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Blu-ray News!! Tarantino’s PULP FICTION And JACKIE BROWN Hit HD Discs In Two Months And Nine Days!!

Published at: July 26, 2011, 8:27 p.m. CST by AICNStaff

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2011 continues to shape up to be a huge year for Blu-ray, bringing  us Kubrick classics like "The Killing," "Lolita" and "Barry Lyndon," as well as all the “Star Wars” and “Lord of the Rings.”

Now we have word that two Tarantino titles every right-thinking American has been craving for years – “Pulp Fiction” and “Jackie Brown” – are headed to Blu-ray Oct. 4!

IGN has both the scoop and a subject-to-change list of extras here.

IGN also has the release date for Michael Bay’s third “Transformers” movie, which I haven’t seen but am guessing isn’t as good as the Tarantino stuff. That hits shelving Nov. 15, according to the site.

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  • July 26, 2011, 8:29 p.m. CST

    DARABONT LEAVES THE WALKING DEAD!!!

    by TheNotoriousDRB

    Shocking news. Blu-Rays are overrated. Give me 1080p downloads.

  • July 26, 2011, 8:30 p.m. CST

    i would so brumskee

    by mick vance

    pam grier at any age.

  • July 26, 2011, 8:35 p.m. CST

    Is Resevoir Dogs blu-ray out there already?

    by Ricardo

  • July 26, 2011, 8:35 p.m. CST

    Where the fuck is KILL BILL: THE WHOLE BLOODY AFFAIR

    by JZM

  • July 26, 2011, 8:36 p.m. CST

    I love all the Stars Wars

    by georgecauldron

    that typo made me lulz

  • And the "whole bloody affair" version of Kill Bill with loads of extras?

  • July 26, 2011, 8:52 p.m. CST

    Ahhhh, Bridget Fonda...

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    ...I miss seeing her in movies. Ever since she married Danny Elfman, she pretty much vanished from the screen, which is a shame.

  • July 26, 2011, 8:52 p.m. CST

    thenotoriousdrb

    by SPACEHUNTER3-D

    ur overrated

  • July 26, 2011, 8:55 p.m. CST

    HOLY SHIT: DARABONT

    by Rob

    WOW THAT IS HUGE NEWS. FUCKKKK AMC GONNA FUCK UP THE WALKING DEAD?

  • July 26, 2011, 8:56 p.m. CST

    No commentaries?

    by Turd_Has_Risen_From_The_Gravy

    Like Spielberg, Tarantino refuses to do them - at least for the movies he's directed. It wasn't always the case, because years ago, when DVD was stil a relatively new format, he said he wanted to do them but just hadn't found the time. Later, for some reason, he changed his mind. It's a pity, because he's got plenty to say and, at the very least, is an entertaining speaker.

  • July 26, 2011, 8:59 p.m. CST

    Deniro's performance in Jackie Brown is legendary

    by Mel

    as is the movie.

  • July 26, 2011, 9 p.m. CST

    Yeah fuck this...wheres Kill Bill?

    by knowthyself

  • July 26, 2011, 9:01 p.m. CST

    Pulp Fiction?

    by Philbert

    Not sure I am familiar with that movie. Might have to check it out on Redbox.

  • July 26, 2011, 9:02 p.m. CST

    Directors who don't do commentaries are pretentious

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    Okay, sitting down for a talking-head interview for a few hours' worth of documentaries is fine, but talking through the film itself is somehow "ruining the magic of movies"? Tarantino, Spielberg, De Palma...it seems like all of my favorite filmakers refuse to do them, or only do them on films they didn't personally direct (like Tarantino on True Romance and From Dusk Til Dawn). Who would NOT want to listen to commentaries on all four Indiana Jones movies with Spielberg, George Lucas and Harrison Ford waxing nostalgic? Or Tarantino riffing on his influences during Kill Bill?

  • July 26, 2011, 9:06 p.m. CST

    Jackie Brown, Tarantino's only underrated film

    by sunwukong86

    Its a really great film and Im surprised at how many people havent seen it

  • and Tarantino is too busy beating off to anime porn

  • July 26, 2011, 9:24 p.m. CST

    De Niro taking bong rips and humping Bridget Fonda

    by Roger Moon

    That hits the spot. You betcha

  • July 26, 2011, 9:30 p.m. CST

    I'm not in the "Jackie Brown is underrated" camp.

    by gaygoonie

    I think it's meh except for Bridget Fonda.

