critics have observed, it is a movie about "honor among thieves" (just as Pulp Fiction is about redemption, and Jackie Brown is about survival). Along with everything else, the movie provides a showcase for a terrific ensemble of actors: Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Steve Buscemi, Michael Madsen, Christopher Penn, and Tarantino himself, offering a fervent dissection of Madonna's "Like a Virgin" over breakfast. Reservoir Dogs is violent (though the violence is implied rather than explicit), clever, gabby, harrowing, funny, suspenseful, and even--in the end--unexpectedly moving. (Don't forget that "Super Sounds of the Seventies" soundtrack, either.) Reservoir Dogs deserves just as much acclaim and attention as its follow-up, Pulp Fiction, would receive two years later. --Jim Emerson --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Bold enough to be a new genre July 18 2004
By Ryan
Quentin Tarantino has done an amazing job at taking a very low budget, and using a unique method of story telling and raw dialogue to turn it around. He was also lucky to get a great cast much like Pulp Fiction did. This film creates a new genre, because his un-chronological and very raw vision will be and is being copied all over the world. Many people criticize Tarantino for worshipping violence and profanity. However, when you examine the film's plot, it is really quite reasonable that characters swear as much as they do. And also, the violence in the movie only seems as bad as you make it in your mind, as the worst parts are only partially shown. This is another one of Tarantino's tricks. Some great performances are had too, for example Michael Madsen. His cold-blooded and partially psychotic character misleads us, up until a scene where he attempts to burn a kidnapped police officer, where our adoration of him turns to hate. However, Quentin quickly balances that out wonderfully. The ending may be a little "off" for some people, but all in all a great film.
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By L. Berk
First and foremost, this is indisputably Quentin Tarentino's best film ever. After having seen it some dozen-plus times, it still captivates and intrigues me with every watching. The way the plot works itself out is ingenius, the suspense is second-to-none. Steve Buscemi, as Mr. Pink, is a highlight of this movie: He plays his character ridiculously well.
The entire two hours of this film are violent, disturbing, riveting, captivating, and raw: All said, this film is like a cinematic car accident - you rubberneck, you gasp, you feed this primordial urge to see violence and power. The story of five men - Mr. Blue, Mr. Pink, Mr. White, Mr. Brown, Mr. Blonde - converge when they are called into do a jewelry store heist. However, theyf ind out that one of their fellow gangsters has set them up: That the heist failed because someone among them had ratted them out.
The entire movie unfolds as, really, a two hour dialogue between Mr. Blonde, Mr. Pink, and Mr. White - as well as with the subsequent intruders into the wharehouse. The entire film, essentially, takes place in a wharehouse with sporadic flashbacks and cuts to other instances which lead up to the final scene.
This DVD is an awesome buy. It comes with a fullscreen and widescreen edition, as well as lots of special editions: trailors, posters, picture galleries, etc. Definitely, this movie is an excellent addition to anyone's DVD collection. One of the best values I have in my collection!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Debut from the master! June 2 2004
Quentin Tarantino popped out of nowhere to become one of Hollywood's best directors. This was the film he first introduced the world to. It's all about six gangsters, who try to commit a jewel heist during working hours. It all goes well until... it doesn't. One of the gangsters dies, the other gets badly wounded, two get away and two dissapear. The two that got away don't have the slightest idea what to do. They don't know what to do with the badly wounded character, they don't know where everyone is. Slowly, eveyone starts to get back together, but they soon become aware that there's a rat, one of them is not who they think he is. But who can it be? I'll let you watch the movie.
The violence isn't really that violent. Ok, I know lots of people say there's that famous "torture" scene with the cop. That's not what I call violent. I call it "scary", because if you look at it through the cop's eyes, it would be. It is a bloody film though, I'll tell you that.
Quentin Tarantino is famous for using loads of dialogue in films, and the dialogue in this is quite cool. We go from talking about "not tipping waitresses" to "Pam Grier and her movie history". We also include a lot of flashbacks of the characters lives.
