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on 9 September 2017
Great film & great service from bella salute
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on 26 July 2017
very good movie from beginning to end.
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on 28 June 2017
Good film Worth the money
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on 23 August 2016
Brilliant film
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on 29 January 2017
it's about time this classic L.A. thriller was on blu-ray & with new extras
Second sight have reissued COLORS on blu-ray now
with a new 1080p HD transfer which looks pretty Good nice sharp & clear picture much better than the old dvd version
the sound quality is a 2.0 master mix
there's also new EXTRAS aswell, the old dvd only had the original Theatrical trailer
well second sight have added a new interview with screen writer Michael schiffer goes for about 29min
and new interview with L.A.PD Gang division advisor for the film Dennis fanning- 15mins
there's also some Deleted scenes on this new blu-ray- 9min worth
so the film's runtime on second sight's blu-ray is about 119min including end credits
plus the original Theatrical trailer of course
tragically no new interviews with Sean Penn or Robert Duvall and Director Dennis Hopper passed away years ago
so no interview with him
the U.S. blu-ray has the same content as the Second sight blu-ray except for the Deleted scenes
Shout factory Decided to add the Unrated cut of the film which has the 9min of Deleted scenes inserted back into the film
making the run time about 127-128min
that's the only difference between the 2 versions actually
3 stars for both the U.K. & U.S. blu-ray
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on 27 March 2017
no subtitles. only stereo sound. good movie ofcourse. but buy the dvd instead... this is a sham.
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on 25 January 2003
Colors was made in the immediate period preceeding global familiarity with LA gang culture achieved through the spread of explosive rap acts, televised images of rioting and several films. It steers clear of the sensationalism and bragging that characterises much of this material. Instead it presents a balanced and unsentimental look at the powerful allure of gang culture to the poor and disenfranchised urban youth and the obstacles standing in the way of neutral policing in an environment where the macho and indesciminant violence affects all who deal with it.
The fine dividing line between the gangsta and the cop is the source of tension between two police partners and forms the central relationship of the film. The senior cop (Duvall) dislikes the brutal approach to policing adopted by his new and inexperienced partner (Penn) accusing him of being "just like them - nothing but a gangsta". There is a refreshing absence of Hollywood moralsing in this film which indicates that the violent events of the film are merely part of a wider reality that constantly repeats and reinforces itself. As one of the gang members argues ... "there will always be gangs man, always be fighting, that's just life".
The sordid filming locations and sharp dialogue give the film a powerful realism, and listen out for the brilliant and menacing theme song rapped by Ice-T. Hopper has directed a hard-edged and exciting film here and it wins my praise.
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on 26 April 2015
The city of los angeles a dangerous live of the cop and the gang members sean penn , robert duvall and maria conchita it is a very realistic movies and the soundtrack is awesome its a hip hop movies cop action movies
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Colors is directed by Dennis Hopper and written by Richard Di Lello and Michael Schiffer. It stars Robert Duvall, Sean Penn, Maria Conchita Alonso, Grand L. Bush, Randy Brooks, Glenn Plummer, Trinidad Silva and Don Cheadle. Music is by Herbie Hancock and cinematography by Haskell Wexler.

Danny McGavin (Penn) transfers to the LAPD C.R.A.S.H. unit and is teamed with wise old veteran Bob Hodges (Duvall). Thrust in the middle of the gang wars of L.A., McGavin finds his hot head approach to policing may not be the way forward.

Causing a bit of a stir upon release, with its depiction of gang life and violence, Colors is not as incendiary as that early reputation suggests. It's solidly put together, has the odd throat grabbing scene and the message is loud and clear without banging us over the head. It's also note worthy that a deal of authenticity comes out in the script. However, were it not for the lead performances of Penn and Duvall then much of Colors would be rendered as significantly restrained.

The two actors find great and believable chemistry whilst never resorting to twee buddy-buddy histrionics. It's this relationship that keeps Colors pulsing, their contrasting styles of policing keeping the character study interesting as the gang life axis fizzles to a near non event. Unfortunately, because the cop pairing is so strong, it means that a romance thread between McGavin and Louisa Gomez (Alonso) feels tacked on and the actress just isn't good enough to lift it away from pointless irritation.

With the lead gang players too thinly drawn, it's hard to get a handle on what is meant to be bubbling under the surface of Colors. A shame because there's some good actors spread out in the cast. It's like Hopper set off to make a potent police procedural in the hot-bed of L.A. (filmed on location), but as Duvall and Penn (also making headlines off screen at this time!) began to hold court, he encouraged and stayed with that angle, thus it's not all it can be as intelligent filmic entertainment.

Lead actors, a stunningly poignant finale and the sight of Damon Wayans in his underwear dancing with a giant cuddly bunny, ensure it's never dull! But frustrations exist and the question of "what might have been" comes springing to mind as the end credits roll. 6.5/10
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on 21 December 2016
I first watched this movie years ago on TV and the first time I seen it I loved it. It was I think the first gang movie to feature Crips, Bloods and Hispanic gangs in one movie. It does a great job of showing you the cops point of view of working in gang neighborhoods and also gives a good example of how some cops start to get a power trip and cross the line. All in all this is a very good movie if you know what you are getting, the gangs are featured heavily in this movie but the cops are the focal point. When I watched this movie I expected the cops to play a secondary role but that is not the case. There is also a great cast in this movie and a kind of spot the famous actors, well apart from the main two, which is pretty obvious. 9/10
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