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Pulp Fiction: Special Collector`s Edition (Australia)

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Girls like me don`t make invitations like this to just anyone!
Certificate: R
Running Time: 148 mins
Retail Price: 32.95
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Synopsis:
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!

Special Features:
Interactive menus
Scene Access
Biographies
Interviews - cast and crew
Theatrical Trailer
Director`s Commentary on Deleted Scenes

Video Tracks:
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1

Audio Tracks:
Dolby Digital 5.1 English
Dolby Digital Surround 2.0 English

Directed By:
Quentin Tarantino

Written By:

Starring:
Bruce Willis
Christopher Walken
John Travolta
Uma Thurman
Eric Stoltz
Tim Roth
Ving Rhames
Amanda Plummer
Maria de Medeiros
Harvey Keitel
Samuel L. Jackson
Rosanna Arquette

Casting By:
Gary M. Zuckerbrod
Ronnie Yeskel

Editor:
Sally Menke

Costume Designer:
Betsy Heimann

Production Designer:
David Wasco

Producer:
Lawrence Bender

Executive Producer:
Harvey Weinstein
Bob Weinstein
Stacey Sher
Michael Shamberg
Richard N. Gladstein
Danny DeVito

Distributor:
Miramax Films

Your Opinions and Comments

9 / 10
One of those endlessly quotable films, Pulp Fiction is a classic and no mistake. Good performances from the cast, and a great script full of the aforementioned snappy dialogue make this a fantastic film. It`s been poorly represented on DVD in the pat, but this disc goes some way towards making up for that.

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.
posted by Chris Gould on 22/2/2001 08:36
8 / 10
Excellent pulp!
posted by NiM on 14/10/2002 16:46