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4.0 out of 5 stars great movie
VERY DRAMATIC BUT WITH SOME WELL PLANNNED COMIC LINES THIS IS WORTH WATCHING IF YOU LIKE HARRISON FORD BUY IT
Published 18 months ago by Richard B. Barnaby

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1.0 out of 5 stars Terrble
Terrible quality of DVD but I should have expected that at the price I paid. No issues with it being sent to me in good time.
Published 16 months ago by Caryl Wright


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3.0 out of 5 stars Good film, Bad DVD, shame on Warner, Aug. 19 1999
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This review is from: Frantic (Full Screen) (DVD)
This review is more about the DVD transfer than the movie. Some friends brought this DVD to our house and we all watched it. I liked the movie, and because I liked it, (4 stars) I am disappointed that the transfer to DVD (2 stars) is so grainy, and that it is only in Pan and Scan, not widescreen. I have many VHS tapes which are sharper looking and sound better (I have Dolby Surround). I have many DVD's that offer both aspect ratios. If only one aspect is offered on DVD, it should be the widescreen theatrical version, IMHO, not Pan and Scan. I have learned that there is a great deal of variation in the quality of DVDs that are available, and this DVD proves that recent vintage films don't guarantee a good transfer. In my opinion this type of budget purchase can only be enjoyed on a small screen tv, so I will not buy until this film is properly re-mastered and offered on DVD in widescreen. Warner should do better! The film deserves it.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Average movie redemmed by excellent music & performances, Aug. 8 1999
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This review is from: Frantic (Full Screen) (DVD)
This isn't the greatest Harrison Ford or Roman Polanski movie. The solid performance by Ford, the film debut of Emmanuelle Seigner, and a fantastic score by Ennio Morricone elevate it a notch. Ford plays an American doctor, on a trip to Paris with his wife when she mysteriously disappears from their hotel room. The Paris police and the US Embassy are no help so he sets out to find her on his own. Emmanuelle Seigner (Polanski's very young wife) plays Michelle, a naive drug runner who happened to pick up the wrong luggage, his wifes, at the airport. They team up to solve the mystery. The cliches that show up in this movie are disappointing; The bumbling US Authorities, the Arab "businessmen". Polanski keeps it rolling along though. It isn't even close to being as good as "Chinatown" or any of the classis Hitchcock movies. The score is fantastic. And although Morricone is better know for the Sergio Leone film scores, this one should not be missed by any fans. He provides the perfect soundscape for the seedier side of the City Of Lights. The DVD capabilities are wasted. There are no added features and they didn't even bother releasing it in widescreen.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely perfect renditon of a super script!!!!, June 12 1999
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This review is from: Frantic (VHS Tape)
This movie is the ultimate sequel to Chinatown. Aa a "Hitchcock" film noir sequel to Polanski's Chinatown this movie is is absolutely perfect and is only surpassed by "Rear Window" and "Chinatown"
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4.0 out of 5 stars Polanski lost some tempo in the movie, May 12 1999
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This review is from: Frantic (VHS Tape)
At some point I felt the movie was turning into a detective story with elements of action. I was quite dissappointed with the finale - again Arab terrorist, US national security at stake, dumb US embassy agents. Multiple deja vu. Desole. I excpected something more original and kinkier, smth darker and deeper. Overall, it's always a pleasure to see smth different from mainstream simplified ugliness.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent film. Atotal suspense from the beginning., May 2 1999
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This review is from: Frantic (VHS Tape)
The Ford performance is wonderful
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good film, April 16 1999
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This review is from: Frantic (Full Screen) (DVD)
On the plus side - this is a fine film with another good performance from Harrison Ford (why doesn't he do more films like this nowadays?) There are touches of humour in this film in addition to the tension. Good performances all round.
There are 3 black marks against this DVD though.
1) No extra features - not even subtitles or alternative languages.
2) Poor transfer - the film is watchable but for a lot of the film the picture quality is poor.
3) The end titles slip into 1.85:1, proof that this is a widescreen film - making sense of the various scenes with half faces. I had always thought this was a full screen film so I was annoyed to find out otherwise.
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5.0 out of 5 stars edge of your seat suspense, April 1 1999
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This review is from: Frantic (Full Screen) (DVD)
Harrison Ford as always, is spectacular! Not a dull moment throughout the movie and a soundtrack that is a must have!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very entertaining, underrated movie, March 17 1999
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This review is from: Frantic (VHS Tape)
This is a lot of fun - a must for any fans of Ford, Polanski, Paris, etc. Special kudos to the Grace Jones song which recurs throughout the picture - it is haunting, beautiful and hypnotic, like Paris itself.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Superb!, March 7 1999
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This review is from: Frantic (VHS Tape)
This is one of my very favorite Harrison Ford movies. The action keeps moving and H.F. is, as always, right on the mark. I also enjoyed the Parisian location shots and the great soundtrack, which includes music by Grace Jones. I wish the soundtrack was still in production!
This is a great film!
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