- Format: NTSC
- Language: English
- Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
- Dubbed: French, Spanish
- Region: Region 1 (US and Canada DVD formats.)
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.85:1
- Number of discs: 1
- Classification: R (Restricted) (US MPAA rating. See details.)
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (59 customer reviews)
- ASIN: B000M341SC
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 116,610 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)
Infamous [DVD]  [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
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Based on the true story of the relationship between Truman Capote and one of the murderers who inspired his book 'In Cold Blood.'
After reading about the murder of a Kansas family, Truman Capote plunges into the murder case that inspired his great novel In Cold Blood. Prisoner Perry Smith, killed in cold blood, the state will execute him in cold blood; does Capote get his story through cold calculation, or is there a price for him to pay? --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Top Customer Reviews
Much as I admire Hoffman I think Toby Jones' portrayal of Capote is more compelling: Truman Capote was certainly a larger than life character, outrageous, camp, witty, plausible & amoral (& an undoubted genius) - but I think Hoffman lays it on just a bit thick. It's not that his characterisation is necessarily inaccurate, but it is too big for the film to bear.
Jones achieves the right balance I think: this is definitely & sublimely a Truman Capote we can believe in, & even love. It's a compelling peformance with a sureness & lightness of touch; he brings an impish quality to Capote's bitchiness & bons mots which is very appealing, & which provides effective contrast to the more sombre episodes.
Greater verisimilitude is achieved overall with each character & element of the plot given its due weight, superb casting, & tighter production. With great photography & luscious costumes & interiors it provides a feast for the eyes as well as food for thought.
The earlier film is much looser & more discursive than Infamous & it suffers correspondingly. For example, there is a lengthier exposition of Truman Capote's ambivalence about the publication & reception of Harper Lee's book (To Kill a Mockingbird), whereas this is dealt with succinctly but no less effectively in Infamous.
Both films are imaginative representations of a certain set of circumstances - in other words they are fictionalised accounts of real event so neither claims to be factually accurate.Read more ›
The story begins with much of the cast narrating their thoughts on Truman Capote via interview to the camera. They discuss with dispassion this odd little American writer who was also a world-class raconteur and smoozer. Particularly good are Juliet Stevenson as the socialite and Sandra Bullock as Harper Lee (author of "To Kill A Mockingbird").
The story begins with Truman seeing a story in a newspaper about a family wiped out in small town America. He is drawn to it without really knowing why. He and Bullock travel to the town, but are stumped by paperwork. The town sheriff (downplayed subtly and beautifully by Jeff Daniels) won't play ball and allow either access to anything to do with the case. So Truman does what he does best - he wheedles his way into the sheriff's family and their affections with his charm and tales of famous folks (a trick he uses in the interviews in jail). Then the real murderers get caught and Truman gets stuck in on both of them knowing that these scumbags want their sordid stories told. And on it goes...
The support cast is uniformly superb too - Sigourney Weaver, Hope Davis, Isabella Rossellini and Gwyneth Paltrow - all actresses of real talent and power.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is one of the best films I have ever seen. Toby Jones gives the performance of his career and should have been given an oscar. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Alice R.
Well acted story of a fascinating writer and his attempt to enter the mind of a killer.Published 5 months ago by PC Banter
Toby Jones' performance is outstanding, and so are those of the collection of supporting actors. Several notches above the film 'Capote' with Philip Seymour Hoffman in many... Read morePublished 6 months ago by LChP
A fascinating insight into the human condition; At times I felt the very essence of his being; What an incredible production! ... Read morePublished 6 months ago by HOPE