I already own and have reviewed Meet Joe Black [DVD] [1999
] but as always is the way I wanted the other 2 films in this set so now have a double of MJB.At the time it was cheaper to buy the boxset rather than the 2 films individually.
I can't be the only person who ends up with doubles this way can I?
No matter,MJB is an exceptional collaboration between Sir Anthony and Brad Pitt.The interplay between them is so natural and unforced.
Pitt is the Grim Reaper come to claim the life of Hopkins,but dallies with Hopkins daughter in exchange for a few more precious days of his life.
By contrast,Pitts character in Legends Of The Fall is self-destructive and savage and he totally dominates the film,no mean feat when Hopkins shares top billing.
This is equally as good as MJB but is more sprawling and with plenty of excellent supporting actors right down to the very small roles.
In my opinion the least of the films is The Devil's Own,but not by much.
It is much more action orentated and has its feet firmly on the ground,dealing with the conflict between Pitts IRA terrorist and Harrison Fords N.Y.P.D. sergeant whose vision is blurred by his own Irish ancestory and the ambiguity of that undeclared war between Irish extremists and the British Government.
Highly recommended,except for the dvd case:the discs are stored one on top of the other which could result in scratching the discs when handling.Far better in my opinion to have seperate storage holders within the box.