Pulp Fiction: Special Collector`s Edition (Australia)
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Running Time: 148 mins
Retail Price: 32.95
Content Type: Movie
Hollywood`s hottest director Quentin Tarantino (`Reservoir Dogs`) assembles an all-star cast for a skillfully woven tale of small-time gangster life in a most ambitious and provocative film, `Pulp Fiction`.
Bruce Willis (`Die Hard`) and Oscar Nominees John Travolta (Best Actor) and Samuel L. Jackson (Best Supporting Actor) deliver career performances as petty thugs in LA`s criminal underworld - where gritty confrontations, fast talk and perverse humour are all part of the daily grind. Nominated for the Best Picture Academy Award 1995, this boldly inventive and expertly orchestrated crime saga is hailed by critics as a landmark achievement in modern filmmaking!
Interviews - cast and crew
Director`s Commentary on Deleted Scenes
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1
Dolby Digital 5.1 English
Dolby Digital Surround 2.0 English
Maria de Medeiros
Samuel L. Jackson
Gary M. Zuckerbrod
Richard N. Gladstein
Your Opinions and Comments
The video is anamorphic, which is a major advantage over the previous releases. It`s not totally perfect, few discs are, but it is the best looking version of Pulp Fiction you`re going to see. Colour balance is good, blacks are black, whites are white, and claret is everywhere!
Audio is also good, with the awesome soundtrack sounding better than ever. Dialogue is very clear, as are the effects, and there is some nice use of the surrounds.
Extras, while not being as comprehensive as other discs, are better than the previous releases. On offer are the trailer, a featurette, interviews, a Pulp Trivia page, some trailers for True Romance and Jackie Brown, and some deleted scenes. These are interesting and are preceded by a short introduction from Tarantino. It would have been nice to have a commentary track, but hey, you can`t have everything.
Overall then, this is a good disc and an even better film. I was actually surprised how well the film has stood up over the years; it doesn`t quite evoke the same feelings it did when I first saw it (maybe I`m used to better dialogue now), but it is still a classic film. It is also worth noting that this version appears to be uncut, and that includes the needle insertion scene that was reframed for the UK release. Well worth £14 of anyone’s money.