Mickey Rourke, Benicio del Toro, Jessica Alba, Rosario Dawson, Clive Owen, Elijah
Wood, Bruce Willis, Nick Stahl, and about twenty-seven other intense talents...
by: Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller
Special Guest Director: Quentin Tarantino
Sin City Soundtrack Review
MAKE SURE IT'S THE UNCUT VERSION
extras found is this version - the two-disc special edition (not to be confused
with this summer's El Quickie One Disc version) are as expected from TroubleMaker
Studios. You get the 15 Minute Film School, you get a cooking class - on Breakfast
Tacos - Rodriguez style, where he teaches you how to make real tortillas and a
kind of egg hash that is actually exceptional...the simplest foods usually are
provided you lay on the butter proper and pour richly the oil...
Plus, you get about four non-stop hours of incredible, "How'd they do that?"
behind the screens and scenes stufamagal. AND, as is if that were not enough?
You get an actual pulp novel by Frank Miller within the CD set. Um Yum!
am heading into the various commentaries now - but as with most of TroubleMaker's
features, it's the technique and how-tos that are the real cool bits. Commentary
should be good...Film Addict Herion...
of the coolest features is watching the "driving" scene 'tween Clive
Owen and Benicio del Toro. You are "there," as guest director Tarantino
and the whole crew create with the green screen as backdrop. The film is a masterpiece,
and for those who missed the work and art that the piece took - this may make
you say, "Wowsers."
post viewing the techie workings that'll leave you in awe, you're ready to watch
the whole film (sped up about twenty times to score music) on only a green screen
background. Watch as the actors, working with nothing but a green wall around
them and a few isolated props - like some poor Theater on the Harbor - create
magic. 'Cause here, when they get done bringing breath and persona into the dialog
Frank Miller wrote, Rodriguez and the techie crew take over and viola - wizardy
* Complete mega-list of features below...
I know ya all probably bought the studio's first get-it-out-quick version, but
this puppy is worth the dough. Besides it's holiday time, and nothin' says cheer
like Frank Miller's Sin City...or is it cheers? BUY this.
speaking? Sin City is a visual masterpiece by one of our finest film-wielding
rebels, Robert Rodriguez. And, it may be technically the greatest film
made to date.
glides from films like Spy Kids to Once Upon a Time in Mexico with
the ease of a child, in stealth mode, sneaking past the big table towards the
dessert buffet. And in Sin City he's created a beautiful and bodacious,
very adult, stylized cartoon of sorts - a true hybrid of new school technology
and old school directing talent. The film's stories, the trilogy, are straight
out of Frank Miller's dark comic, err, graphic novel, 'Sin City' - and there's
been no downplaying of the mega-violence or sexuality. It has not been "prettied
up" for mass-audience consumption; hence, obviously, the film is not for
everyone. But its audience and the folks, who dare to embrace the future of film's
brave-new-world manipulation, are going to be in a state of nirvana.
Basin City is a dark world in which law and evil coexist in a bath of
violence and corruption. Characters strut and ooze across its streets, and alleyways,
careening aside the edge 'tween hero and villain.
One of the city's heros,
police officer, John Hartigan (Bruce Willis) will try to save a little girl this
evening. He knows she is doomed in the hands of a powerful official's lunatic
son Roark (Nick Stahl). Against the odds, Hartigan will try to trade an old man's
life, for a young girl's chance for one - even if he must become a villian to
square the deal...
in another crevice of this place nicknamed, "Sin City," a monster of
a man, Marv (Mickey Rourke), has just ended a night of intimate bliss with an
illegitimate collar for murder. The only woman who ever showed him love, Goldie
(Jaime King), was killed while he slept - oblivious - beside her. Marv sets off
to avenge his lover's death, if it's the last thing he ever does...
in an even darker tinged section of the city's seedy alleys, yet another story
A mean-hearted hot-tempered gangbanger named Jackie Boy (Benicio del Toro) is
crashing his on-again-off-again barmaid babe, Shellie 's (Brittany Murphy), craphole
dwelling. She's already got a guest within the ratty walls, Dwight (Clive Owen).
Dwight is a re-faced, old-Sin City regular, and apparently a shady-past toting
murdering do-gooder, willing to step up to the plate for his woman
oldest profession-in-the-world compadres.
compadres run "Oldtown." They also run their sex trade like a branch
of the military. The head prostitute, Gail (Rosario Dawson), and her decidedly
undamsel-in-distress-fetish clad squad, lay down a heavy hand of justice. You
treat them square you're fine
you try any hanky panky and you may end up
decapitated...or worse - these curvaceous chickbabes can kick assasin-style
mayhem is completely unleashed in a place that makes Gotham City look like Dollywood...
vignettes are comic-book deep dripping with rich noir nods, and the characters
speak in that wonderful over-the-top campy dialog one looks for in a proper pulp
issue; hard-boiled and punctuated for the perfect "feel." It's not Shakespeare...but
it's close in its verbal ballet.
the draw here is the dazzling look and feel of this incredible groundbreaking
film (ala Sky Captain), and the ensemble
of talents - behind and in front of the HD lenses - bringing it all vividly to
life. Rodriguez enlisted a long list of actors' actors to fill his tableaus. He
also worked directly with Sin City's creator-n-scribe Frank Miller, to direct
the work - heck he even called in Quentin Tarantino to give a scene a go - after
all, when one thinks of gratuitous violence for art and entertainment's sake...Rob's
a team player, whose love for his art radiates in this twisted, dark ode to what
film can morph into, with an imagination that shows no boundaries.
it's Mickey Rourke's Marv that steals show. Mick's an impeccable actor,
who even while engulfed in full prosthetic facial make up, with merely a green
screen 'tween him and his audience, can still out-act 98% of Hollywood.
And Benicio del Toro is skin-crawl effective as Jackie Boy - all snarls
and danger. While dear Elijah Wood and Nick Stahl share a dastardly duo award
for, "Creepiest Manpigs of the Millennium," for their interpretations
of Miller's Roark and Kevin characters.
City is not for children - at all. There's all the leather-fetish T&A
expected, ultra-violence comic style, and a plethora of dirty deeds flowing down
the filthy streets of this stunning and remarkable other world Rodriguez and crew
have brought boldly to life for our mind's eye to behold. Enjoy.
recommendation: Dango beers and Tacos de los Rodriguez
Available Subtitles: Spanish
Available Audio Tracks:
English (Dolby Digital 5.1), English (DTS 5.1)
Commentary by: Robert Rodriguez
& Frank Miller (Unknown Format)
Commentary by: Robert Rodriguez & Quentin
Tarantino (Unknown Format)
Recut and extended theatrical release with over
20 minutes of additional footage- separated into four stories
All-new feature commentary with Robert Rodriguez & Frank
All-new feature commentary with Robert Rodriguez & Quentin Tarantino
audio track featuring a recording of the Austin premiere audience reaction
15-minute film school with Robert Rodriguez
movie in high-speed green screen
The Long Take: 17 uninterrupted minutes of
Sin City Night at Antones -- filmmakers, cast and crew
10-minute cooking school with Robert Rodriguez
& theatrical trailers
A Hard Top With a Decent Engine: The cars of Sin
Making the Monsters: Special effects make-up
Trench Coats & Fishnets:
The costumes of Sin City
Booze, Broads & Guns: The props of Sin City
it Went Down: Convincing Frank Miller to make the film
Giving the Characters
Life: Casting the film
Special guest director: Quentin Tarantino
Complete Sin City Graphic Novel - The Hard Goodbye