- Rated: R
- Closed captioning available
- Run Time: 2 hours, 6 minutes
- Video: Black & White / Color
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Released: August 16, 2006
- Originally Released: 2005
- Label: Dimension
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
- Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound - English, French
- Dolby Digital DTS 5.1 Surround Sound - English, French
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Mickey Rourke &
Benicio Del Toro,
Michael Clarke Duncan,
Carla Gugino &
Frank Miller &
Frank Miller &
Graeme Revell &
Frank Miller &
Director of Photography:
Executive Production by
Bob Weinstein &
USA Today - 04/01/2005
"Right now it looks like one of the movies that will define its year even more than the KILL BILL duo did."
Chicago Sun-Times - 04/01/2005
"[I]t's like a comic book brought to life and pumped with steroids....It's a visualization of the pulp noir imagination, uncompromising and extreme. Yes, and brilliant."
Entertainment Weekly - 04/08/2005
"[A] jazzy-looking screen translation..."
Uncut - 06/01/2005
"Rodriguez delivers a sumptuous computer-generated vision of Miller's hardboiled fantasy universe....A perfect slice of gleefully violent 21st-century film noir for sick, twisted pop culture aficionados everywhere."
Rolling Stone - 04/21/2005
"Credit first goes to Robert Rodriquez, a tirelessly innovative director who thrives on doing things the rules say he can't....A bold, uncompromised vision."
Sight and Sound - 06/01/2005
"SIN CITY is consistently gorgeous..."
Premiere - 09/01/2005
"This was a groundbreaking movie for both its look and how that look was achieved."
Movieline's Hollywood Life - 11/01/2005
"Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller's all-digital uber-noir gets a blowout DVD-ing..."
Ranked #10 in Uncut's Best Films Of 2005 -- "Rodriguez creates a visual masterpiece, an entirely digital rendition of the comic-book world."
Rolling Stone - 12/01/2005
Ranked #5 in Rolling Stone's "Top 25 DVDs Of 2005' -- "[T]he film captures the dazzling monochrome of Frank Miller's graphic novels."
Adapted from Frank Miller's graphic novels, SIN CITY is Robert Rodriguez's striking film noir infused with fantasy, taking place in a world where it is eternally nighttime and everything is drenched in rain and violence. Using a unique combination of silvery black and white digital photography with occasional flashes of bright color for dazzling punctuation, Rodriguez employs green screen techniques and paints a backdrop around each scene, using Miller's co-direction as his cue to match the original setting as closely as possible. Three stories weave together, occasionally overlapping. With lines delivered flatly in the hard-boiled style of Raymond Chandler, these tales are about crime, love, loss, and being preternaturally tough. In the most caustically dramatic segment, Mickey Rourke plays the fearlessly lovestruck Marv, a trenchcoat-clad beast who falls in love with prostitute Goldie (Jaime King) only to find her murdered by a demonic cannibal (Elijah Wood). In another segment, Bruce Willis plays Hartigan, a rogue cop with a "bum ticker" whose goal in life is to save Nancy (Jessica Alba), an innocent stripper, from a murderous rapist (Nick Stahl). The third segment stars Clive Owen as a detective caught between murdered cop Jackie Boy (Benicio Del Toro) and a slew of lethally dangerous vixens lead by Gail (Rosario Dawson). With blood spurting white, yellow, and yes even red; a roster of hot actors that goes on and on; and sound editing that makes you feel like you're the one being punched in the face, SIN CITY is a gift for fans of Miller's art, loaded with style and grit.
Description by Buena Vista Home Entertainment.:
Frank Miller's Sin City
Welcome to Sin City. This town beckons to the tough, the corrupt, the brokenhearted. Some call it dark. Hard-boiled. Then there are those who call it home. Crooked cops. Sexy dames. Desperate vigilantes. Some are seeking revenge. Others lust after redemption. And then there are those hoping for a little of both. A universe of unlikely and reluctant heroes still trying to do the right thing in a city that refuses to care. Their stories -- shocking, suspenseful and searing -- come to the fore in a new motion picture from co-directors Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez, and special guest director Quentin Tarantino.
Based On A Novel |
Fantasy Worlds |
Film Noir |
Love Affairs |
Sci-Fi / Horror / Fantasy |
Theatrical Release |
Urban Crime |
Urban Life |
- THEATRICAL RELEASE: APRIL 1, 2005