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The Color of Money: 25th Anniversary Edition [Blu-ray]

Paul Newman , Tom Cruise    R (Restricted)   Blu-ray
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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.

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1.0 out of 5 stars Stay away from this release! June 23 2014
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
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.
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5.0 out of 5 stars my favorite movie of all time July 14 2003
This is my favorite movie ever (chased closely by Apocalypse Now). I have watched it dozens of times, and i never seem to get sick of it. I am an avid pool player, but you don't have to be one yourself to appreciate this masterpiece, which IMO rivals anything else Scorsese has done in his long distinguished career. The whole movie exudes style from start to finish, and Paul Newman is quite simply the epitome of cool. His performance is intense and laid-back at the same time, and he never over-acts (the most widespread chronic disease in Hollywood). Cruise is great as the young cocky upstart, Mastrantonio does an admirable job as his tough girlfriend, and the movie is sprinkled with a whole host of really great supporting performances, including one by Forrest Whitaker as the hustler who out-hustles the master, and a great (quick) one by Iggy Pop of all people in a barroom scene. The movie flows and is filled with energy, the cinematography is spectacular (in particular in a scene where the camera follows closely behind the pool balls as they scatter all over the table). Newman is as classy as he's ever been, and was wholly deserving of the Oscar for this performance. The plot is riveting, and takes us from ex-legend Fast Eddie Felson's discovery of a new prodigy (Cruise's character Vincent) through Vincent's initiation into the Art of Hustling and a whirlwind tour of east coast bars and poolhalls, all the way through to the stirring conclusion as the Master battles the Student in a winner-take-all final game of 9 ball. Perhaps my favorite scene is when, in the midst of an ongoing moral dilemma, Eddie looks down to take his shot and sees his reflection in the 8-ball. He pauses, then straightens up, unscrews his cue and forfeits the match, unable to face himself. Read more ›
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5.0 out of 5 stars Totally Awesome Dec 27 2002
Format:VHS Tape
Just a classic movie and made during the prime of the 80's. I love this movie, it's inspired me to be great pool player. This also inspired me to play 9-ball like crazy. This is right there with Aliens, Godfather II, T2 as the best sequel of all time. I first saw this movie in school for Film Class, didn't think much of it at first, but after I got done watching it I said to myself was great movie. This is one of those movies ya take out every now & then, sit on the recliner or sofa, eat your favorite snack and enjoy watching. Newman's performance alone is one the best I've seen of him. Cruise & Masterontonio give notable performances as well. One movie that should be on everybodys TOP 10. After watching Scorsese's great job directing Raging Bull (he is my favorite director by the way) he equaled that with The Color of Money, just look at some of the pool shots he got, classic cinematography from one of best directors ever. Even if you don't like 9-ball or Pool, get this movie and you'll have a new found understanding of it.
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Okay take away the great stars, great story, great sets, great music, and great acting, and your still left with some of the best trick shots I have ever seen.
Newman is flawless in this film and being a pool player myself, I could relate to his slump that he was going though. I found his preformance brilliant thoughout the film.
Tom Cruise plays the cocky student who plays pool better than his teacher (Newman), while being backed by Newman's cash he must learn that the art of hustlng does not mean you win all the time. Cruise being a cocky and brash kid loves the bragging rights associated with winning so learning to dump is not something he likes doing. Cruise's preformance was great as well. In the begining of the film he makes small change at pool, but by the end he is hustling some of the world's finest players for major cash. His attitude change from start to end is well done.
The movie comes together well and the script is terrific. The DVD version of the film comes together nicely with Digital sound and crisp images. However don't look for much in the way of extras on the DVD.
*Personally I like that the end did not show the game between Fast eddie and Vincent, it leaves a lot to the imagination. Remember the movie was about Fast Eddie getting back what he lost, and the cockiness of being great from Vincent, not about which was the better player.*
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I love pool. I love to shoot it, to watch and study it.
I liked this movie, and to be truthful, this movie is what started my interest and desire to play pool. Of course I've seen The Hustler and it is a far superior movie, it just re-enforced my desire to play even more.
The Color Of Money is 20+yrs on from The Hustler. Fast Eddie is now a liquor salesman, and even though he's very good at it, the desire to play and return to shooting is still as strong in his blood as it was at end of The Hustler after whipping Minnesota Fats. Felson comes upon Vincent ( played by a young Tom Cruise ) and decides to take him under his wing to show him the ropes and the "hustles" that make the money in the pool halls.
Cruise is actually good as the "green" young apprentice and Newman is fabulous as the seasoned Felson. Newman does bring the same intensity to Fast Eddie which makes the clash of styles between him and Cruise extremely interesting in the first half of the movie.
I don't really care for the way the film pans out, with Newman getting hustled by a great Forrest Whittaker character, and especially the anti-climatic ending. Scorsese sets the film up for a big show down and ends it with nothing. What was the problem? Surely the studio could have afforded another 5 minutes of celluloid to see Fast Eddie beat Cruise... however this movie is enjoyable....but no matter how many times you watch it.... the 9 ball doesn't fall off the break.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Strong, solid sequel to the Hustler ......
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 more
Published 16 months ago by JT
4.0 out of 5 stars A Classic
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
5.0 out of 5 stars Money, Luck and Our Lady of the Cue Balls.
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Published on May 27 2004 by Themis-Athena
5.0 out of 5 stars A Complex Classic
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 more
Published on Feb. 16 2004
4.0 out of 5 stars He's Back!
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 more
Published on Aug. 5 2003 by Kelli N.
5.0 out of 5 stars The best pool movie ever!
Paul Newman and Tom Cruise, some of the greatest actors of all time team up to play of pool. And Paul Newman takes Tom Cruise to pool tables for lots of pool tournaments. Read more
Published on Jan. 18 2003 by Marcus D. Corning
5.0 out of 5 stars Feels Like A Guilty Pleasure
This is one of my all time favorite movies, but I'm always a little embrassed by that. It's Tom Cruise afterall. Read more
Published on July 5 2002 by Paul LoveKing
5.0 out of 5 stars Pool movie for Pool Sharks
Being the greatest pool player west side of Needles and East side of Barstow California, I must say, this is one helluva movie for billiard snakes. Read more
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5.0 out of 5 stars the Color of Money
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