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Experience legendary actor Paul Newman in the role that earned him an Academy Award(R) (Best Actor, 1986, THE COLOR OF MONEY). Newman joins Hollywood megastar Tom Cruise (MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE -- GHOST PROTOCOL) in Academy Award-winning Martin Scorsese's (Best Director, 2006, THE DEPARTED) brilliant and powerful drama, THE COLOR OF MONEY -- now available for the first time on Blu-ray with an astonishing digital transfer. Revisiting one of his most memorable roles, Newman stars as Fast Eddie Felson from THE HUSTLER. Eddie forms a profitable alliance with the flashy and talented young pool shark Vince (Cruise), but all bets are off when Vince's arrogance costs them more than just a few matches. Celebrate the 25th anniversary of this dazzling classic -- now better than ever on Blu-ray!
Martin Scorsese handles directing duties in this 1986 sequel to the classic 1961 film The Hustler, which marks the return of Paul Newman to the role of pool shark Fast Eddie Felson. Anxious to break into the big time again, Eddie finds a talented protégé (Tom Cruise) to groom; but with the addition of the latter's manipulative girlfriend (Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio) and the wild streak in Cruise's character, the trio make for a fascinating portrait in group psychology. The cast is brilliant, the script by Richard Price (Clockers) is a paragon of tightly controlled character study and drama (at least in the film's first half), and Scorsese and cinematographer Michael Ballhaus make an ornate show of the collision and flight of pool balls through space--something of a metaphor for the dynamics among the three principals. The film is generally regarded as weaker in its second half, and rightly so, as everything that was interesting in the first place disappears. Still, Newman won a deserved Oscar for his performance. --Tom Keogh --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Vince (Tom Cruise) is no Fast Eddie (Paul Newman). The absence of a major protagonist like Minnesota Fats (Jackie Gleason) makes this flick a tepid sequel to far superior The... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Khufu
This might be the worst transfer I've ever seen on a blu-ray. This is no better then the dvd, so stay away from this release until a new transfer comes out.Published 14 months ago by Derek Lauzon
This is a great sequel to the Hustler. Paul Newman returns older, more experienced, wiser, and jaded. Tom Cruise is young, cocky, and Flaky. Read morePublished on June 22 2013 by JT
A classic, do not miss. The combination of a young Cruise and experienced Newman does wonder for the story. A must see.Published on May 10 2012 by ET
In this movie's opening voiceover, director Martin Scorsese explains that nine-ball pool, as you've probably guessed, comes down to one basic rule: You don't win without pocketing... Read morePublished on May 27 2004 by Themis-Athena
After having seen this movie many times, I came to realize it has more than one "level." It is a "good" movie as pure light entertainment. Read morePublished on Feb. 16 2004
Paul Newman's back as Fast Eddie Felson, crackshot pool hustler. This is the sequel to the 1961 classic "The Hustler" (a film I still have to see. Read morePublished on Aug. 5 2003 by Kelli N.