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This item cannot be returned HEAT (DVD/SPECIAL EDITION/2 DISC/WS DS 5.1/DSS 2.0/ENG-FR-SP-SUB)-NLA ACTION/ADVENTURE HUNTERS & THEIR PREY--NEIL & HIS PROFESSIONAL CRIMINAL CREW HUNT TO SCORE BIG MONEY TARGETS (BANKS, VAULTS, ARMORED CARS) & ARE, IN TURN, HUNTED BY LT. VINCENT HANNA & HIS TEAM OF COPS. A BOTCHED JOB PUTS HANNA ON THEIR TRAIL WHILE THRY REGROUP & TRY TO PUT TOGETHER ONE LAST BIG 'RETIREMENT' SCORE. AL PACINO VAL KILMER
The true-life stories out of Michael Mann's childhood Chicago are the roots of this seminal crime drama 40 years later. That's just one of the tidbits from the 90 minutes of extras on a second disc. Most of the major talents (along with crime consultants) reminisce about the film a decade later with the usual quotient of praise versus interesting facts. Extra time for the film's showcase shoot-out and meeting between the two leads is well spent. Mann's commentary track is as serious as his movie and hard to get through. He's more relaxed in the extra features and is joined by his friends who became associates over the years (like cop-turned-actor Dennis Farina). The deleted scenes contain a few sequences that are implied in the film--the alarms taken out at the bank for instance--but there's nothing outstanding; it reinforces what good, prudent editing is used in the film. The transfer seems as good as the original DVD release. --Doug Thomas
- 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
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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 ›
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Bought this as a recommendation from my friend. The shootout scene sounds amazing! This Blu-ray transfer is pretty good for a movie that was released in 1999.Published 6 days ago by Cpt Syncope
Great movie. Always wanted my own copy. Great price, fast shipping. Thanks.Published 8 days ago by David C. Arlund
Classic. Great gun scenes.
Words to live by: "Don't let yourself get attached to anything you are not willing to walk out on in 30 seconds."
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