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77 of 81 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars the technical details
Since most of us are very familiar with this film I figure we are just interested in the technical specifications to make sure it's worth spending the cash on. This is a bare bones release no extras and not the directors cut. The packaging and amazon description says the audio is just DTS but in actuality it is DTS-HD MA!

I live in the USA shipping just took 6...
Published on Dec 5 2008 by Mr. X

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2.0 out of 5 stars Not as pictured! wrong version
This is NOT the Extended Uncut version! Could've got this version much cheaper.I didnt notice till i opened it and started watching.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, Dec 4 2005
By A Customer
This review is from: Sin City (DVD)
Great movie! I have didn't read the comics, and don't really like comics but this was an amazing movie, it was very well done very original and different, Excellent movie, a must own film.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A great Film from the books!, Aug. 20 2005
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This review is from: Sin City (DVD)
This was a great film, a true book to film. Also look for a book called "Behind the Dark Curtain" by Adam W. Gibson, a great thriller!
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars NO DTS, Jan. 7 2006
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Watch out when buying this DVD from canada, has it does NOT contain the DTS track! the movie gets 5 stars, but for lack of the DTS track it gets only 2
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6 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good, but i have some issues, Dec 17 2005
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Cody (Calgary, Alberta) - See all my reviews
First off, the extras are great. All the cut stuff, plus the really cool extras. The only gripes I have about this release is the movie sounds horrible in standard 5.1 dolby. The DTS on the original cut is so much better.
The other gripe I have is that the comic that is included is the movie version. There is stuf missing (scenes that were cut) and panels that were redrawn to look like the movie (for example, in the original comic, when Marv is breaking out of the basement he takes out the door. In the movie, he pulls the iron window) Something so small is so significant when Frank Miller worked on it, and in the special features said that it was his baby, and dear to his heart. How could he make those changes?
All in all, the extras are great, and a the case is awesome. Definately nice to have on your dvd shelf
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars This isnt the 147 min cut., Nov. 22 2013
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Pierre Cyr "Pierre Cyr" (Grand Falls NB Canada) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Sin City (Premium Steelbook Edition) [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)
Id still rate it 4 stars out of 5 because that movie is so good but this isnt the recut extended unrated version at 147 min. Its the 124 min standard version.
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great on Blu-Ray, Feb. 12 2009
Beautiful film and an awesome HD picture with this movie. I would definitely recommend picking one up.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Sin City on Blu-Ray, Feb. 10 2009
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I recently purchased Sin City on Blu-Ray format in hopes it would benefit from the high definition format. I have the DVD and I'm glad I upgraded to the high definition format! The movie looks great and this is a movie I really like. It's one of those movies you either love or hate. It's a must have for my collection. The unusual way it was photographed mixing black and white with partial color gave it a unique look and feel. There are multiple stories going on that end up tied together and good acting by Bruce Willis, Mickey Rorke, and Clive Owen. The blu-ray format didn't offer much of anything as far as extras but I bought it for the movie so that didn't matter to me. If you are on the fence I say go for it!
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4.0 out of 5 stars blu ray the only way, Feb. 10 2009
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Blu ray adds an element of excellence to this already fantastic film. The limited use of colors are highlighted with blu-ray plus the bone crunching, skin slicing, bone smashing sound effects are squeemishly delightful.

Great revenge movie with more violence and tittilation than you can ask for.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Sinful city, May 21 2008
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E. A Solinas "ea_solinas" (MD USA) - See all my reviews
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The nights are cloudy, the alleys are dark, the men are dangerous, bars are smoky and femmes are fatale. "Sin City" is a thing of dark, bloody beauty.

It certainly says something if a graphic novel author helps out with a movie... especially if that creator swore he'd never let it be adapted. That is only one of the things that makes "Sin City," the adaptation of Frank Miller's comic, such a fascinating film.

"Sin City" is actually made up of three stories: In the depths of Basin (Sin) City, scarred hulk Marv (Mickey Rourke) sleeps with a beautiful prostitute, Goldie (Jaime King), only to find her dead beside him the next morning. Enraged, he goes on a killing spree to find her murderer, and learns that sinister cannibal Kevin (Elijah Wood) is responsible. But there's a powerful figure behind Kevin, who calls the shots.

Elsewhere in Sin City, Dwight (Clive Owen) does his best to defend Gail (Rosario Dawson) and the other Old Town prostitutes. But when Dwight kills a crooked cop, he has to somehow cover up the crime. And Hartigan (Bruce Willis), a cop with a failing heart, goes out of his job with a bang: He rescues little Nancy Callahan from a child molester who happens to be a senator's son. Hartigan is jailed, and when he gets out, he finds that Nancy (Jessica Alba) has grown into a lasso-twirling stripper. But the senator's son -- nicknamed Yellow Bastard -- is still after her.

