This is one of nicest blu-ray films that I have come across in a while. 'Nice' might be an odd choice of words when talking about Reservoir Dogs but the experience of revisiting, what is arguably , Quentin Tarantino's best film to date, is an absolute pleasure.
The blu-ray initialises with the menu screen as opposed to dropping you straight into the film. This menu is well polished and well thought out. It consists of snapshots of the great scenes which are replete throughout the film and done in such a way that if you have not seen the film in a while, you are instantly re-introduced to much of what you loved about it. It really is very well done.
The quality of the blu-ray release is good. It shows it's age but I am all for that in a picture. Unless a studio is going to go all out with a 4k master, or is it up to 8k these days!?! A sympathetic transfer to the source material is all that is needed and you get that and more here.
Low budget and simple yet very powerful and explosive. Amazing directing (Tarantino's finest in my opinion) great performances/acting all around with a very simple yet quite complex to follow (1st time you watch it) plot line make this a masterpiece. I don't want to ruin any of the plot for anyone who hasn't seen this yet so I will just say that you definitely MUST watch this movie.
*Blu Ray Review (UK Region 2 version). Having watched the normal 2 disc special edition version DVD several times, I bought a Blu Ray player & HD TV so also decided to upgrade my Reservoir Dogs DVD to 1080p Blu Ray as it's one of my favorite movies. Anyway, the picture on the Blu Ray is fine, crisp and clear. There is definitely a noticeable enough difference from DVD to Blu Ray so it's well worth the upgrade. The best part of the upgrade however has to be the audio which has a massive upgrade and the quality is superb. If you are a fan of the movie you should only buy the Blu Ray as it's the finest picture/audio quality currently available for this movie.
This low-fi, exploitation heist gone wrong thriller is one of my favourites, and doesn't deserve the notoriety that surrounded the violence- there's nothing here that hasn't been seen before, and it certainly demonstrates that there consequences to it. It doesn't glamourise the carnage, and nobody goes unpunished. Gripping, intense, and full of ugly yet endearing characters- Tarantino all makes you feel devastated in the final reel when it all comes together.
The classic Tarantino film - now 25 years old - needs no further review here. The Blu Ray disc does add something - the HD transfer is good though not as good as Jackie Brown. The extra stuff including interviews from the time (1992) and 10 years later.
Timeless classic. The dialogue is simply amazing and unique unlike most movies, where the dialogue is vaguely linked to the plot. Tarantino writes in such a style, it makes the audience believe these criminals are human beings just like me and you with their comical conversations and human interactions. Highly recommended