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Sin City [UMD Mini for PSP]

Bruce Willis , Mickey Rourke , Frank Miller , Robert Rodriguez    Suitable for 18 years and over   UMD Mini for PSP
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (267 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Bruce Willis, Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Clive Owen, Nick Stahl
  • Directors: Frank Miller, Robert Rodriguez, Quentin Tarantino
  • Producers: Frank Miller, Robert Rodriguez, Elizabeth Avellan
  • Subtitles: English, Italian
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 18
  • Studio: Buena Vista Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 26 Sep 2005
  • Run Time: 126 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (267 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000AXWNHU
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 43,822 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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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, Amazon.com

Product Description

This town beckons the tough, the corrupt, and the brokenhearted. Some call it dark. Hard-boiled. Then there are those who call it home. Crooked cops. Sexy dames. Desperate vigilantes. Some are seeking revenge. Others lust after redemption. And then there are those hoping for a little of both. A universe of unlikely and reluctant heroes still trying to do the right thing in a city that refuses to care. Their stories -- shocking, suspenseful and searing -- come to the fore in a film that is literally a comic book come to life from co-directors Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez, plus special guest director Quentin Tarantino.

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Breaking the rules 25 Sep 2005
Format:DVD
Sin City is one of those films that you see posters for, think it looks interesting but don't neccessarily get the point. At least, until you sit in the cinema and get to see the full glory.
That is the word for this film - glorious. Filmed with techniques and a style that haven't been used for a long time, Sin City presents three stories that, whilst not consecutive or concurrent, are nonetheless compelling. Each actor lived their character so deeply I could believe that this was all they ever were, who they had ever been. Despite the previous hits, both film and telelvision, spread between Willis, Owen, Rourke and Alba (as the easiest faces to identify), even my Sin City mad friend could see no one else when they went home to read the books!
This film is a rule breaker. The last film I saw that involved thought as an important feature of the script was Dune. As much as I love Frank Herbert's work, I was completely in awe of the way the three directors matched unspoken dialogue with fantastic colour technique to provide a thrilling, astounding vacation into a world that is both different and similar to that in which we live. Black and white filming is mostly restricted to flashbacks within any genre but here it is used to effect, making even the most bloody of scenes somehow softer.
I'm sorry to say I was not impressed with Kill Bill...yet Tarantino's scene was not only bloodless but hilarious. There is a wonderful amount of dark humour to be found within this delightful film - delightful as a study for media students, as the final pleasure for fans of the books and even for those who have never read them before. I am in the last catergory. And I can assure everyone, I loved this film so much I'll happily watch any others that are screened.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Yes, it's worth the wait 10 Dec 2007
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
The collector's two disc DVD edition of Sin City has finally made it to PAL, and in a beautifully designed tin box, too. I never thought tin could be so sexy! The Region 2 version has all the extras the NTSC discs have, except the Sin-Chroni-City Interactive Game. The package doesn't include the graphic novels either, but real fans will have those anyway.

Are the extras worth the money? Well, I certainly think so. If you're interested in graphics you get a fascinating insight into how Sin City became the stunning, original work of modern film art that it most assuredly is. If you're interested in film making you get commentaries from director Rodriguez, and from Quentin Tarantino and Frank Miller, plus Rodriguez's specials on disc 2. If you're into props, special effects make-up and cars, there's something here for you. You even get Bruce Willis (and John Laurie!) performing at the wrap party.

Plus you get the film, of course. And that lovely tin box. Mmmmmm!
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38 of 42 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A hard tin, with some decent extras 2 Jan 2008
By Paul Tapner TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:DVD
Sin city is a film made in 2005, directed by robert rodriguez [and one scene by quentin tarantino] that adapts three of frank miller's graphic novels for the screen. these are all set in a place called sin city, and tell classic film noir tales, from a private eye getting caught up in a turf war to a tough guy getting revenge for the death of a lady, to a cop risking all to protect a girl from a psycho killer. filmed with computer graphics and motion capture and lots of technology this is the most faithful literary adaptation ever. the film looks like the pictures from the book, and the script follows them totally. brutal and brilliant and fully deserving of an 18 certificate.

the first dvd region 2 release had one solitary extra. a ten minute featurette. the region 1 version had lots, but this version never appeared in the uk. so imagine my surprise when walking into HMV for a browse the other week as I had a few minutes to spare, and finding this had finally come to region two!

