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..."
Uncut - 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:
If ever a movie was meant to be experienced in high definition, Frank Miller's SIN CITY is guilty on all counts! A groundbreaking masterpiece of mayhem, SIN CITY roars to life with both barrels blazing in this Blu-ray Disc? set that includes the restored Theatrical Feature and the Unrated, Recut Extended Release. Plus, get in on the action with explosive new bonus features: "KILL 'EM GOOD Interactive Comic Book" and "Cine-Explore." Robert Rodriguez (DESPERADO, FROM DUSK TILL DAWN), Frank Miller (THE SPIRIT) and Quentin Tarantino (KILL BILL 1 and 2, PULP FICTION) direct an amazing cast of big-screen favorites (Bruce Willis, Jessica Alba, Mickey Rourke, Clive Owen, Brittany Murphy, Benicio Del Toro, Rosario Dawson and more!) in this acclaimed and visually stunning hit that's straight from the pages of Miller's hip series of "Sin City" graphic novels. Strap yourself in as a staggering sensory onslaught hits you right where you live. From the stylized, razor-sharp clarity of the unique, high definition visuals to the throbbing, phenomenally intense sounds of bullets spraying and bones crunching, this awesome, mind-blowing excursion into a sexy, twisted funhouse of cops, killers, hookers and hit men will tease, tantalize and thrill you as never before in Blu-ray Disc? High Definition.
Based On A Novel |
Fantasy Worlds |
Film Noir |
Love Affairs |
Sci-Fi / Horror / Fantasy |
Theatrical Release |
Urban Crime |
Urban Life |