"... the whole movie is a tour-de-force."
Running Time: 125 mins
Retail Price: £19.99
Content Type: Movie
A landmark movie in the film noir tradition, Roman Polanski’s Chinatown stands as a true screen classic.
Jack Nicholson is private eye Jake Gittes, living off the murky moral climate of sunbaked, pre-war Southern California. Hired by a beautiful socialite (Faye Dunaway) to investigate her husband’s extra-marital affair, Gittes is swept into a maelstrom of double dealings and deadly deceits, uncovering a web of personal and political scandals that come crashing together for one, unforgettable night in... Chinatown.
Co-starring film legend John Huston and featuring an Academy Award-winning script by Robert Towne, Chinatown captures a lost era in a masterfully woven movie that remains a timeless gem.
A retrospective interview with Roman Polanaski, Robert Towne and Robert Evans
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1
Dolby Digital 5.1 English
Dolby Digital Mono Spanish
Dolby Digital Mono German
Dolby Digital Mono Italian
Dolby Digital Mono Hungarian
Dolby Digital Mono French
Director of Photography:
John A. Alonzo
Your Opinions and Comments
Roman Polanski is an incredile and often underated film director. Chinatown is his masterpiece, and truly one of the greatest American motion pictures to date.
The film is comparable to `LA Confidential` in its feel and appearance. Although LA Confidential and other films of that genre deal with police corruption, political or your local gangster set-up. Chinatown suprises with its different approach to film noir and with an exellent script and acting provides an intelligent and entertaining story.