And it was worth the wait.

there are two discs. the first contains the cinema released cut of the film, and the following extras:

three commentaries. one by rodriguez and tarantino. one by rodriguez and frank miller. and the audience commentary, which is a recording of how the audience at the premiere reacted. shouting and cheering, mostly.

There are lots of documentaries, most of which run ten to fifteen minutes:

how it all went down: convincing frank miller to let the film be made

a piece about the scene tarantino directed

documentaries about the cars, props, costumes and make up.

Two different cinema trailers for the film.
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29 of 32 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars SIN-ful! 15 Nov 2005
Format:DVD
This is one of the most striking, memorable, imaginative and violent films to have come out in a long, long time. It is a cliched ridden flick where nothing is taken too seriously - especially life - and where anything goes.
Expect to meet hookers, mercenaries, hit men, good cops, bad cops, strippers and thugs in Sin City. This tells three stories, that are ingeniously subtley linked together.
The most interesting story is Bruce Willis' as Hartigan. A cop who protected a little girl when she was younger, and in a cruel twist of fate has to protect her again when she is older (and played by Jessica Alba). It's the most detailed story, with the best character development.
The best character, however, is Mickey Rourke's Marv. A tough, unbeatable and ugly man who is out to avenge the death of a hooker who gave him things he had never dreamed of. It's a slightly simple story, but it's effective, violent, and unlike the other stories in the film, filled with dark humour.
Clive Owen is the weakest main character. He plays Dwight with a lot of gusto, but the character doesn't have the same heart that the others does, as he tries to stop Benicio Del Toro's troublemaker. This story also includes the infamous scene directed by Quentin Tarantino, where Dwights dead body starts talking again. There's nothing wrong with Tarantino, he's a great director, but in Sin City, his scene feels out of place. It doesn't flow with the rest of the film, and jars you out of the mood. It still is an interesting scene, however.
Of course, there are also some brilliant baddies. Elijah Wood's cannibal is creepy, while Nick Stahl relishes in the dirtyness of Yellow B######.
This DVD is sadly lacking in the extras department.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic!
Such an absolute classic! Really does the original source material justice, and Mickey Rookes portrayal of Marv is brilliant! Read more
Published 5 days ago by Lee Brade
4.0 out of 5 stars Visceral, Visionary, Visual, Sin City kicks the big un!
Three grizzled stories from Basin City comprise the basis for Robert Rodriguez's adaptation of Frank Miller's graphic novels (Miller along for co-directing duties as well). Read more
Published 5 days ago by Spike Owen
4.0 out of 5 stars A very unique graphic novel movie for its time
Sin City was a very unique graphic novel movie broken down into several short stories staring Bruce Willis, Mickey Rourke, Clive Owen and more. Read more
Published 12 days ago by Gatekeeper197
1.0 out of 5 stars i am not very happy with the film it stopped three times and i ...
i am not very happy with the film it stopped three times and i dont think its my broadband speed so we give up in the end
Published 12 days ago by R.bruyea
5.0 out of 5 stars I am Very pleased with My Order
I am Very pleased with My Order. Top of the range item meets all my requirments.
Pronpt delivery, Arrived on time Value for money
Published 13 days ago by Mr. G. Broad
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Took 3 weeks to arrive, but otherwise no problems
Published 14 days ago by Mr. Ka Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars sin city bluray.
Fantastic film,seems it was made for bluray great hd .
Published 14 days ago by glen bass
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
received as stated good packaging good film
Published 21 days ago by david t sylvester
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing
One of my favourite films, love the direction and style of this. The acting even suits the graphic book feel to it. Just a shame the sequel didn't match up to it.
Published 24 days ago by AuthorMattShaw
5.0 out of 5 stars Great film have seen it before but I just had ...
Great film have seen it before but I just had to have it,
Like most other things I have had from your selves it was well packed.
Published 29 days ago by Artura
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