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Reservoir Dogs is it good and worth $7.99?

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#1 of 25 OFFLINE   Reginald Trent

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Posted October 12 2001 - 08:28 PM

I saw this at Best Buy when I was buying Snow White. They had it for $7.99 I have never seen it so I wondering is it worth it? How is the transfer, audio and storyline?

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Posted October 12 2001 - 08:42 PM

I thought the movie is pretty good, though a rippoff of City on Fire of some sort, and certainly worth the $8.00 price tag. I havn't seen the DVD, so I can tell good or bad about the DVd.

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Posted October 12 2001 - 08:42 PM

Transfer: Below par, but still reasonable. Audio: Good. Storyline: If you liked Pulp Fiction, you'll like this too.

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Posted October 12 2001 - 09:56 PM

Well, you could always wait until next year for the Director's Cut SE; I think there will be something like 15 mins. of footage re-inserted. I have no clue if the disc will be a seamless branching deal though. And while we're on the subject, does anybody know of the supplemental content that will be on the SE? ------------------ Have you ever noticed anyone driving slower than you is an idiot? And anyone driving faster than you is a maniac!! - George Carlin ICQ: 55259446 (or just search for "John Shaft"...can you dig?)
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#5 of 25 OFFLINE   andrew markworthy

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Posted October 12 2001 - 10:34 PM

The plot of the movie is about a jewellery robbery that goes wrong. The gang members (known by their code names of colours - 'Mr Pink' etc) - or what's left of them - hide out in a warehouse and then the recriminations start. A cop is held captive and tortured. Then you get the denoument. The movie itself tends to polarise people into those who love it and those who hate it. I'm in the latter camp - to me, it's too derivative, uses swearing and violence to needless excess and has, at the heart of it, a very banal plot and, frankly, no real 'message'. Others will take issue with this and say that the derivative sections are a deliberate homage, the swearing and violence make points about the desensitisation in modern society, and that the plot is profound. If memory serves me correctly, the title comes from Tarrantino's days working in a video store, when he supposedly pronounced 'Au Revoir Les Enfants' [a heartbreaking movie but well worth seeing, incidentally] as 'Reservoir Dogs'.

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Posted October 13 2001 - 03:58 AM

I really enjoy Tarentino movies and reservoir dogs is no exception. As far as the DVD is concerned, I haven't bought any of his films on DVD yet because they are barebones and am waiting for a special edition release of any/all of his movies. I think I'll be waiting for quite a while. Buy it for $8.00 if you haven't seen it and think you may like it. If you don't like it, sell it. Remember, you only paid about the price of a movie ticket to own it so no real loss.

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#7 of 25 OFFLINE   John Besse

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Posted October 13 2001 - 06:31 AM

I love that movie. But it's no Pulp Fiction!

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#8 of 25 OFFLINE   Glen C

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Posted October 13 2001 - 07:55 AM

Transfer: C- just passing Audio: C Movie: C- Pulp Fiction makes this look like an amateur movie. It grows very monotonous IMHO with no care for the characters (unlike Pulp)

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Posted October 13 2001 - 08:07 AM

One of my favourite movies and one of my first dvds !! Although there are romours of a SE for next year, i think is a must buy for 8 U$S. You won't regret !!!
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#10 of 25 OFFLINE   Reginald Trent

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Posted October 13 2001 - 12:23 PM

Thanks guys, what is the aspect ratio and is it anamorphic?

#11 of 25 OFFLINE   Jeff Adkins

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Posted October 13 2001 - 06:37 PM

It was shot in Super 35. The theatrical aspect ratio was 2.35:1 and this is the version you should watch, although both versions are presented. The 1.33 version has more image at the top and bottom but loses image from the sides. The DVD is not anamorphic, but looked decent to me. It's been several years since I watched the DVD, but for that price it's well worth picking up. Even if you decide you want the SE later on, you'll still be able to get a minimum of $5 out of the old one. Jeff

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Posted October 13 2001 - 07:07 PM

Reservoir Dogs is one of my favorite movies.... I would even place it slightly above Pulp Fiction. But I don't own the DVD of either of the films... for $7.99, it is well worth it just to see it (Blockbuster rentals are almost $4).

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#13 of 25 OFFLINE   Edwin Pereyra

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Posted October 14 2001 - 04:38 AM

I cannot remember the video and audio presentations as I only rented this one and it has been a while since I've seen it. But I can certainly recommend the movie itself.


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Posted October 14 2001 - 08:18 AM

I think this movie is a must see. It is not a movie that I would want to watch a number of times. Pulp Fiction was and is my favourite movie experience. In contrast Resevoir Dogs was a fantastic film that I had trouble watching due to the content. This is a compliment to the impact of the film (RD)not a criticism. Regards Emmett

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Posted October 14 2001 - 10:53 AM

I saw a documentary of Reservoir Dogs 9 years ago on Showtime. Tarantino said he took out some scenes from the robbery he said not showing it had a better effect on the flow of the film. I think half of those 15 minutes of the deleted scenes are from that.

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Posted March 13 2002 - 06:58 PM

Waiting and waiting for the Resevoir Dog special edition.... When does it come out again? Arrrrgghh Posted Image

By the way, I think Pulp Fiction wasn't that great.

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Posted March 13 2002 - 07:13 PM


Waiting and waiting for the Resevoir Dog special edition.... When does it come out again? Arrrrgghh


The Video Business site lists it as an August 2002 release (10th Anniversary Edition). I don't know how accurate that info is.

#18 of 25 OFFLINE   Chad Gregory

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Posted March 13 2002 - 07:30 PM

There is an ad inside the Made DVD that states July 2002... -Chad

#19 of 25 OFFLINE   Jeff Adams

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Posted March 14 2002 - 10:39 AM

I absolutely loved this movie. I think other than Pulp Fiction that it is Tarantino's best film. It is very graphic and alot of swearing but I reall really like this movie. About a year ago I was sick for about a week and watched it 3 days in a row. And for $7.99 it is definately worth it. Who know's how long it will actually be until the SE edition will be out so if you want to see this movie spend $7.99 and get it. It's only $4.99 more than a rental and you don't have to worry about late fee's. And as far as the picture goes, it is not anamorphic, I have to go into my dvd players set up menu and change some settings to view it.
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Posted March 14 2002 - 02:11 PM

Get this disc. $7.99 is a steal. Fantastic movie and a decent disc. Whens the new SE come out?

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