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Fargo is a Coen classic that no matter how many times I watch it, gives me a wince and a laugh. Frances McDormand is her usual excellent self although you could argue that her characters are always the same.
If you're a newcomer to the Coen catalogue put Fargo prettyy close to the top of your wishlist. It's the Coen's doing what they do best, short and sweet excellent story telling. It does bug me that they put 'Based on a true story' at the start, just to get us talking about it. A bit of boy who cried wolf going on...
The blu-ray transfer is very so-so. Most of the time, it's very grainy but the colours are enhanced. I didn't notice anything different with the audio - there's not much for HD audio to work with. Is it better than the DVD? Marginally but given it's such a low price it's just about worth the upgrade.
Languages on disc: English DTS HD master & Stereo; Castillian Spanish 5.1 DTS; Brazillian Portugese 5.1 DTS; French (Parisian) 5.1 DTS; French (Quebecous) 5.1 DTS; German; Italian; Latin Spanish;
Subs on disc: Loads! Castillian text and commentary; Brazillian Portugese, Cantonese; Croatian; Czech; Dutch text and commentary; French (Parisian & Quebecois); German text and commentary; Greek; Hebrew; Hungarian; Italian text and commentary; Korean; Latin Spanish; Mandarin; Polish; Potugese; Thai; Turkish
NOTE: The packaging says that there are Japanese language and subtitles available but they are NOT on the disc.
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Initial post: 31 Oct 2012 16:08:20 GMT
Last edited by the author on 31 Oct 2012 16:08:48 GMT
If you do the research on the internet about the case in question you will find that some of the plot is actually true. I normally hate it when films have the 'based on a true story' blurb attached, but in this one instance, you will find that it closely ties in with the factual events.
In reply to an earlier post on 31 Oct 2012 16:38:48 GMT
The usual suspect says:
Research on the internet? That sounds a huge game of pick the truth from the lies...
Just for a test I've just put 'Fargo true or false' into a search engine and all the results so far say, it's all false. So which parts have you found to be true? There's bound to be some, so I'm intrigued.
Posted on 27 Dec 2012 16:54:07 GMT
Steve W says:
Blu-ray. Is not worth bothering with, if anything it's not as good as the DVD, it seems all they have done is added more contrast and sharpener to the DVD tranfer which has created horrid white halo's, this can be seen on the DVD version but on Blu-ray much worse. Compared sound on DVD and Blu-ray and again dolby digital is actually better, the gun shots louder etc, no idea what they did with this transfer but it goes against the whole idea of Blu-ray, DTS etc, shame as I was very much looking forward to it. I have the Fargo (Special Edition)  [DVD] and even for an extra 1p the Blu-ray is not worth it. Miller's Crossing on the other hand is a brilliant Blu-ray.
In reply to an earlier post on 28 Dec 2012 11:00:22 GMT
Andrew Prior says:
The Coen's came clean after film was earning rave reviews and doing wonders at the box office. They said it's ALL made up.
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