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Sin City
ID:
2005
Comments:
Director: Frank Miller, Robert Rodriguez
Screenplay: Frank Miller
Producer: Harvey Weinstein, Elizabeth Avellan, Bill Scott, Bob Weinstein
Cast: Bruce Willis, Mickey Rourke, Elijah Wood, Rosario Dawson, Brittany Murphy, Jessica Alba, Michael Madsen, Rutger Hauer, Josh Hartnett, Clive Owen, Benicio Del Toro
Genre: Action & Adventure

Running Time: 147
Aspect Ratio:  1.85:1 (NTSC )
Sound: DTS HD Master 5.1
Subtitles: English, Spanish
Features: Behind-The-Scenes Featurette
Studio:  Dimension Home Video DVD Region:  1 Unrated
DVD Release:  Apr 2009 Discs:  1 (Blu-ray) [$35.99]
Purchase: 
Reviews:  Brutal and breathtaking, "Sin City" is Robert Rodriguez's stunningly realized vision of Frank Miller's pulpy comic books. In the first of three separate but loosely related stories, Marv (Mickey Rourke) tries to track down the killers of a woman who ended up dead in his bed. In the second story, Dwight's (Clive Owen) attempt to defend a woman from a brutal abuser goes horribly wrong, and threatens to destroy the uneasy truce among the police, the mob, and the women of Old Town. Finally, an aging cop on his last day on the job (Bruce Willis) rescues a young girl from a kidnapper, but is himself thrown in jail. Years later, he has a chance to save her again.
"Sin City" is unquestionably the most faithful comic-book-based movie ever made. Each shot looks like a panel from its source material, and director Rodriguez resigned from the Directors Guild so that Miller could share a directing credit. Miller's stories are riveting, and the huge cast--which also includes Jessica Alba, Jaime King, Brittany Murphy, Rosario Dawson, Benicio Del Toro, Elijah Wood, Nick Stahl, Michael Clarke Duncan, Devin Aoki, Carla Gugino, and Josh Hartnett--is just about perfect.) In what Rodriguez hopes is the first of a series, "Sin City" is a spectacular achievement.


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