  • July 26, 2011, 9:31 p.m. CST

    Pulp Fiction YES Jackie Brown MEH

    by lostboytexas

    As for the Walking Dead... that show sucks ass. No atmosphere. Bad acting. Low budget. Falling Skies is the same way. Can someone do a serious investigation as to what the fuck happened to Speilberg? Top of his game from day one but now his name is being whored out on countless shitty movies and TV shows.

  • July 26, 2011, 9:33 p.m. CST

    Tarantino's only underrated film

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    For my money, that's Death Proof. Maybe fifteen years down the road, everyone will love it the way they do Jackie Brown now (whereas in 1997, everyone kind of shrugged it off as a letdown of a follow-up to Pulp Fiction).

  • But I have to be that nigga.

  • July 26, 2011, 9:34 p.m. CST

    Why can't you put quotation marks in subject headers now?

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    More bizarre AICN HTML wackiness...!

  • July 26, 2011, 9:39 p.m. CST

    Tarantino's best movie was

    by lostboytexas

    Planet Terror. You know it, muthafucka!

  • July 26, 2011, 9:52 p.m. CST

    I agree with Death Proof being underrated

    by stu_pickles

    The second time I saw it was like I was watching a completely different movie from what I remembered and loved the shit out of it. I can now recognize it as a great fucking movie. However, I haven't seen Jackie Brown yet.

  • July 26, 2011, 9:59 p.m. CST

    Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction

    by red_weed

    have been out here in Australia for years. They both have all the dvd features too. But perhaps these versions will have something new? Otherwise, I'm covered.

  • July 26, 2011, 10:01 p.m. CST

    Lame.

    by Josh

    I don't see why we need movies like this in blu-ray or even comedies. Blu-ray should be meant for horror, sci-fi, action, thrillers.

  • July 26, 2011, 10:09 p.m. CST

    WTF are you talking about thefleshofvader24?

    by Bang!_Your_Dead

    Its a disc format, why would you limit the films you put on them to genres.

  • July 26, 2011, 10:24 p.m. CST

    ANY film can look better on Blu-Ray

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    Yes, the difference is most noticable in "eye candy" movies like Scott Pilgrim, 300 and the like, but even comedies and dramas can look exponentially better in high def. I can't wait to pick up both films and get a complete Tarantino Blu collection.

  • July 26, 2011, 10:25 p.m. CST

    WHERE IS THE WHOLE BLOODY AFFAIR

    by AshokForgiven

    Seriously QT, when can I give you my $$$ for Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair with that new anime segment of Gogo's sister spliced in???

  • July 26, 2011, 10:25 p.m. CST

    This site sucks Tarantino's cock.

    by UMAGA

    I hate it. I don't care if the ginger thinks he's friends with the guy, QT is an annoying little fuck.

  • July 26, 2011, 10:32 p.m. CST

    thefleshofvader24, that was really dumb

    by Mattman

    If you meant to sound like a parody of a talkbacker who thinks upscaled DVDs look just as good as Blu-Ray, then mission accomplished. If not, then do some research on what Blu-Ray actually is. You seem to be confused.

  • July 26, 2011, 10:32 p.m. CST

    Sweet!

    by Yelsaeb

    Now we just need the big Whole Bloody Affair Blu. A Res Dogs re-release would also be nice. The current blu is very light on extras.

  • July 26, 2011, 10:50 p.m. CST

    Yeah, Jackie Brown!

    by Sanyi

    Absolutely underrated movie and imo De Niro's last truly great performance. Yes, you heard me. Pure gold this is. The scene where he's shoot Fonda's character is one of my favourite scenes of all time. Classic, I say

  • July 26, 2011, 10:54 p.m. CST

    Hey Louis..

    by Nemesis Enforcer

    When you robbed banks did you forget where you parked the car then too? Louis? LOUIIIIIIIIIIISSSSSSSSSS?

  • July 26, 2011, 10:59 p.m. CST

    I could see Tarantino...

    by HansBubi

    ...doing at least 4 different commentaries for the same movie. For example, for Pulp Fiction I could see him doing a commentary with Uma Thurman and a couple other cast members, a commentary with his long-time producer Lawrence Bender and/or the cinematographer and/or the editor, as well as at least two commentaries with Tarantino talking by himself. I could even see him doing a third video commentary like Snyder likes doing (ex. Watchmen). Instead, we get no commentaries. I'm not a cynical film snob that gets pissy when a blu-ray doesn't have all the special features I want, yet I just want to say that Paul Thomas Anderson rocks because he has made some incredibly good commentaries for some of his movies, and they in no way "ruin the magic" of his films.

