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One Of My Favourite Blu Ray Releases Ever.
on 24 May 2014
Tarantino is one of my favourite directors of all time, and this set is a dream come true. I never thought a set like this would happen.
The packaging is beautiful, plastered in gorgeous artwork and movie quotes, in a large cardboard foldout box which houses the ten discs this set contains.
The content on all 8 movie Blu Ray's are identical to the original releases, but the disc artwork which now match, and are similar in design to the box-set packaging. All Special features on these discs are present.
Reservoir Dogs - looks and sounds fantastic. As good as I think it can look, and is my favourite film in the set.
True Romance - A solid film, which was written but not directed by Tarantino. Picture and sound is adequate, something I find with alot of Warner Brothers Blu Rays. The scene with Hopper and Walken is one of the greatest Tarantino scenes of all time.
Pulp Fiction - again, looks and sounds great and is a masterpiece. Whilst Reservoir Dogs is my FAVOURITE Tarantino film, even I know this is his BEST.
Jackie Brown - looks less impressive, not grainy or anything, but closer resembles the DVD release than any other film in this set. The weakest of Tarantino's films in my opinion and a genuinely unrewarding experience and I felt every minute of its running time after revisiting for the first time in about 10 years.
Kill Bill Vol 1 - Another stunner, Tarantino at his most fun and a very re-watchable film, I was SLIGHTLY disappointed by the picture quality, but this film is pure class.
Kill Bill Vol 2 - Looking back, this film is a let down, and feels like somebody trying to make a Tarantino as opposed to a film by the man himself. Tonally very different than the first, and its actually a bit jarring. An essential watch though if you enjoy the first.
Death Proof - Tarantino himself has said its his worst film, but if its the worst he ever makes he will be happy with his filmography. I personally prefer it to Jackie Brown, but for what it is, its overlong. Some great music, great car chases and a cool as hell performance by Kurt Russell.
Inglourious Basterds - Stunning. The best looking transfer in the set, it looks perfect. The film gets better and better with age. worth it for the opening scene, the strudel scene and the underground bar scene. I love this films and Waltz performance is unbelievable. The tension in the film is crazy.
NOW, the reason to get this set if you already own the films, the 2 new discs of features.
Disc 1(disc 9 of the set) Has a 4 hr 50min roundtable discussion on all of Tarantinos work by 5 pretentious and highly unlikable critics. I watched the full thing in one sitting, so it must not be that bad, but i strongly disliked those involved in the discussion and it is uninformative.
Disc 2(disc 10) is a treasure, the 2hr 15 minute documentary covers most of the movies and features interviews with Lawrence Bender, Travolta, Sam Jackson, Pam Grier, Robert Forster and more. Fun, imformative and also features a sweet tribute to editor and friend of Quentin, Sally Menke. Also featured is a 35 minute panel on Jackie Brown with Quention, Pam Grier and Robert Forster. ITs very good, but goes by too quick. Also included are 5 trailers for the then upcoming Django Unchained.
OVERALL - an ESSENTIAL set with a couple of criticisms - no subtitles on the 2 new bonus discs. The Dogs Blu Ray still doesn't have the amazing tribute to Lawrence Tierney which is on the 2 disc DVD, and finally, my biggest gripe, lack of input from the man himself on the bonus discs.