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The Spirit [DVD]

Samuel L. Jackson , Eva Mendes , Frank Miller    Suitable for 15 years and over   DVD
2.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (57 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Samuel L. Jackson, Eva Mendes, Scarlett Johansson, Gabriel Macht, Jaime King
  • Directors: Frank Miller
  • Format: PAL
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Lions Gate Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 25 May 2009
  • Run Time: 103 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 2.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (57 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001TJKV9Q
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 8,101 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


Product Description

Mega-budget action adventure based on the comic strip by Will Eisner. Gabriel Macht stars as Denny Colt, the former rookie cop who returns from the dead as The Spirit, a mysterious hero whose mission is to fight crime from the shadows of Central City. His nemesis is the equally elusive Octopus (Samuel L. Jackson), who plans to wipe out the entire city in his relentless quest for immortality and immediately kills anyone who has the misfortune to glimpse his face. As The Spirit pursues this cold-hearted killer, he finds himself becoming a magnet to a collection of beautiful women (played by Scarlett Johansson, Eva Mendes and Jaime King), all of whom have their own reasons for wanting to get close to him - whether it be to seduce him, love him or kill him.

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This Dvd Is Brand New BUT NOT Sealed - 2008 - RENTAL COPY NEVER USED - (Px3) - Another Dvd Is Now Becoming Very Collectible & Sought After. This Dvd Is In Stock And Will Be Posted From The UK - Region 2

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
Ok, I had heard all the negativity surrounding this film, so didnt exactly go out of my way to watch it, but now I have been able to buy the blu ray for little more than a couple of quid, I decided to give it a go. First things first is the obvious comparison, and thats Sin City. It is nothing like Sin City, and nobody who liked that movie should go into this one expecting another movie of that ilk. And this is where I think a lot of hatred for this movie stems from. Due to the obvious visuals and the blurb thats tells you its made by the same people, it lead many who were unfamiliar with the character, to expect another gritty crime drama, and what they got was a somewhat camp, black comedy.
Now I am not fan of The Spirit from the comic books because I have never read any books featuring him, but I do know that he was always a more comedic character. Most people dont seem to realise this.
I actually found the film to be fun, albeit very silly, which is fine if you are expecting that.
Visually its most certainly a Sin City copy, but I dont think its anywhere near as good, with some poor special effects (the underwater scene with Sand looks pretty horrible to me.

I think its really starting to make Frank Miller look like a one trick pony with the visuals suggesting that maybe this is the only kind he can manage.
Sin City was perfect as thats exactly what the comic book looked like, but The Spirit should have been a much more cartoon colourful affair, maybe similar to the 60s Batman tv show and film.

Over all for the price I paid, and because I knew the character was not to be take seriously, I enjoyed the film. Had I expected something else, I probably would have been 1 starring this as well.
As it is, it certainly isnt a great piece of work, but certainly worth the odd watch here and there.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Worth a Watch 27 Mar 2013
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
This film is worth a watch, but don't take it too seriously. It may have been made by the people that did Sin City and 300 but this film has it's tongue firmly in cheek. It has some laugh out moments, and it looks fantastic, However, the story is weak and the characters undeveloped enough for me. Scarlett Johanson is AMAZING as usual, and as she states in the film - looks fantastic. Samuel L Jackson overacts throughout the film, as usual.
It's worth a watch, but not really worth watching twice in my opinion. The Spirit is just a bit of floss really ;)
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35 of 44 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Better than you might think! 27 May 2009
The easiest thing in the world is to crticise something negatively, we're all good at that, so here's a more difficult to put together positive critique.Forget all the basically "What a load of rubbish" reviews. Ok it's not faithful to the original stories (how many movies are?), and he wears a black suit not his iconic blue one (a very major sin in some people's minds but it suits the muted colours better), but this is a comic story put onto the big screen after all. How logical do you expect it to be. It's about a man who's dead after all and can't die again, how realistic is that!! I have to agree, the Nazi bit came straight from the left field and some of the acting could be a bit better, but they are playing comic book characters don't forget. That aside I actually liked it... a lot. Sure the dialogue isn't up to the standard of Shakespeare, but remember neither were Sin City or 300; they used the original text from the comic books and were equally unusual; Miller wrote the script for this movie in a similar style. Let's be fair, the acting in 300 and Sin City didn't exactly set the world on fire, but really suited those films; it's the same here. Sure it's nothing like other comic adaptations like Spiderman, Batman, X-Men, Iron Man and so on, but that doesn't make it bad. It's just different; a little more arty if you like. I find that when people are very fond of something, be it a type of music, book, tv show or in this case movie, they can get a bit precious about things and become unnecessarily, sometimes vitriolically, damning of something which doesn't match their own idea of how it should have turned out (We've all seen Comic Book Guy on the Simpsons). Relax, open your mind and consider if you really would have done anything differently or better (and that's subjective remember)... Read more ›
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19 of 25 people found the following review helpful
By Mr. Blu
Save the best for first: in pure sound and vision terms this is the greatest Blu-Ray produced to date. The picture quality shows sharpness, depth and contrasts above and beyond "The Dark Knight", "Casino Royale" and, in my eyes, even "Sin City". The sound quality is also in a class of its own: DTS HD Master Audio 7.1! The first BD I've come across with this quality, edging out X-Men 3's 6.1 effort for multi-channel HD class. I think most home cinema fetishists will have to buy this disc, whatever they think of the film.

