Four tales of crime adapted from Frank Miller's popular comics, focusing around a muscular brute who's looking for the person responsible for the death of his beloved Goldie (Jaime King), a man fed up with Sin City's corrupt law enforcement who takes the law into his own hands after a horrible mistake, a cop who risks his life to protect a girl from a deformed pedophile and a hitman looking to make a little cash.Written by
According to an interview with "Latino Review", Michael Madsen landed the role of Bob by approaching Robert Rodriguez at the "Kill Bill" wrap party and simply asked why he hadn't been cast in this movie. Rodriguez obliged, giving Madsen the only part that hadn't been cast yet: Bob. See more »
Even regular patrol cops knew not to enter Old Down with their sirens on and feared the area to the extent that they disengaged pursuits, turned off their sirens, and left. Jackie Boy is supposed to be an experienced detective and a "hero cop" to boot, but he goes to Old Town and foolishly threatens a hooker with a handgun, getting himself killed. It's something everyone except him and his goons easily foresaw, but the detective inexplicably couldn't figure it out. See more »
She shivers in the wind like the last leaf on a dying tree. I let her hear my footsteps. She only goes stiff for a moment.
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December 2005 DVD reissue included an extended, reedited version of the film. The four story lines were separated into individual short films, with about seven minutes of additional footage added, marketed as approximately 25, but about thirteen of those minutes are credits added to each story and five come from marketing exaggeration. See more »
I watched the 'Unrated, Recut and Extended' version of the movie, which is pretty different from the theatrical version of the film (which I've also watched). It's really a 'superhero movie' like those DC/Marvel movies in disguise... these people have super powers, but it isn't explicitly stated. The movie was also breathed-upon by Quentin Tarantino and it totally shows... this is a very 'Quentin Tarantino-esque' movie. It's filled with action, though there's a good amount of drama and story/plot mixed in so that you don't get numb to the bombardment of constant action. Each of the characters are heavily unique yet extremely stereotypically portrayed (for good reason). Overall it's a good film and eventhough this type of movie will only appeal to a small percentage of general audiences, I would recommend that you watch it at least once if you're not certain, as it is really a pretty good movie, especially given the unique artistic choice with the dark art style.
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