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Very good blu ray transfer and one of earlies and best Mann's films (although not a masterpiece)
on 8 August 2015
First or second film by Michael Mann, it includes all his best qualities, although I don't think it's his best one: a great use of sound (not just music) and silence, almost unreal mis-en-scene of the environment, and still being realistic, and great direction of actors (James Caan gives one of his best performance ever). It's bitter, dry, abstract sometimes. I don't like his use of music that much (maybe Manhunter, INsider and Heat were the only one where music was not cheap or overwhelming, during a scene). Blu ray transfer is quite impressing and you forgive some scenes were they obviously could not correct some grainy dark shots.