Sin City (2005) Poster



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Final Cut: Ladies and Gentlemen (2012)
Footage from this movie is used.


The Most Dangerous Game (1932)
Kevin has human heads mounted on the wall of his house, much like Tartar
Touch of Evil (1958)
According to Frank Miller, the noirish atmosphere of Sin City and the reigning decadence and corruption of its world are directly influenced by the masterpiece from Orson Welles.
The Apartment (1960)
Quote "You fool. You damn fool."
Pierrot le Fou (1965)
uses the same trick with various colored lights lighting the car in the sequence directed by Quentin Tarantino
Hang 'Em High (1968)
Just like Eastwood's character, right after Hartigan is lynched & left for dead, he is able to break free & exact revenge
Dirty Harry (1971)
Nancy Callahan, "Blow your head clean off"
Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (1974)
Benicio del Toro's character's head becomes a prize possession, just as Garcia's does in Peckinpah's film.
Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
One of the characters says of his injury, "I'm fine. It's merely a flesh wound."
Suspiria (1977)
The way Tarantino shot and used colours in the taxi scene he directed in Sin City with Dwight and Jackie Boy in the car. In both cases we see people driving late at night with a multitude of red-, green- and blue-coloured lights being reflected on their faces.
Superman (1978)
Referenced by name
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Hartigan says to Bob: "Real credit to the force, you are." (Yoda style)
Blade Runner (1982)
Rutger Hauer's character Cardinal Roark gets killed in a similar way he in his turn, as Roy Batty, kills Dr. Eldon Tyrell in Blade Runner
RoboCop (1987)
One of the guns Hartigan uses is RoboCop's gun.
Die Hard (1988)
Bruce Willis says "Good advice," while lying on his back shooting up at a victim. This is exactly the same as when he shoots Marco from under the table in Die Hard, saying afterward "Thanks for the advice."
The Land Before Time (1988)
the dinosaur statues at the tar pits were built after "a movie with dinosaurs was a huge success"
Jurassic Park (1993)
the dinosaur statues at the tar pits were built after "a movie with dinosaurs was a huge success"
Desperado (1995)
Chango Beer, featured in Desperado, is shown throughout the bar scenes.
The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)
the dinosaur statues at the tar pits were built after "a movie with dinosaurs was a huge success"
Jurassic Park III (2001)
Spinosaurus (the dinosaur from Jurassic Park III) statue can be seen at the tar pit
Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003)
Marv shoots a large statue of the priest right between the eyes, with the same sound effect and impact as Sands when he does the same shot on some gaurds in OUATiM.
Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
Miho's swords are the same ones used by the Crazy 88.
Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)
Jackie Boy's toilet dive shot is equal to the scene with Elle Driver (Daryl Hannah) in the Budd's place fighting sequence with the Bride (Uma Thurman). Both scenes are shot identically, including the flushing and puking by the character.
King Arthur (2004)
In one scene Gail calls Clive Owen's character "Lancelot", while he played King Arthur beside Lancelot in "King Arthur".