  • July 26, 2011, 11:58 p.m. CST

    DO I STILL NEED TO GET A BLURAY PLAYER???

    by montessaurus

    because I have this movie on dvd already. It plays pretty good on my upconverting dvd player I got for 60 bucks a couple years ago.. so what am I missing exactly? No one has been able to clearly point out to me what I'm missing exactly.

  • July 26, 2011, 11:59 p.m. CST

    EXACTLY.

    by montessaurus

    Blu-ray = gimmick?

  • ????

  • July 27, 2011, 12:01 a.m. CST

    RE: This site sucks Tarantino's cock.

    by Jay

    Couldn't have said it better myself. There are hundreds of Blu-rays that are already out, and dozens that are coming out of unknown classics from small independent companies that could certainly use the exposure a lot more. And I'm not simply talking about Criterion. If AICN really wanted to cover the odd Blu news, how about a segment spotlighting forgotten classics reborn on Blu-ray? I love the fact the we have movies like Star Crash (aka Stella Star) and the films of Ralph Bakshi on Blu with restored Picture/sound. Or El Topo & The Holy Mountain. Rock & Rule! for petes sake. Just look at the beautiful work Blue Underground is doing with the Argento catalog. But beyond their usual fan-base, these all go un-noticed.

  • July 27, 2011, 12:09 a.m. CST

    Absence makes the heart grow fonder

    by Bobo_Vision

  • July 27, 2011, 12:11 a.m. CST

    bantuwind

    by Mike

    You should read Harry's DVD column. He's covered a lot of the Blu Ray releases you've mentioned in the past. It's on the left column of the website. He usually posts it every Tuesday.

  • July 27, 2011, 12:22 a.m. CST

    Pulp Fiction is one of the greatest fucking movies ever created

    by WINONA_RYDERS_PUSSY_JUICE

    Damn straight this deserves it's own article. And I don't even own a fuckin Blu Ray player. I'm just surprised none of the Jackie Brown > Pulp Fiction clowns have shown up yet.

  • I believe he lost his swagger and/or his way after this one didn't do gang busters. But it showed his maturing as one of the greats. Somewhere he lost his way and got off tract w/ that other bullshit.

  • July 27, 2011, 1:53 a.m. CST

    THE WHOLE BLOODY AFFAIR

    by Schmiggy JK

    For fucks sake. Where the hell is this already? They can show it at the Beverly but can't put it on Blu-ray yet? Did he ever finish the extended anime stuff? Put the damn thing out already. As awesome as JB and Pulp are the Whole Bloody Affair is far more pressing.

  • July 27, 2011, 3:14 a.m. CST

    lostboytexass

    by kwisatzhaderach

    Yeah, that Munich. What a shitty movie that was.

  • July 27, 2011, 3:32 a.m. CST

    Death Proof is great, and imperfect

    by WINONA_RYDERS_PUSSY_JUICE

    I guess the haters overreacted over the poor editing? Some of the pointless dialogue could be trimmed.

  • I have both of these on DVD already, and not interested in HD versions as neither of them really merrits it above the DVD versions (both of which are already loaded with extras that i bet are missing from these HD versions). I already have both parts of Kill Bill on Blu Ray, but i would definately buy THBA as it's a must have. Release it already you assholes!

  • July 27, 2011, 5:14 a.m. CST

    Pulp Fiction...

    by KGB3317

    ...is still Tarantino's "masterpiece". That and Reservoir Dogs are still the two most well-known Tarantino flicks to the masses. Jackie Brown is a solid piece of entertainment, Forster, Deniro, and Keaton are all great in it. This western (Django Unchained) that he's doing sounds questionable. I wish he would go back to straight up crime.

  • July 27, 2011, 5:21 a.m. CST

    @bantuwind

    by KGB3317

    Unnoticed? To who? Apparently not the hard-core film geeks like you. People that want to see what you are listing will go find it, there is more than one movie site on the internet. Go start your own and quit bitching....Pulp Fiction bluray release deserves it's own article.

  • July 27, 2011, 6:07 a.m. CST

    Jackie Brown

    by VicenzoV

    I always put it on, loving the first hour but somehow I never make it to the end. I only saw the whole bloody affair once.

  • July 27, 2011, 6:20 a.m. CST

    Still don't own a blu-ray? HahahA!

    by ZodNotGod

    Hahah! Welcome to 2004.

