A Few Words About A few words about...™ Sea of Love -- in HD

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  1. Robert Harris

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    Sea of Love, from Universal, is a thriller that holds up nicely after 18 years.

    As an HD release, it looks far superior to it's SD counterpart, but as a gritty film, shot with a generally underexposed look, isn't going to be anyone's HD test film.

    And it isn't meant to be.

    What it is, is a reasonably accurate representation of what director Harold Becker's work looked like on film.

    A couple of points that I noted while considering this film.

    Mr. Becker and Mr. Pacino are apparently moving forward toward a 2009 release of a remake of the 1955 caper film, Rififi. Rififi would be their third project together.

    If one reads down into the list of credits -- 19th billing to be exact -- for Sea of Love, you'll note a character named "Black Guy."

    "Black Guy" is played by a young actor named Samuel L. Jackson. It was Mr. Jackson's 8th appearance in a film.

    Remarkably, he now has over 80 to his credit.

    Sea of Love remains enjoyable entertainment, which is worth your 113 minutes.

    Recommended.

    RAH
     
  2. Ed St. Clair

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    Thanks, as always, RAH!
     
  3. Gordon McMurphy

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    Sea of Love was beautifully photographed by one of the great camera operators, Ronnie Taylor, who along with Billy Williams won an Oscar for Gandhi. I had actually forgotten that he shot Sea of Love; I haven't seen it since the early 90s, but I recall that it has a very dark style. Ronnie also shot Dario Argento's, Opera (1987) which has some astounding camera moves and highly imaginative lighting.
     
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    Thanks for those few reassuring words Robert. After reading a couple of very unflattering reviews I was shying away from getting this HD-DVD despite my affinity for the film. Now, I think I'll snag a copy.
     

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