Heat (Two-Disc Special Edition)
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- 11 additional scenes
- Three theatrical trailers
- Five new making-of documentaries featuring cast and crew:
- True Crime - Inspirations for the movie
- Crime Stories - History of the screenplay
- Into the Fire - Pre- and post-production
- Pacino and De Niro - Anatomy of the on-screen coversation scene
- Return to the Scene of the Crime - Revisiting LA ten years later
Top Customer Reviews
But I mean honestly, I am in awe that not only does this disc have basically _the same_ audio track (re-encoded into Dolby TrueHD)--complete with the same muffled audio which for the most part totally lacks any kind of force, and dialogue which in some places is so low it borders on being ridiculous.
I can honestly say that it had no improvement, whatsoever, over the Japanese DTS edition which was released a couple of years back (which also is far from perfect.)
Ok, granted. The audio is not 100%--that I might be able to live with. After all--this is close to being my favorite movie. However, it also has received a *minimal* upgrade on the video side.
No, I am not referring to the inherent film grain. This disc has many scenes which look like they are taken straight off the original DVD and upscaled to 1080p. The lack of detail is most prominent when pausing the movie at certain scenes. Background detail also varies strongly throughout. Yes, it is a Blu-Ray and obviously it will look better than the DVD but I have a quite respectable stack of older movies which completely puts this release in the dust. The bitrate is for the most part around 15-22Mbit/s, peaking at just under 30 in some cases; but seldom reaching this point.Read more ›
Pacino plays a L.A. detective who is obsessed with his job. He has dedicated his life to put away every single criminal in the state. Much so that he has become obsessed with his job. De Niro plays a criminal who loves to go on heists. A professional he is, and he never gets caught. Soon, the two's lives collide with each other and all hell breaks out. Pacino becomes obsessed with catching De Niro. He will not rest until he is locked up.
That is only half of the story. There are many stories in this crime drama that interact with each other. Other great actors in this film include Val Kilmer, Tom Sizemore, Ashley Judd, Jon Voight, and many more. Every character is unique in his or her way.
The director/writer does an excellent job of making us feel sympathy for the characters, even the bad ones. He has created a very dark and gloomy world in which nothing is certain. Problems lurk around every corner, ready to destroy each person. Don't be mistaken, this isn't an action flick. This is more of a film noir if anything. It's dark, the tone is somber, and it doesn't have the happiest ending. Although there is a bank heist scene in the movie that has to be one of the best action sequences in a long time.
As much as I love Robert De Niro, and he does a great job portraying his character, Pacino steals the show. It's one of his best roles in recent years. He's vulgar, rude, offensive, and short-tempered.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The cheesy romance for De Niro's character killed it for me. Too much unnecessary drama that I felt didn't contribute to the story.Published 6 days ago by Salvatore
One of the best movies ever made. Scene with Al Pacino and Robert DeNiro at the diner (which they apparently did not film together!) is one of the best scenes ever filmed. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Amazon Prime User
It's Heat..... I mean come on.. Fantastic group of actors, great story line, and one of the best post-bank robbery gun battles on film.Published 8 days ago by Montainious
I agree with previous reviewers who have noted the very poor quality of this transfer. I'm completely disappointed.Published 14 days ago by R. Decker
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Great movie... poor blu-ray transfer... 4/10.
Mar 10, 2013 by Stevie MG | See all 5 posts
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I'd have to say HEAT over The Matrix. Only because the guys in HEAT actually employed real-life "fire and maneuver" tactics when attacking their adversaries. Notice I said "attacking" (bounding and covering each other). They weren't merely defending themselves, but also... Read More
Aug 11, 2009 by Pat Nava | See all 13 posts
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I know, this will look TOO GOOD on blu-ray..oh well we can only hope theyre doing the transfer right..I think they said it was supposed to be released a long time ago but who knows
Feb 10, 2009 by Nathan W. Freeman | See all 5 posts
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