Referenced in 

Saturday Night Live: Cameron Diaz/Green Day (2005) (TV Episode)
Referenced in Spy Glass
At the Still Point (2005) (Short)
Sin City: The Premiere (2005) (TV Movie)
The movie is referenced throughout
Everything Is Illuminated (2005)
He has the same kind of glasses, but mostly his fear of dogs. In Sin City he is eaten by a dog.
Land of the Dead: A Day with the Living Dead (2005) (Video)
One of the guys who does the make-up wears a "Sin City" hat.
The Big Fat Quiz of the Year (2005) (TV Special)
Referenced by name
2006 MTV Movie Awards (2006) (TV Special)
Wins award, is talked about.
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross: Episode #10.13 (2006) (TV Episode)
Jonathan Ross lists this as one of his favourite Bruce Willis films.
Pulse (2006)
stoner has a poster for this movie in his room
Het uur van de wolf: Rutger Hauer: Blond, blue eyes (2006) (TV Episode)
Poster visible while driving around Hollywood
A Child's Play Story II: Father Son Fury (2006) (Short)
Features the Sin City theme
Black Christmas (2006)
Billy is a yellow skinned murderer, just like the yellow bastard from Sin City
Grindhouse (2007)
"the All or Nothing Days" are mentioned
Death Proof (2007)
"The All or Nothing Days" are mentioned.
Exhibit A (2007)
Poster is shown.
Supernatural: Sin City (2007) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Criminal Minds: True Night (2007) (TV Episode)
Garcia mentions this movie, and the revenge sequences bears a strong resemblance to the visual style of Sin City.
St. Trinian's (2007)
In one scene on the stairs, a pair of schoolgirls wander past carrying and axe and two rolls of razor wire; the same as Marv used on Kevin in Sin City.
Pulse 3 (2008) (Video)
poster seen
The Spirit (2008)
Police Commissioner quote: "Someone gave him the hard goodbye."
Nostalgia Critic: The Good Son (2009) (TV Episode)
One of the movies mentioned when discussing Elijah Wood's filmography.
You Know What's Bullshit: DVDs (2009) (TV Episode)
Mentioned among DVD re-releases
Nostalgia Critic: Steel (2009) (TV Episode)
Referenced among good comic book movies
Boogie, el aceitoso (2009)
A character is killed tied to a tree and the image turns to negative black and white
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.64 (2009) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $1,000 clue in the category "Celebrity Cards"
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Shutter Island/The Ghost Writer/Happy Tears (2010) (TV Episode)
Poster shown to introduce Alexis Bledel
Kick-Ass (2010)
Dave uses this as an example of why his narration does not prove he survived
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Repo Men/The Bounty Hunter/The Runaways (2010) (TV Episode)
Brett says Robert Rodriguez brought us this movie.
Se7en Deadly Sins (2010) (Video)
Poster from the film depicting Jessica Alba is posted on the wall
IMDb's 20th Anniversary Star of the Day: Robert Rodriguez (2010) (TV Episode)
Robert Rodriguez mentions this movie during interview
Face Off: The Dancing Dead (2011) (TV Episode)
title mentioned
Bad Movie Beatdown: Half Past Dead 2 (2011) (TV Episode)
poster seen in video store
Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope (2011)
Frank Miller's title card mentions him being the director of this movie.
10 pelis (2011)
Talked about
The Spoony Experiment: D.O.A: Dead or Alive (2011) (TV Episode)
"I like her in Sin City because she never talked"
The Cabin in the Woods (2012)
The filmmakers claim the references to Kevin are to this film specifically.
End Roll (2012)
DVD and poster are shown.
Conan: The House of Usher, and the Cramped Studio Apartment of Sisqo (2012) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned while introducing Nick Offerman
Atop the Fourth Wall: Tales to Offend #1 (2013) (TV Episode)
Linkara mentions the movie
Best of the Worst: V-World Matrix, the Amazing Bulk, and???? (2013) (TV Episode)
Mike mentions it.
Libertaria (2013)
The overall color scene was influenced by the dark graphic novel feel of Sin City.
300: Rise of an Empire (2014)
Artemisia kisses a man's severed head, which happened in this earlier Frank Miller adaptation.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Rosario Dawson/Jeff Musial/Fun (2014) (TV Episode)
Rosario Dawson and Jimmy discuss this movie
Face Off: American Gangster (2014) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned
Someone Has to Review It!: Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014) (TV Episode)
Film is mentioned in this episode
Nostalgia Critic: Matrix Reloaded (2015) (TV Episode)
"We're trying to top Sin City for the most violence per minute."
Serum: Liquid of the Living Dead (2015) (Short)
The black and white/colour stylisation of the flashbacks
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Josh Hartnett/Mika Brzezinski & Joe Scarborough/Benjamin Booker (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Seth as he introduces Josh Hartnett
Love (2015)
A copy of the film is visible on Murphy's shelf.
Casualty: Holby Sin City (2015) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Betrayals & Bullets: The Dame (2015)
Pays homage
Nostalgia Critic: Spy Kids 3D: Game Over (2016) (TV Episode)
also directed by Rodriguez
COMIX: Beyond the Comic Book Pages (2016)
posters shown during Frank Miller interview
The Cinema Snob: Strokémon (2016) (TV Episode)
"This is for everyone who watched Sin City and thought, 'wow, I really wanna fuck Yellow Bastard.'"
Tvoje tvár má známý hlas: Episode #2.6 (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Jakub Kohák.
The Cinema Snob: Spanker-Man (2017) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by the Snob.

