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Imagine my surprise when I read Mr. Beatty was putting together a director's cut of this movie for a propose "Vista Series" release.
I read on various sites, including "Ain't It Cool," that 20-30 minutes would be added and the overall tone of the picture would be darker.
This was a couple of years ago and I haven't seen anything new on it.
I understand Mr. Beatty and Disney have gotten into some legal issues regarding who has rights over the film. I just hope they are resolved quickly and Mr. Beatty can get the Director's Cut out.
I love the first cut of the movie, but felt at times they were holding back on certain themes in order to bring in as many people as possible to make the picture profitable. If you look at the original comic, it was violent.
I loved Beatty as the honest cop, Madonna as the dame and Al Pacino as the ganster Big Boy. I also loved the fact they shot it in the basic color scheme of the comic.
The great things we are discovering with the DVD format is that now both the studios and the directors can have their cake and eat it too.
Studios can put out films at a length that can maximize ticket sales and directors can present their films as they intended on DVD for the people who want to see it.
I am really looking forward to the day we can see the director's cut of this film.
Disney and Mr. Beatty - DON'T KEEP US WAITING TOO MUCH LONGER!!!!!!!!!
Some of the story doesn't hold up for me any more - and the overdone makeup - which makes nearly all the male characters look really ugly - is a bit over the top but the two other things which made me love this film (besides seeing Beatty's A-list friends Dustin Hoffman and Al Pacino eating up the scenery)are the sexy double-entendres by Madonna and Stephen Sondheim's new songs (including "Sooner or Later"). When Madonna is on the screen it burns sex and the Sondheim songs are some of his most tuneful (IMHO).
Yes, EVERYONE will gripe that there are no extras - not even a trailer! - but as long as you know that going in, at least you have this fun film - in a nice print - to enjoy.
I hope you found this review both informative and helpful.
This is a movie that you can watch with your kids, being that the rating of the movie is only PG. There is violence, but it is not graphic and is even really cartoonish at times. There is some sensuality in it...As I said, the DVD isn't loaded with any special features, but the crystal clear picture quality and phenominal sound makes up for it. The movie can be played in DTS, which sounds really fantastic...But the picture is the show stopper. The colorful and dark settings really stand out like never before. There is no way in the world that any VHS could do this movie the justice it deserves.
"Dick Tracy" is a great movie that continues to entertain people of all ages. Filled with action, suspence, and a lot of humor, this movie does not disappoint. If you have not seen the movie already, check it out as soon as you can.
Nevertheless, this all star cast is excellent in this gangster, color noir I like to call it. Nothing you have ever seen is quite like it. Warren Beatty fits the Dick Tracy role perfectly in his yellow coat and hat while Al Pacion plays a masterful, cartoon villain in Al "Big Boy" Caprice. Dustin Hoffman, James Caan, William Forsythe, Dick Van Dyke, Paul Sorvino and others appear, but don't expect most of them to hang around long. I am no Madonna fan, but I thought her singing was great in this.
Fun all the way around, even for the whole family, as none of the violence gets graphic.
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the campy cartoonish quality gets old real quick. al pacino and costuming was the best part of the film. madonna (or perhaps her character) was one dimensional.Published 9 days ago by Betty Stookey
quality of video was poor, audio was inaudible. Not worth th emoneyPublished 1 month ago by S. Comerford
The movie is a bit weird, in a good way, the wife did not like it, but I found it entertaining. Another decent movie for my huge collection of older moviesPublished 1 month ago by Brucejean
I have always enjoyed this movie and now I can get rid of the old VHS version. ThanksPublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
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