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Budgeted at $11 million, despite the criticism the film received from critics, "Cocktail" would go on to make over $171 million. The film would continue to show that Tom Cruise was Hollywood's golden child and that every film he would star in, would literally become a box office success.
And now, nearly 25 years later, "Cocktail" has made its debut on Blu-ray courtesy of Touchstone Home Entertainment.
"Cocktail" is presented in 1080p High Definition (1:85:1). One of the benefits of "Cocktail" is the fact that it has one of the most talented, award-winning cinematographer's in Hollywood working on the film. Dean Semler is known for his work on film such as "Dances with Wolves", "2012″, "Secretariat", "Last Action Hero", to name a few. But what he brings to "Cocktail" is a darker feel when showcasing New York City and vibrancy when the location shifts to Jamaica.
While the film is a late '80s film, the good news is that there is no heavy DNR, so the film does maintain ts grain and detail. In fact, the Blu-ray is very good upgrade from its DVD counterpart. While watching the film, I didn't notice any artifacts nor did I see any banding. Skin tones were natural, black levels were nice and deep and "Cocktail" looks great on Blu-ray!
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"Cocktail" is presented in English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, French and Spanish 2.0 Dolby Digital.Read more ›
Great job on this good film's Blu-Ray picture, it was clearly remastered with care. A+.
The story is terrific, it is more real-life and more interesting than some other reviewers have said. Yes, it's a vehicle for Tom Cruise to flash his smile all day, but the real star here, to me, is Bryan Brown as his teacher/boss/sidekick in bar-tending, and in friendship. A more attractive and better-acting female lead than Elizabeth Shue would have been nice, but it's an appealing romance story, a realistic one, even an everyday one, and more than aptly and professionally done. Locations include both NYC and a tropical island, with attractive photography in both places.
Doug: Coughlin's Law: anything else is always something better.
Brian Flanagan (Tom Cruise) has just gotten out of the military. His uncle Pat owns a bar, but he never ever under any circumstances, will give out drinks on the house. Though he could work there, Brian feels he was meant for better things. He goes to the big city looking for a start in some fruitful career but is turned down everywhere. Finally he stops at a bar where he meets his future mentor, Doug Coughlin (Bryan Brown). Coughlin sees himself as a philosopher, citing Coughlin's Laws that he has written over the years, distilling his experiences as a bartender into a potent brew.Read more ›
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this dude was hot when young. i was like, hey man, it's the topgun, dude. wow. he can spin that liquor bottles.Published 24 days ago by Amazon Customer
One of my favorite "old" movies, and now my kids love it as well. Great price.Published 1 month ago by Julie Tallarico
I loved the part in Jamaica and of course the music especially "Kokomo." The video arrived swiftly after my order. Thought the acting was well done. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
This movie is so romantic and heartfelt- I love it more every time I watch it!!Published 1 month ago by Chris