The Long Kiss Goodnight [Blu-ray]
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Samantha is a suburban mom who makes a killer lemon meringue pie. Charly is a covert op who kills. They’re both the same person. Both may be as good as dead. Geena Davis stars as a woman whose fading amnesia reveals her secret life as an elite government assassin, and Samuel L. Jackson portrays the low-rent detective helping her unlock her memory, all while rogue agents scramble to bury Samantha/Charly and her past. Renny Harlin (Die Hard 2) directs and Shane Black (Lethal Weapon) scripts a full-tilt wallop of breakneck action. Nonstop excitement – sealed with a kiss!
- Aspect Ratio : 2.40:1
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- MPAA rating : s_medR R (Restricted)
- Product Dimensions : 6.5 x 5.25 x 0.25 inches; 3.2 Ounces
- Item model number : 1000167410
- Director : Renny Harlin
- Media Format : Multiple Formats, AC-3, Blu-ray, Dolby, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen, DTS Surround Sound
- Run time : 2 hours
- Release date : March 29, 2011
- Actors : Geena Davis, Samuel L. Jackson, Yvonne Zima, Craig Bierko, Tom Amandes
- Subtitles: : Spanish, English
- Producers : Steve Tisch, Richard Saperstein, Michael De Luca, Renny Harlin, Stephanie Austin
- Language : English (DTS 5.1)
- Studio : WarnerBrothers
- ASIN : B0042FUHTS
- Writers : Shane Black
- Number of discs : 1
- Best Sellers Rank: #39,057 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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I love the character Charlie, who has an interesting progression.
Samuel L Jackson breathes life into the sidekick, especially the way he remembers things
The secondary villain is interesting... only the main guy is kind of "meh" and even that can be overlooked.
This is an older film with a female protagonist, a sort of predecessor to what is coming out today. Worth a watch.
It's top notch, non-stop, action all the way through.
Geena Davis (one of my favorite actors) plays her part in a believable manner. Sam(uel) Jackson is an under rated actor. He plays a supporting role but it's almost shareable with Davis. They make a GREAT couple!
The stunts are outstanding; you'll watch them over and over.
Lots of laughs through the movie also.
I bought it for my library. Now a days, no one has too, but I did just in case the web, or my pc, goes down.
Mostly, Jackson's lines are pure gold in this one and he rolls off the one liners with aplomb. Reminds me of The Last Boy Scout in many ways with its clever dialogue, though, some of it can get a little janky. Shane Black wrote both of them as well the first two Lethal Weapon films. You can tell he works on his the screenplay quite a bit for the actors personally, but it's also hard to pull off some of the stuff in a realistic way.
A few of the gunfights are a little underwhelming. Some of the bad guys are a little overdramatic and don't shoot as well as you might think. Maybe some of it is a little corny, though, it's always in good fun. This isn't a fully realistic action film and it never tries to be. It could stand for a tad more realism here and there but nothing is perfect. And let's be honest: if this film took itself too seriously it would end up in the trash heap because the comedy wouldn't work as it does. The jokes are still lively if you are into some dirty humor and the action sequences are pretty amazing still today. The duo here have a lot of great synergy together, which in the end makes any flaws disappear.
Overall, this is how action-comedies should be made. We rarely get anything even remotely resembling these fun pictures anymore. And if we do they have terrible scripting and much worse acting. I think people like this film because well it's a damn good experience. Get some popcorn out and enjoy the ride. The Bluray retains its grain structure and has a pretty decent definition. Totally recommended.
In > "The Long Kiss Goodnight," she's a mom, school teacher, ex. CIA assassin but amnesia prevents her from remembering. When she triggers that memory, LOOK OUT! Fighting, Action, tough gal. Even some comedy, when she distracts detective/partner Samuel Jackson, & jerks a bandage off quickly! Owww! Great acting all around & soundtract. Great movie, well directed. Well packaged, delivery to my hand! On time early am.
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Geena Davis plays the Bourne character. Lovely actress with the physique that excels in her action role yet she can also ACT thankfully and together with Samuel L Jackson bring this film into the thoroughly entertaining action / thriller genre.
A little cameo from Brian Cox adds to the overall entertainment value.
English subtitles, beautiful cinematography and directed by the superb Renny Harlin.
A kick ass female spy thriller is a cool idea and the multi-talented Geena Davis [her skills include being a Mensa member and a pro-Archer!] seems to relish the part. She has a lot to do-basically having to complete Linda Hamilton’s Sarah Connor evolution in one film. She deserves credit for creating two distinct personalities and performing a lot of her own stunt’s but her character isn’t as gripping as it could be, partly because, though she takes a lot of damage, she is practically invincible and a James Bond like expert on everything. I feel an admission of this is when her outfit in the climax is a vest/tank top +black pants combo, reminiscent of both Hamilton and Sigourney Weaver’s Ripley-two legendary characters Davis can’t compete with.
Samuel L. Jackson is the having fun with his role, selflessly taking a back seat to Davis but his charisma shines through. He has a great scene where, when he’s thrown out of a car, he just lays in the middle of the road smoking! The baddies aren’t brilliant, with the oddly cast Patrick Malahide [Minder] and Craig Bierko [Red Dwarf USA!] being forgettable. Bierko in particular comes across as a evil for evil sake rather than being menacing. Brian Cox is underused as Davis’ mentor.
Shane Black's script isn’t his best work with dialogue is not as witty or quotable as usual, though there are some gems such as the dangers of smoking scene. The plot is merely there to link the action, which is typical of Black, but since I wasn’t invested in the characters, the film didn’t take off for me.
Renny Harlin’s cv is very mixed but does set up some spectacular OTT action sequences with some great practical effects, especially the end sequences. It’s visually impressive, with the use of snow in the scenery. Unfortunately, by placing a child in some of these sequences and having her actively threatened, it feels uncomfortable rather than fun. Tonally, it a little messy with hard hitting violence mixed with goofy moments [especially the weird fantasy sequences].
The plot would later be revisited [and improved upon] in the Bourne series, Salt and [to an extent] Kill Bill but there is some dumb fun in the midst of the story problems. Certainly, better than you’d expect in a film which was not advertised as ‘from the star and director of Cutthroat Island.’
This is one of those surprise movies, if you’re used to seeing Geena Davis in soft comedy rolls then this surprises as she plays a female version of Bruce Willis to good effect. Violent, sadistic and laced with dark humour and some really funny lines, this film noir has something for everyone. Jackson is convincing as the seedy ex con sleuth who thinks he’s hit the jackpot, without realising what he’s got himself into.
The single disc loads to main menu offering play, scene selection, special features [making of, trailer, stunt scenes] and subtitles [on/off]. There’s never a dull moment in this , even when they are leading you into the basic plot. There’s plenty of swearing, crude comments, the obligatory shower scene and sexist behaviour so it’s an obvious 18 rating and makes a excellent ***** alternative Xmas movie.