"Sin City" is one of those few comic book adaptations that doesn't seem... well, cartoonish. Sure, it's the very image of noir, but the grim tone and grey characters are very real. It's not a movie for the fainthearted, but whoever enjoys the films of Quentin Tarantino (who directed one scene here) will surely be blown away.

Like "Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow," this film is done almost entirely digitally. But unlike "Sky Captain," it has substance as well as style. All the sets and props are done with computers, and nearly everything is in black and white. Here and there we get a splash of colour -- red lipstick and matching dress, Yellow Bastard's face, green eyes.

The contents of three "Sin City" comic books are interwoven here, and Rodriguez is constantly faithful: A lot of these shots could have been lifted straight from the comic's pages. He also preserves the stark, black-and-white style that the graphic novels are known for. You can't get much more faithful than that.

"Sin City" is not quite a "Kill Bill" bloodfest, though -- surprisingly, this brutal movie has a dark sense of chivalry. Each story is about an outcast man defending a woman's honor, safety, or memory, even if he sacrifices himself in the process. "Sin City" wears its heart on its sleeve, even if that sleeve is bloodstained and torn.

Most of the actors do wonderful jobs -- Owen's dark photographer, Rourke's scarred strongman, Stahl's revolting Yellow Bastard, and Alba's surprisingly sweet stripper. Only a few, like Brittany Murphy, have lackluster performances. But perhaps the most memorable performances come from Bruce Willis and Elijah Wood. Willis plays his aging cop role with unusual grace, even when shooting the genitals off Yellow Bastard. And Wood plays Kevin with both creepy evil and spiritual ecstacy... all without saying a word.

"Sin City" is a remarkable, bleak, intense movie -- a halfway point between Tarantino and Raymond Chandler. An outstanding piece of work.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Sin-ful, March 22 2007
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E. A Solinas "ea_solinas" (MD USA) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Sin City-Marv & Goldie (DVD)
The nights are cloudy, the alleys are dark, the men are dangerous, bars are smoky and femmes are fatale. "Sin City" is a thing of dark, bloody beauty.

It certainly says something if a graphic novel author helps out with a movie... especially if that creator swore he'd never let it be adapted. That is only one of the things that makes "Sin City," the adaptation of Frank Miller's comic, such a fascinating film.

"Sin City" is actually made up of three stories: In the depths of Basin (Sin) City, scarred hulk Marv (Mickey Rourke) sleeps with a beautiful prostitute, Goldie (Jaime King), only to find her dead beside him the next morning. Enraged, he goes on a killing spree to find her murderer, and learns that sinister cannibal Kevin (Elijah Wood) is responsible. But there's a powerful figure behind Kevin, who calls the shots.

Elsewhere in Sin City, Dwight (Clive Owen) does his best to defend Gail (Rosario Dawson) and the other Old Town prostitutes. But when Dwight kills a crooked cop, he has to somehow cover up the crime. And Hartigan (Bruce Willis), a cop with a failing heart, goes out of his job with a bang: He rescues little Nancy Callahan from a child molester who happens to be a senator's son. Hartigan is jailed, and when he gets out, he finds that Nancy (Jessica Alba) has grown into a lasso-twirling stripper. But the senator's son -- nicknamed Yellow Bastard -- is still after her.

"Sin City" is one of those few comic book adaptations that doesn't seem... well, cartoonish. Sure, it's the very image of noir, but the grim tone and grey characters are very real. It's not a movie for the fainthearted, but whoever enjoys the films of Quentin Tarantino (who directed one scene here) will surely be blown away.

Like "Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow," this film is done almost entirely digitally. But unlike "Sky Captain," it has substance as well as style. All the sets and props are done with computers, and nearly everything is in black and white. Here and there we get a splash of colour -- red lipstick and matching dress, Yellow Bastard's face, green eyes.

The contents of three "Sin City" comic books are interwoven here, and Rodriguez is constantly faithful: A lot of these shots could have been lifted straight from the comic's pages. He also preserves the stark, black-and-white style that the graphic novels are known for. You can't get much more faithful than that.

"Sin City" is not quite a "Kill Bill" bloodfest, though -- surprisingly, this brutal movie has a dark sense of chivalry. Each story is about an outcast man defending a woman's honor, safety, or memory, even if he sacrifices himself in the process. "Sin City" wears its heart on its sleeve, even if that sleeve is bloodstained and torn.

Most of the actors do wonderful jobs -- Owen's dark photographer, Rourke's scarred strongman, Stahl's revolting Yellow Bastard, and Alba's surprisingly sweet stripper. Only a few, like Brittany Murphy, have lackluster performances. But perhaps the most memorable performances come from Bruce Willis and Elijah Wood. Willis plays his aging cop role with unusual grace, even when shooting the genitals off Yellow Bastard. And Wood plays Kevin with both creepy evil and spiritual ecstacy. All without saying a word.

"Sin City" is a remarkable, bleak, intense movie -- a halfway point between Tarantino and Raymond Chandler. An outstanding piece of work.
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