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Inherent Vice [Blu-ray + Digital Copy] (Bilingual)

3.7 out of 5 stars 24 customer reviews

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  • Actors: Joaquin Phoenix, Josh Brolin, Owen Wilson, Katherine Waterston, Reese Witherspoon
  • Directors: Paul Thomas Anderson
  • Writers: Paul Thomas Anderson
  • Producers: Paul Thomas Anderson, JoAnne Sellar, Daniel Lupi
  • Format: NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region A/1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Canadian Home Video Rating : Ages 14 and over
  • MPAA Rating: PG
  • Studio: Warner Home Entertainment
  • Release Date: April 28 2015
  • Run Time: 148 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars 24 customer reviews
  • ASIN: B00RDKB67G
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #6,352 in DVD (See Top 100 in DVD)
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Inherent Vice (HD/BIL/BD)

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Format: Blu-ray
The adventure starts when Shasta Fay Hepworth (Katherine Waterston) requests the help of private detective Larry "Doc" Sportello (Joaquin Phoenix). Doc is a hippie who spends most of his time doing drugs. During the film he does alcohol, pot, acid, PCP, and cocaine while trying to solve various cases. Shasta is a former girlfriend who left a few months or a few years ago. She tells Doc she is the girlfriend of a married man Mickey Wolfmann (Eric Roberts in a cameo) and his wife (Serena Scott Thomas) and the wife's boyfriend are scheming to get Mickey committed.

The story then weaves levels of complexity introducing new characters seeming unrelated to anything. Some characters such as "Bigfoot" (Josh Brolin) appear as stereotypes on the surface, but underneath the exterior is someone totally unexpected. At times this makes fun of 60's stoner films but maintains Coen Brothers type of humor throughout. The characters are far from stock. There is humor in the notes Doc takes down in his book. There were plenty of WTF moments and "what the heck am I watching?" feelings. It is a film you must either be stoned or fully engaged to watch. I would recommend the latter the first time through.

Doc's journey takes him through a dead biker, Mental Asylum (Straight is Hip), Chinese smuggling, Dentist pedophile, massage parlor, and government conspiracy involving the FBI, DOJ and the Aryan Nation. Try to keep up.

This is an oddball cult film that won't appeal to everyone.

Guide F-bomb, sex, nudity (Katherine Waterston- FF)
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Format: DVD
I'm a true fan of Paul Anferson. He's delved into some situations and characters that deserves the big screen budgets. But Inherent Vice I'm not so sure about? I'm not a fan of movies that has to 'explain the title' half way through it to clue the viewer in. And the explanation in the film only serves to confuse the viewer even more. An insurance term meaning 'something volatile and risky to give prime coverage on - like glass, or an egg' Okay, that explains a lot of the characters lifestyles, backgrounds, and gives this foreboding air that someones going to get it or lose it any moment. But I still think the attraction to the title and movie (for me) is what we as humans are addicted to from our earliest age. Why are some addictions 'inherent' to some, and not others? Is it genetics, environment, or purely psychological? Or maybe all of the above? So as much as the movie tries to come off as a 'stoner version of Chinatown' - which in way of set's and costumes et al captures 1970's amazingly. There's this deeper underlying theme to it all that I think any viewer and/or fan is going to have to look through more than once. As a crime mystery, it's as murky as mud - and gets thicker as it progresses. Yet through it all, is this addictive trait to see what will happen next. How knowledgeable and/or decent is the PI 'Doc'? Where exactly is true love? Can those that seem so at odds with one another become useful friends at some point? So yes, there's a LOT of vice's to be seen on the surface in this movie - drugs, drinking, sex, racism and violence. But, they are only coping mechanisms for the true vices these characters can or can't control. Love, curiosity, deceit, hate, friendship, and understanding. The pay off for me that this movie is a keeper is the ending.Read more ›
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Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
The opening scene to this marvelous movie is the only scene where Joaquine Phoenix is not visible, the guy is
in every scene, Josh Brolin you bad boy you, I just don’t know what else to say about this, other than take
me back to the fifty’s an sixty's, this is like a Mulholland Drive an Mulholland Falls esquire, lots of investigating
that leads nowhere soon enough for our protagonist character,
at two hours an twenty eight minutes I though it would be long an boring, but surprise surprise it fooled me to
the point of not being bored, flew by quicker than expected,
1.85:1 Widescreen.
5.1 DTS-HD Master.
Paul Thomas Anderson Kudos To You........
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By EisNinE TOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on Jan. 12 2015
Format: Blu-ray
[NOTE: We all loved 'The Big Lebowski'. I'm not positive, but I think this is a different movie. It's got a different title, different actors, and they seem to be saying different things. Most of them aren't as funny. Even if you can get past a disappointment like that, you still might hate this movie.]

For a Thomas Pynchon fan like myself, 'Inherent Vice' was shocking. The rich intellectual payoffs, cleverly cryptic humor and subtle satire was amazingly accessible. I didn't have to wade through super-dense prose that danced around the accretion disk and balanced precariously above the event horizon, or plotlines that traversed narrative wormholes to seemingly random points in time and space. It almost qualified as a... 'page-turner'. Like Norman Mailer's 'Tough Guys Don't Dance', Denis Johnson's 'Angels', 'Jesus Son' and 'Already Dead', and Cormac McCarthy's 'No Country For Old Men', Pynchon was testing his literary prowess against some tough hombres -- Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, and Jim Thompson, the unholy trinity of crime fiction and Noir-Lit; and in particular, L.A. Noir.

The adaptation of 'No Country for Old Men' was an anomaly, a rare celestial phenomenon. America's greatest living writer, Cormac McCarthy, provided a transcendent novel of Borderland-Noir that was seemingly made to be adapted by Joel and Ethan Coen, America's greatest living film-makers.

'Inherent Vice' is another rare example of perfect stellar and planetary alignment. Paul Thomas Anderson created a late millennial classic with 'Boogie Nights'; but his 2007 adaptation of the Upton Sinclair novel 'There Will be Blood', was a masterpiece...
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