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The Limey [1999]

3.3 out of 5 stars 47 customer reviews
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  • Actors: Terence Stamp, Peter Fonda, Lesley Ann Warren, Luis Guzmán, Barry Newman
  • Directors: Steven Soderbergh
  • Writers: Lem Dobbs
  • Producers: John Hardy, Scott Kramer
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 18
  • Studio: Vci
  • DVD Release Date: 12 Aug. 2002
  • Run Time: 85 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars 47 customer reviews
  • ASIN: B00004W0T5
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 47,425 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)
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DVD Special Feature:

2 Commentaries
Isolated Music Score
Cast and Crew Interviews
Behind The Scenes Footage
Theatrical Trailer

Video Aspect Ratio: 16:9 Anamorphic
Main Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles: English for the hard of hearing

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Two icons of 60s cinema, Terence Stamp and Peter Fonda, go head-to-head in Steven Soderbergh's stylish reworking of the lone avenger theme. Stamp plays Wilson, an ageing Cockney villain newly out of jail, who arrives in Los Angeles to ask some awkward questions. His beloved daughter, mistress of powerful rock promoter Terry Valentine (Fonda), has died in a car crash; but Wilson's far from convinced it was an accident. With his gaunt, grim features and sparse white hair, Stamp's a dead ringer for the angel of death. Or maybe, as Soderbergh hints with some intricate flashback and flash-forward cutting, the whole story is a dying man's dream of vengeance. Echoes of Get Carter and Point Blank aren't far to seek. Though it's tense, gripping and often funny--Wilson's rhyming-slang dialogue bemuses every American he meets--The Limey is shot through with an aching sense of loss and wasted years. The final showdown between Wilson and Valentine feels like the epitaph of an era once rich in dreams. Some of the film's most poignant moments are its "flashbacks" to Wilson's younger days, which are actually clips from Ken Loach's 1967 movie Poor Cow, featuring the twentysomething Stamp, insolently and heart-breakingly beautiful. --Philip Kemp

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