Love Ranch [Blu-ray]
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Audio commentary with Helen Mirren and director Taylor Hackford, Deleted scenes.
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I'm a HUGE Helen Mirren fan, and I loved the DVD version of Director Taylor Hackford's film "Ray", so I was anxious to see this film, directed by Hackford and starring Mirren (his wife). Before watching the film, I clicked on the "bonus features" and watched the six-minute "Introduction" by Hackford and Mirren. It looks like it was filmed in their living room with home video camera. Hackford was doing most of the talking and Mirren looked like they had just woken her up. Not a good start.
Then I played the film. It is based on the life of Reno's famed Mustang Ranch brothel in the 1970s and owner Joe Conforte and his wife. The "R" rating appears at the beginning and the explanation is "sexual situations and strong violence". Hmmm...... a film about a whore house with no nudity? Strange. Well, as another reviewer pointed out, for the first 45 minutes of the film, it looks like Mirren is sleepwalking through her role, and the hairdo she wears looks like a cheap wig (it isn't). Co-star Joe Pesci reprises his standard "Good Fellas" persona with the F-word being more than half of his dialogue (I'd love to have seen his dialogue portion of the script.). But after that 30-40 minutes, things change and we get real acting from Mirren. You'll know when that starts because she loses the curly hair and for the rest of the film its her standard straight hairstyle. (Was this symbolism that Hackford was giving us?).
Anyway, if you looked at the cover art, you'd never know that this is a film about boxing, yet a good portion takes place in the ring with Hackford trying to make the fight scenes look like "Raging Bull" - though in color!Read more ›
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Interesting story, based on real events, with some artistic liberty taken.
Helen Mirren is always good, rest of the cast is also good in this movie.
I love this movie I've been waiting to get a hold of it thank you so much and it came in excellent condition other than it looks like the picture cover had gotten wet and dried. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Terrylee Warren
movie is just ok, they could've done a much better job with the story they hadPublished 16 months ago by LoneWolf
I ordered this mainly because I was a dealer for Harrah's from 1963 to 1982 and dealt craps to Joe Conforte numerous times. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Solisto
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