The film is good, but very much an acquired taste. Contrary to many reports I had read in magazines and on the net "The Spirit" is free of bad acting, but the director has chosen and accomplished a very camp, tongue-in-cheek style for his mid 20th century heroes, and this sure as hell looks like bad acting until you size up the film's specific gravity. It is a film that takes neither itself nor the superhero genre seriously, endlessly self-parodying and always aware of the most typical cliches and how to play with them. If you just want a good superhero/comic-book flick, you may very well hate this and find it truly annoying. But if your sense of humour is generous enough you will find a lot of laughs in this film, and yet still a fair amount of the compelling and gripping; just know that the film will always let go of that grip and laugh as you fall a moment later.

As another reviewer on here states, an open mind is the key. Perhaps rent it first, if you can, it will not please everyone. But it is an entertaining and original film, think of it as a Charles Hawtrey to Sid James's "Sin City". And for anyone who lays great weight on picture and audio quality, it is a revelationary sensory experience. Great value too at the moment. Enjoy.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars Review of Spirit
Predictable and a disappointment following one of Frank Miller's previous films "Sin City." Expected better from the likes of Miller.
Published 17 days ago by Sam Hillier
2.0 out of 5 stars Terrible
Please do not waste your money. This travesty is available on Lovefilm if you really desire to waste 2 hours of your life.
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars spirit
Nothing wrong with the delivery or quality just wasn't that impressed by the film
Why these reviews have to be this long I don't know.
Published 1 month ago by Mr. T. J. Shannon
3.0 out of 5 stars good not great
The acting and the story was ok. But SPFX didn't suit the movie at all, they were gainy and the transition between black and white and colour good have been better. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
good product. on-time delivery. seamlessly trade, thank you.
Published 4 months ago by laguna
1.0 out of 5 stars Just plain damn weird
Dear Hollywood,
Please do not ever let a comic-book author direct a movie ever again. If you need a reason why, just consider Frank Miller. Read more
Published 4 months ago by E. A Solinas
5.0 out of 5 stars dvd
fantastic and very quickly service, it's a dvd that my son wanted and tried different places to get it and couldn't so glad he got it now
Published 5 months ago by dawn
5.0 out of 5 stars fine
Can only say it does what its meant to do what more can you ask of something, no problems here
Published 5 months ago by james
1.0 out of 5 stars Massively disappointing
A terrible film. Some good visuals but nothing you haven't seen in Sin City, which had the added bonus of a script and actors. Read more
Published 6 months ago by T. Prankerd
1.0 out of 5 stars Toilets are always funny....
Cop Denny Colt returns from the dead as The Spirit, a hero whose mission is to fight against the bad forces from the shadows of Central City. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Mr. Corey S. Newcombe
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