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The Bodyguard (Special Edition)  [DVD]
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Kevin Costner plays former CIA agent Frank Farmer, now retired and working as a private bodyguard. He takes on the case of singer Rachel Marron (Whitney Houston), who has received several death threats. Initially reluctant to take on his ideas about security, Rachel gradually begins to warm to Frank, who begins to suspect the pop star's would-be assassin lurks amongst her entourage.
This 1992 crowd pleaser made almost as much money for Whitney Houston as its chart-busting soundtrack. A high-wattage star vehicle as only Hollywood can make, The Bodyguard stars Houston as a pop-music diva (now there's a stretch) and Kevin Costner as the stern bodyguard who is assigned to protect her after the singer receives some nasty death threats. Pop star and bodyguard don't hit it off at first, but they wear down each others' defenses, and before long Houston is baring her tonsils with a rousing rendition of the Dolly Parton chestnut "I Will Always Love You." The film, written by Lawrence Kasden, was originally intended for Steve McQueen, but the script languished for years before Houston took an interest in the project. A proposed sequel would potentially have starred Costner and Princess Diana, until Diana's tragic death precluded that possibility. --Jeff Shannon, Amazon.com --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Product Description
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Its one of these films where you want it to be the perfect love story ending but i will let you see that for yourselves.
Costner and Houston are great together in this film, they have got a real chemistry on screen.
If you have never seen this movie before, you have to buy this its well worth the money, its got a really good soundtrack too.
Ultimately this film is a vehicle for Houston' own music career and it shows. Costners' scenes are often quite grainy whilst Houston' are sharper -especially her singing spots and it's obvious where most of the budget went. It's very much a pop video collection linked by a flimsy story. The acting is strong -for the most part, but does flounder in places and it's obvious that Houston is more at ease singing than acting. The plot is quite obvious even with a number of twists but they do not really throw you off. The script tends to stroll along but some parts do suddenly jarr as they change direction too quickly.
My disc entered the movie straight on insert and I could not access the special features [selected via hitting menu on your remote -lose a *]. Yet despite the flaws it's still a good piece of entertainment even though there are holes in the script and it doesn't seem as though it's over 2 hours long. There is some swearing and an unexplicit sex scene which probably caused this to be a 15 rating, but in reality it could have easily been a ***** 12 with minor adjustments. Deserving more than *** it scrapes in with ****.
Anyway, just incase you've been on Mars for the last 20 year's, my god its been twenty years! The Bodyguard stars sadly the late Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner (grrrr). She plays Rachael Marron a diva pop star (herself basically) who receives death threats. Frank Farmer (Costner, grrrr) is drafted in to be her bodyguard and a good one he is too. He has one rule, never get involved with the client. Their frostiness towards each other turns into something much more. . .
This release sees the digital transfer to widescreen for the first time. The look is much more vibrant with better flesh tones and greater clarity throughout.
Audiowise I'd say average via surround sound. Although very well known for its brilliant soundtrack there is a lot of dialogue throughout which does nowt for the ears. Of course the concert scenes do kick in and sound good. Who could ever forget 'I will always love you' the Dolly Parton song made famous by Whitney.
This is a great movie and well worth having on this dvd.
Did you know that originally Diana Ross and Steve McQueen were penned in to star in this movie circa 1975! The script was shelved until Costner found it. Good job he did eh?
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Awful film. Bought it as a present for my mum for Christmas as we had booked to see it in the theatre. Thank god the theatre version was better!!Published 25 days ago by Bookie!