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Johnny Depp plays Curso, a dealer in and locator of rare books who, as Balkan (Langella's character) points out, is worthy of trust because his loyalty can be bought. Balkan pays the right price to have Depp travel from New York to Lisbon and Paris in search of the two other copies of a rare book Balkan has recently acquired--one that was supposedly co-authored by the Devil and one of his most loyal disciples, the latter of whom was burned at the stake in the 1600's for his own loyalty. Balkan insists that he thinks only one copy of the book is genuine, and he wants to make sure his copy is the one.
It is obvious that Depp has no idea what he is getting himself into, but for all his cynical disregard of humanity, he becomes the "innocent" in this story, because he is the one person who becomes aware and admits early on that he has no idea what he has gotten into. Balkan says he obtained his copy of the book in a true sale from the owner just before the owner committed suicide.Read more ›
Fist of all The Ninth Gate is not an action film. It's a slow-paced psychological thriller very similar in tone and style to Polanski's earlier films Chinatown and Frantic. Johnny Depp and Frank Langella both give great performances. Darius Khondji's photography is amazing and it has an even more amazing score by Kilar. The majority of the film was shot on location and is like a guided tour through Europe.
Ignore the negative reviews and comments from people who've been brainwashed and blinded by the current Hollywood fast-food style of film making with the intention of only appealing to the lowest common denominator. A review doesn't make a good film better or a bad film worse. A superb film. Rating 10 out of 10.
"The Ninth Gate" works great as a detective story, which is really what it is more a horror film. Johnny Depp, my favorite actor hands down, takes us on a bizarrely fascinating journey through Portugal and France hoping to track down two of the three remaining copies of a book apparantly written by Satan himself during the Middle Ages. Along the way, we watch him being followed and see some suspicious setbacks occur, along with his dealings with his employer, a millionaire Satanist by the name of Boris Balkan.
The good things I have to say about this film: first, the directing is fantastic, atmospheric and spellbinding. You will be totally immersed in the goings-on of this film, in spite of its numerous quiet and thoughtful moments and overall slow-moving nature. The European location work is gorgeous ... we see some beautiful and sinister cities, castles, and countrysides. The movie looks and feels great.Read more ›
Emmanuelle Seigner (and this is just some gossip for you - she's Polanski's wife in real-life!) plays the mysterious woman who appears to help Depp everytime he's faced with a life-or-death situation, and this casts suspicion on her true identity - is she human or is she not? What is she? These are all the questions that Polanski poses to the viewer as you go through the film watching Depp go through his journey which seems to be like a cat-and-mouse chase between him and the greedy people who are after the book's secrets. Seigner is completely mesmerising in her own right. She is very interesting to watch and so charismatic - and rightly so because Polanski filmed her in such a way that drenched her in an even deeper aura of mystery. Olin is good too, she is very convincing in a somewhat shallow role as an out-and-out money-grubbing chic French tramp who bites (literally).
There are certainly loads of questions left unanswered in the movie, but I think this is the intention of the director who wants you the viewer to make out the story how you want to see it.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
it was complicate but I think I got it. Liked the movie and I think I will read the book.Published 3 days ago by Amazon Customer
Only three Sci-Fi/Horror movies that I know of starring Johnny Depp
This, Sleepy Hollow and Edward Scissorhands, if you count a dude with scissors on his hands as Sci-Fi....?
I enjoyed this move immensely! However, to be honest the last 20 minutes are a bit disappointing. I feel like this is one of those films where the director spent so much time and... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Robert
One of my favorite movies. If you are interested in occult-based plots, this movie is for you.Published 1 month ago by P. Pawlowski
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Hi, I bought this DVD a few weeks ago, and it doesn't have Spanish subtitles. It's only close-captioned in English.
Also, the only audio language is English (and NOT English, Spanish, Portuguese,..., as is -incorrectly- stated in the product description).
Apr 19, 2009 by Alvaro Sanz | See all 2 posts
This is a in-joke for followers of a certain man from London.Look up 93 and crowley to get it.f you are familar with O.T.O. ,Kenneth Grant and Hermeticism you will so get this movie p.s. the girl in the movie is not an angel but" The Whore of Babylon" your find more answers here than... Read More
Feb 27, 2010 by Patrick Von Hyperborea | See all 8 posts
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I have the Samsung 3600 and the Ninth Gate will not play beyond the menu screen for me, either. I have updated firmware, but am not given any options on the menu screen such as play movie, scene selections, or language options. Since we are both experiencing the same problem, I'm thinking it's... Read More
Sep 22, 2009 by Robert P. | See all 2 posts
I think it is meant to be ambiguous. It is interesting that Corso (Depp) appears after Balkan's séance to invoke the Devil. But the Devil may be the unnamed woman (Seigner). According to legend, the Devil was an angel, and we are led to believe the unnamed woman is Corso's guardian angel. She... Read More
Jan 16, 2009 by John C | See all 3 posts