Iceman [Blu-ray] [Import]
|Price:||CDN$ 17.99 & FREE Shipping on orders over CDN$ 25. Details|
Fulfilment by Amazon (FBA) is a service we offer sellers that lets them store their products in Amazon's fulfilment centres, and we directly pack, ship, and provide customer service for these products. Something we hope you'll especially enjoy: FBA products qualify for FREE Shipping
If you're a seller, Fulfilment by Amazon can help you increase your sales. We invite you to learn more about Fulfilment by Amazon .
Deal of the Day: "DC Starter Pack (Arrow Season 1, Gotham Season 1, The Flash Season 1)" for $49.99
For one day only: The DC Starter Pack is at a one day special price. Offer valid on July 26, 2016, applies only to purchases of products sold by Amazon.ca, and does not apply to products sold by third-party merchants and other sellers through the Amazon.ca site. Learn more.
What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?
The Iceman (Blu-Ray)
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
Top Customer Reviews
The film is gritty, but doesn't offer the action of a fictional production. Richard lived a quiet life and didn't flaunt his wealth, a simple requirement for someone to be a long term hitman. By the end of the film, you start to sympathize with the Iceman. On the negative side, I was really expecting accents from the folks in New Jersey. Winona Ryder sounded more like she was from Ohio, as did most of the cast.
Realistic film. Worth viewing as a history or as crime drama.
Parental Guide: F-bomb. Brief sex and nudity.
performance,of one of the worlds most notorious hit-man for the Mafioso family,but
I don't know if i would like to see more of this man life of mayhem,that actually
killed over one hundred people,now to make a movie of this magnitude would not
be right,this mans life,span twenty odd years of killing,to put some of the family's through
that torture all over again,if they can Stan to watch would be down right rude and very
insensitive,this man had two beautiful daughters and a beautiful wife that cared for him
and trusted him and knew nothing of his other life,now that would hurt to the Bone,there
is some other interview that's on d.v.d with the FBI psychologist that will chill your Bone,
so in retrospect of your review [Gilbert Lesperance]that state if it was 2 1/2 hr. it would
interest you,now what would you like to see more killing seen that,or how about his interview
to get his job seen that,or maybe how he deceived his family seen that,,what else let see how
about some of the faces of the people he killed yes,Oh seen that too,oh how about the street
were he lived and every location where the murders take place,now dose that tickle your fancy,
i will say i've seen this and i will watch again just for the searing performance of M.Shannon.and for
the unrecognized David Schwimmer [Friends] can't forget Chris Evans with that long hair,as Mr.Freezy.
5.1 True HD
runtime 105 min.
Special Features.Making of Iceman.The Iceman Behind the Scenes.
Shocking.Extremely Shocking And poignant To Say The Least.
The film follows the life of Kuklinsky starting at the approximate age of 26, and jumps ahead in blocks of 3-10 years at a time. I must point out that Shannon's performance was fantastic and the supporting cast was good but trying to tell the story of the most accomplished hitman in the history of the mafia in under 2 hours left enormous holes in the story and forced the director to leave out critical bits of information that the viewer could appreciate. If they were to release a directors cut that ran 2 1/2 hours, that would interest me.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
Several comments: this movie (which in the end credits is shown to be based on the book of the same name, as well as the infamous "Iceman Tapes: Interviews With a Killer") is chilling and hard-as-nails, but ultimately riveting and yes, entertaining. There isn't so much surprise as to the story (since we all pretty much know how it's going to end), but in the circumstances of the story. How was Kuklinski able to have parallel lives in which his family had no idea about his "other life"? Director Ariel Vromen does a great job in giving us clues. About midway into the movie there is a pivotal scene in which we see Kuklinski visiting his younger brother, who it turns out is in jail for murdering a 12 yr. girl. When Kuklinski tells him he now has a wife and 2 daughters, his brother goes ballistic, telling him "you're no better than me, we're screwed up in the head". There is another clutch scene in the movie: Kuklinski, with his family in the car, gets involved in a fender bender, and the other driver insults/threatens his wife, which send Kuklinski over the top (I won't reveal what exactly happens).
The performances in the movie are mostly outstanding, none more so than Michael Shannon, bringing a tour-de-force as we watch him in the role of Kuklinski over a 20 year period (mid-60s to mid-80s). But I was also quite impressed by Winona Ryder, whom I hadn't seen on screen in quite a while. Her role as the clueless but devoted wife and mother is top-notch. Check out also David "Friends" Schwimmer in a smaller role as Josh (another mobster) and James Franco in a blink-and-you'll-miss-it cameo (less than 5 min. screen time). Please note that I did not mention Ray Liotta, I mean, how many more mobster characters can the guy still bring? There was some nice music placement, we hear ELO's "Livin' Thing" during a roller-skating outing of Kuklinski and his family, and later we also get Blondie's "Heart of Glass" in a disco scene where a hit is planned.
Bottom line: this movie flew by in no time for me, and I thoroughly enjoyed it, more so for the performances than for anything else. There are quite a bit of violent scenes, so this is probably not for anyone faint of heart. This movie showed up this weekend on a single screen for all of Greater Cincinnati, but I must say that, given the subject matter of the movie, I was quite surprised how well attended the screening was when I saw this. If you are in the mood for something gritty and dark with outstanding performances, you cannot go wrong with this. "The Iceman" is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
* Michael Shannon ("Premium Rush" and "Boardwalk Empire") is Richard Kuklinski, our contract killer; he is a limited man with limited options: no education, no charm and no skills (other than lethal ones), so he does the best he can with what he has. Shannon is one of the finest actors working today and this difficult role is worthy of him.
* Winona Ryder ("The Dilemma") is Deborah Pellicotti, the shy Catholic girl who wouldn't even do any heavy petting until she was married. Her devoted husband respected and adored her.
* Chris Evans ("What's Your Number?") is Mr. Freezy, whose ubiquitous ice cream truck moves invisibly through the city. This scraggly haired thug bears NO resemblance to "Captain America" let me tell you!
* Ray Liotta ("The Details") is Roy Demeo, a pornographer/crime lord who tested and then exploited the ice water which ran through Kuklinski's veins.
Because this takes place over a time span of nearly 20 years, you will get a kick out of the different cars, clothes, hair styles and mustaches that enjoyed passing popularity. Also, it's refreshing to see pagers and pay phones instead of the ever-present cell phones in today's world. If you are anything like me, you will appreciate "the rest of the story" which appears during the final credits. You can't like a film like this, but you can be impressed by it. Amazon will notify me when this is available.