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An absolutely stunning looking film
on 4 June 2011
I love this film, and now I love it even more because it looks and sounds stunning on Blu-ray.
The film is almost an anthology with three vignettes, one starring Bruce Willis, one starring Mickey Rourke and another with Clive Owen. All three stories are totally engrossing and brilliantly acted. This is far and away Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller's best work, Miller went on to direct the very disappointing, The Spirit, which was shot in the same style. Tarantino is even on board as a guest director filming part of the Clive Owen story. The three actors mentioned above are joined by an excellent supporting cast including Benicio Del Toro, Michael Clarke Duncan, Brittany Murphy, Jaime King, Rosario Dawson, Josh Hartnett, Jessica Alba, Elijah Wood and many more, as you can guess it's a bit of an all star cast.
It's shot in a very stylized black and white with splashes of colour, such as blood or eye colour and on Blu-ray the colours really do pop off the screen. I played this side by side with the DVD (which has since been given away) and the step up in quality was huge. Plenty of extras here to keep the enthusiasts happy including the film played with a test audience reaction which is fun. 10 out of 10 film, and thankfully 10 out of 10 for the Blu-ray. A MUST HAVE EVEN IF YOU ALREADY OWN THE DVD.