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Sin City (Premium Steelbook Edition) [Blu-ray]

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  • Actors: Jessica Alba, Benicio Del Toro, Clive Owen, Bruce Willis, Brittany Murphy
  • Format: NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Studio: eOne Films Distribution
  • Release Date: Nov. 2 2010
  • Run Time: 124 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars 52 customer reviews
  • ASIN: B0041JLUIM
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #5,009 in DVD (See Top 100 in DVD)
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Special Features

Audio Commentaries
Interactive comic book
How the film was made
Quentin Tarantino guest director
Cars of Sin City
Props of Sin City
Teaser and Trailer
Special effects of Sin City

Rodriguez special feature including:
1. 15 minute flic school
2. All green screen version
3. The Long Take
4. Sin City: Live in Concert
5. 10 minute cooking school
--This text refers to an alternate Blu-ray edition.

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Brutal and breathtaking, Sin City is Robert Rodriguez's stunningly realized vision of Frank Miller's pulpy comic books. In the first of three separate but loosely related stories, Marv (Mickey Rourke in heavy makeup) tries to track down the killers of a woman who ended up dead in his bed. In the second story, Dwight's (Clive Owen) attempt to defend a woman from a brutal abuser goes horribly wrong, and threatens to destroy the uneasy truce among the police, the mob, and the women of Old Town. Finally, an aging cop on his last day on the job (Bruce Willis) rescues a young girl from a kidnapper, but is himself thrown in jail. Years later, he has a chance to save her again.

Based on three of Miller's immensely popular and immensely gritty books (The Hard Goodbye, The Big Fat Kill, and That Yellow Bastard), Sin City is unquestionably the most faithful comic-book-based movie ever made. Each shot looks like a panel from its source material, and director Rodriguez (who refers to it as a "translation" rather than an adaptation) resigned from the Directors Guild so that Miller could share a directing credit. Like the books, it's almost entirely in stark black and white with some occasional bursts of color (a woman's red lips, a villain's yellow face). The backgrounds are entirely digitally generated, yet not self-consciously so, and perfectly capture Miller's gritty cityscape. And though most of Miller's copious nudity is absent, the violence is unrelentingly present. That may be the biggest obstacle to viewers who aren't already fans of the books and who may have been turned off by Kill Bill (whose director, Quentin Tarantino, helmed one scene of Sin City). In addition, it's a bleak, desperate world in which the heroes are killers, corruption rules, and the women are almost all prostitutes or strippers. But Miller's stories are riveting, and the huge cast--which also includes Jessica Alba, Jaime King, Brittany Murphy, Rosario Dawson, Benicio Del Toro, Elijah Wood, Nick Stahl, Michael Clarke Duncan, Devin Aoki, Carla Gugino, and Josh Hartnett--is just about perfect. (Only Bruce Willis and Michael Madsen, while very well-suited to their roles, seem hard to separate from their established screen personas.) In what Rodriguez hopes is the first of a series, Sin City is a spectacular achievement. --David Horiuchi --This text refers to an alternate Blu-ray edition.

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Format: Blu-ray
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 days with the cheapest shipping method. Very impressed with amazon.ca .

Region Free?: Yup
Disc Title: SIN_CITY
Disc Size: 23,855,581,236 bytes
BD-Java: No
Movie Length: 2:04:02
Movie Size: 23,772,352,512
Total Bitrate: 25.55
Video: AVC / 14.45Mbps / 1080p / 23.976fps / 16:9 / High Profile 4.1
Audio: English / DTS-HD Master 5.1 / 4134Kbps / 48kHz / 24-bit
Audio: French / DTS-HD Master 5.1 / 4253Kbps / 48kHz / 24-bit
Audio: English / DD AC3 5.1 / 448Kbps
Audio: French / DD AC3 5.1 / 448Kbps
Subtitle: English / 47.066Kbps
Subtitle: French / 143.075Kbps
Subtitle: French / 0.318Kbps [Forced Signs/Subs]
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Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
DO NOT BUY

WTF NO BONUS FEATURES?! product description sais it hasthese bonus features, but there isnt any. u cant just lie in the description seller, i want my dam money back, this ad should be taken down. im going to write to amazon
Audio Commentaries
Interactive comic book
How the film was made
Quentin Tarantino guest director
Cars of Sin City
Props of Sin City
Teaser and Trailer
Special effects of Sin City
Rodriguez special feature including:
1. 15 minute flic school
2. All green screen version
3. The Long Take
4. Sin City: Live in Concert
5. 10 minute cooking school
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Format: DVD
Not being into comic books much, and thinking this movie would be nothing more than stylized tripe - I stayed away from it till now. If one's like me seeing those Norman Rockwell type pictures with a young boy under the blankets with a flashlight voraciously reading his comic book, this movie will make you live that depiction! Much like Pulp Fiction, the movie centers on four characters that seemingly have no connection to one another. Yet, they all have moralistic values among the seediness and corruption in the fictitious realm of Sin City. At first I was a bit dismayed, as the characters seemed to get killed off, then on to the next story. But low and behold, it's hard to keep a good man dead. Mickey Rourke steals the show for me, as this oversized ugly brute named Marv seeking vengeance for the death of the girl that cared for him named Goldie. Bruce Willis is in his element as the 'good cop' who saves a young girl from a maniacal rapist with political powers. Clive Owen is also great as the savior for the 'women of the night', who get sold out to crooked cops and mob business. Certain paths do brush with one another, and like Pulp Fiction; starts solidifying the stories and this Sin City that they're taking place in. So again, not knowing anything about the cult comic books beforehand, I was pleasantly seduced into it all. Fans of the print versions maybe better prepared and/or scrutinizing. What is really impressive is the look of the movie. Excellent artistic design and blending 'green scene' acting into this comic book landscape. For all the violence, sex, and gory grimness, there is an alluring renascence beauty to it all. Whether you're a fan of comic books or not, action and violence or not, or think the actors are good or not. I think you'll be pleasantly surprised by this movie, and will appreciate it for time to come.
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Format: DVD
WOW! What an awesome film. It is based on 3 out of 7 Frank Miller books: #1, The Hard Goodbye, #3, The Big Fat Kill and #4 That Yellow Bastard. Also, fans will recognize the opening scene, as its the short story "The customer is always right". This film is amazing beyond description. The msot faithful comic book adaptation EVER. Why the four stars? Because the DVD will have nothing on it! I'd give the film 5, but this DVD itself is as naked as the girls of Sin City! So fans of Special Editions, and of course of Sin City: save your cash. Robert Rodriguez himself stated that there WILL be A Special Edition coming later. Just a warning....
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By E. A Solinas HALL OF FAMETOP 10 REVIEWER on April 18 2005
Format: 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.
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