I thought the characters were cool, with the likes of Mr White, a very cool guy, a bit tuff, but cool. Mr orange, a bit soft, young but cool. Mr Blond, a complete psycho, but very cool. Mr Pink, a bit irratating, yes cool. Mr Brwon, you don't see him that much, but he's cool too. Mr Blue, who we hardly see in the movie. And Nice Guy Eddie, starnge guy, goes from nice to horrid, not so cool. The actors who played these guys were great. Quentin always knows who's best for his roles.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Quentin Tarantino is not SICK!!!! May 30 2004
I am so pissed off that people hate Quentin Tarantino because of his bloody sickening violence is his films. This is not true, yes there is violence, but not as bad as everyone says it is. When Mr. Blonde cuts off that cops ear, it doesn't even show IT!!!!!! Mr. Blonde never ends up burning the cop because he got shot, and when Mr. Pink shoots over the roof of that car at the cops and hits one, there is no blood shown at all. The violence in the film is not(what's the word I am looking for, not shown/ expressed) in a way in which the movie got more than an R rating. If people call blood violence well let's just say rent Kill Bill Vol. 1.
Quentin Tarantino is a god among directors, he is my favorite directors, and Reservoir Dogs is my favorite movie along with Pulp Fiction. That man has changed the face of action/crime films in a way in which I live for. I am an aspiring director, and Quentin Tarantino's films have inspired me to want to direct, so if you hate Quentin Tarantino and his movies, you're gonna hate me a lot more!!!!!! I want to make my movies the same way he does, the different time frames in each movie, the end first ,the middle last, ect. that is a great and genius way to make films.
I bought the Mr. Brown version of the DVD, just because it had Quentin Tarantino's face on the cover. It's true, I worship that guy. I love this movie and it is just an excellent experience, if you want to see someting a little different than regular films. Even know Quentin Tarantino is my favorite director/writer, I don't agree with some of his films, such as four rooms, Natural born killers, and From Dusk Till Dawn. I liked them a lot but it's not his style. Natural Born Killers was just plain creepy!!!.
So watch out for me in the future when I make movies QUENTIN TARANTINO STYLE!!!!!!!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Little scratch on the top but its used so its allright.
Published 1 month ago by Jonathan Duguay
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow
I choose this rating because i love Quentin Taratino and his films are awesome, the music is great and the plot storyline was pretty good. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Karen Chocolate
4.0 out of 5 stars "Are you gonna bark all day, little doggy? Or are you gonna bite?"
Being a die-hard Quentin Tarantino fan I was very happy to have received this in the mail in just three days, in good condition (case was a little bent to the side, but nothing... Read more
Published 17 months ago by The Nexus
5.0 out of 5 stars That was it.
That was the product that I was expecting. I'm quite satisfied whit my purchase. thanks a lot for you services.
Published 20 months ago by Eric
5.0 out of 5 stars Great to see the origin of Tarantino's signature style
Director Quentin Tarantino is one of the most passionate filmmakers I have ever seen. If you listen to him talk about his films, he can barely contain his enthusiasm. Read more
Published on April 11 2012 by Steven Aldersley
4.0 out of 5 stars Ok movie
Ok movie, I prefer Tarantino's later stuff, everyone is so young in this movie the acting bugs me a little and there is the awkward silence once in a while but good action.
Published on April 24 2010 by G. Lachance
3.0 out of 5 stars Tarentino's directorial/writer debut
i was pleasantly surprised by this feature film debut of Quentin Tarantino as writer/director.i had heard all the hype of how great it was over the years and was sure i would be... Read more
Published on April 12 2010 by falcon
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing robbery Movie!
This movie is about six bank robbers. It shows how they got involved in the robbery of a diamond wholesaler, and how they deal with finding out what went wrong when the heist was a... Read more
Published on Aug. 4 2004 by "dtrain2"
4.0 out of 5 stars Stylized, intelligent--but someone tell Quentin he can't act
To a degree amateurish, but to an equal degree compelling and original, Reservoir Dogs is a stylistic, gritty look at the gangsters of Quentin Tarantino's imagination. Read more
Published on July 19 2004 by Maine Writer
3.0 out of 5 stars bad transfer
from the comparrison that ign.com made between the picture quality of the no extras release and the release with good extras, the picture was horrible on the release with good... Read more
Published on July 6 2004 by "thmnshw4"
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