Dirty Pretty Things
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From Stephen Frears, the Oscar(R)-nominated director of THE GRIFTERS (Best Director, 1990) and DANGEROUS LIAISONS, DIRTY PRETTY THINGS stars Audrey Tautou (AMÉLIE) in a harrowing tale of struggle and survival for two immigrants who learn that everything is for sale in London's secret underworld! Part of an invisible working class, Nigerian exile Okwe (Chiwetel Ejiofor) and Turkish chambermaid Senay (Tautou) toil at a west London hotel that is full of illegal activity. Then late one night Okwe makes a shocking discovery, which creates an impossible dilemma and tests the limits of all they know! Honored with numerous European film awards and nominations -- including wins at the London Critics Circle Film Awards and the Venice Film Festival -- you'll find this gritty urban thriller to be thoroughly engrossing and impossible to forget!
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The quality of the audio and especially the detailed picture is wonderful on Blu-ray (I have the DVD as well, and I definitely see an improvement to the crispness, the vivid color, and especially any parts that are somewhat dark which is a lot of this movie). The disc also comes with four audio tracks (one of which is the director's excellent commentary; the main English track is in 5.1) and a bonus featurette.
I take away one star for a GLARING omission on this release - NO CAPTIONS!! Even as someone with a great sound system and perfectly working ears, I feel there is simply no excuse for not including the subtitles, particularly when they work fine on the DVD! There are plenty of reasons beyond accessibility for adding them, not the least of which is for movie fans who are into the script and want to catch every word (and yes I already know this movie so well that I practically could recite the script by heart, but that's not the point). I love the fact that this disc goes right to the menu with nothing to skip through, but A DVD or BD should NEVER be released with no CC!!
Final recommendation would be to get it used if you can - I did, and knowing now that it has no captions means I'd be pretty annoyed if I had paid more than $15 or so for this.
In the midst of all of it is a sweet love story. Audrey Tautou is wonderful in this role and the story between the two main characters is love in a hard world.
Very good movie.
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