Featured in 

Late Show with David Letterman: Episode #12.118 (2005) (TV Episode)
Promotional excerpts showed during interview with Jessica Alba - Hartigan and Nancy Callahan see's each other at the club for the first time in many years.
Starz on the Set: Sin City (2005) (TV Short)
clips shown
Late Show with David Letterman: Episode #12.128 (2005) (TV Episode)
Promotional excerpt showed during interview with Mickey Rourke - Marv 'treats' a visit from the police at his apartment.
Sin City: The Premiere (2005) (TV Movie)
Film clips are shown
This Film Is Not Yet Rated (2006)
Clips are shown.
2006 MTV Movie Awards (2006) (TV Special)
Nominated, clips shown.
Alarm für Cobra 11 - Die Autobahnpolizei: Der Fahrer (2006) (TV Episode)
An advertisement for this movie can be seen when Semir drives his BMW into a restaurant.
Anime: Drawing a Revolution (2007) (TV Movie)
talked about, uses images and clip from
Starz Inside: Comic Books Unbound (2008) (TV Movie)
Talked about, clips shown.
Starz Inside: Fantastic Flesh (2008) (TV Movie)
Talked about, clips used.
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Watchmen/Shuttle/12 (2009) (TV Episode)
Footage is shown when Ellen discusses movie adaptations of graphic novels
Nostalgia Critic: Rock-A-Doodle (2009) (TV Episode)
"She says her name is Goldie."
Cleanflix (2009)
clips shown explained as being uneditable
Atop the Fourth Wall: All-Star Batman & Robin #1 and #2 (2009) (TV Episode)
clips shown, demonstrating the cheesiness of Frank Miller's movie adaptations
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: From Paris with Love/Dear John/Frozen (2010) (TV Episode)
Screenplay Cliché segment.
Hollywood's Top Ten: Bombshells (2010) (TV Episode)
Jessica Alba takes #6 for hottest actresses
Bad Movie Beatdown: BMB Atop the Fourth Wall: The Spirit (2010) (TV Episode)
another script written by Frank Miller
Nostalgia Critic: Top 11 Coolest Cliches (2010) (TV Episode)
Clips from this movie are shown.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.168 (2011) (TV Episode)
a clip is shown in a montage of Rosario Dawson films
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.186 (2011) (TV Episode)
a clip is shown in a montage of Jessica Alba films
Nightmare Factory (2011) (TV Movie)
Uses making of footage
Side by Side (2012)
A variety of clips are featured.
Atop the Fourth Wall: Transformers: Generation 2 #1 (2012) (TV Episode)
clip shown as Linkara demonstrates "gritty"
Nostalgia Critic: Is it Right to Nitpick? (2013) (TV Episode)
clip shown
Nostalgia Critic: Has CGI Gone Too Far? (2013) (TV Episode)
talks about the groundbreaking visuals in this movie
Troldspejlet: Episode #51.2 (2014) (TV Episode)
Jakob Stegelmann mentions the film in his portrait of Dark Horse Comics + clip shown
1,001 Movies You Must See (Before You Die) (2014) (Short)
Clip is presented
Videofobia: The Spirit (2014) (TV Episode)
clip shown
Videofobia: Caótica Ana (2014) (TV Episode)
clip shown
Nostalgia Critic: The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl (2015) (TV Episode)
Critic compliments this movie's style
Seriesly: Goldfinger (2015) (TV Episode)
Clips shown
Nostalgia Critic: Hulk (2017) (TV Episode)
among comic book movies done right

Spoofed in 

Private Gold 78: Sex City 1 (2006) (Video)
Adult spoof of Sin City
Private Gold 80: Sex City 2 (2006) (Video)
Spoof of Sin City
Private Gold 82: Sex City 3 (2006) (Video)
Macskafogó 2 - A sátán macskája (2007)
the story takes place in CIN CITY, the mouse version of Sin City.
Robot Chicken: Bionic Cow (2008) (TV Episode)
A slightly-less sordid tale of violence and strife in a world gone mad
Dash (2014) (Short)
The balcony scene in Dash is homage to the balcony scene in Sin City.

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