  • July 27, 2011, 6:25 a.m. CST

    Deathproof has one saving grace- KURT RUSSELL!

    by ZodNotGod

    Deathproof stinks simply because the girls chatting have NOTHING to say, which is odd for a Tarantino movie. I've watched the flick twice and those scenes make ZERO sense, their dialouge goes beyond pointlessness into incoherence. Yammering on with no purpose. i watched this in the theater and looked over at some friends and asked, "What are they talking about?" had no clue to this day. That flick was foreshadowing to "Inglorious Bastards," as it had stretches of pointless, meaningless babble that had it been cut no one would have noticed. I hope Django is not hte victim of that. QT used to be known for great dialouge, but in his last two flicks its forgettable. DP works for one reason only- STUNTMAN MIKE!

  • July 27, 2011, 6:26 a.m. CST

    Jackie Brown too....

    by ZodNotGod

    Suffers from too much talky.

  • July 27, 2011, 6:53 a.m. CST

    Jackie Brown is better then Pulp Fiction.

    by Volllllume3

    There. I said it.

  • Emotional Melodrama played out like a Sergio Leone western. And I quite like KB2, just not as much as it likes itself.

  • July 27, 2011, 7:18 a.m. CST

    True, zodnotgod

    by Mugato5150

    I noticed Tarantino losing his flair for dialog somewhere during Kill Bill 2, where Bill was rambling on about the dead fish and his completely inaccurate treatise on Superman. Death Proof was just painful to sit through.

  • immediatley

  • July 27, 2011, 7:28 a.m. CST

    and take that dribbling fuckhead viggeo_morgenstein with you

    by quantize

    Death Proof remains his second shittiest film after that last stillborn smarmy fail Both of you are tasteless lamebrain scrotes.

  • July 27, 2011, 7:30 a.m. CST

    If you're not buying new movies on bluray.

    by knowthyself

    And you're still watching standard definition DVD movies on your expensive HDTV than you're an idiot.

  • July 27, 2011, 7:36 a.m. CST

    I misread part of that...

    by Denty420

    ... as 'Michael Bay's turd Transformers movie'. Seriously.

  • July 27, 2011, 7:36 a.m. CST

    What ruined death proof for me.

    by knowthyself

    The second set of girls were a bunch of loud mouth annoying bitches. Seriously they should never have allowed Uma Thurman's stunt double to pretend she's an actress. The dialogue was just "blah blah have you seen this movie? blah blah I'm eluding to QT as my director pissing on me and partying!" Give me a break. Hands down QT's worst script. Every line makes me want to tear my ears off they're so bad and read so badly. The best part of the film is the first set of girls and the awesome kill. The second half was a self indulgent mess.

  • July 27, 2011, 7:40 a.m. CST

    QT's problem is that he thinks everything he writes is gold now.

    by knowthyself

    The man needs to go back to script writing 101. Cut what you love. Go back to making a lean mean movie and forget all of the smart witty references to things you love and movies of the past. Inglorious Basterds really was the tip of the ice berg for me.

  • July 27, 2011, 7:41 a.m. CST

    If you are still buying dvds or bluray, you might be an idiot

    by moorE12

    How many copies of the same movies are you going to buy??? How many people buy movies and actually watch them more than 2-3 times? And how many people actually just buy movies because their lives are empty and having a movie collection gives meaning to their life because they can brag about how many movies they own.

  • July 27, 2011, 7:54 a.m. CST

    Is white guilt supposed to make me forget I'm running a business?

    by impossibledreamers

    The scenes between Max Cherry and Ordell Robey are some of my favorites in Jackie Brown - classic Elmore Leonard/Tarantino.

  • July 27, 2011, 8:19 a.m. CST

    Top 5 Tarantino

    by Samuel Fulmer

    1.Inglourious Basterds 2.Jackie Brown 3.Resevoir Dogs 4.Pulp Fiction 5.True Romance (yeah he didn't direct it, but it's his script/for the most part anyway, and light years better than Kill Bill and Death Proof).

  • 6# THE PEOPLE VS. LARRY FLYNT 7# THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS 8# TERMINATOR 2 9# BASIC INSTINCT 10#THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS

  • July 27, 2011, 8:30 a.m. CST

    Top ten films of the 1990's

    by Samuel Fulmer

    Congo, Congo, Congo, Congo, Congo, Congo, Congo, Congo, Congo, and Waterworld.

  • July 27, 2011, 8:39 a.m. CST

    Wow, get with the program AICN

    by slave to the one

    I heard about this at least 2 months ago on High Def Digest!

  • July 27, 2011, 8:41 a.m. CST

    Starting a Tarantino boycott

    by BigSteve03

    I just decided this. I'm not buying any more Tarantino blu rays or dvds until the whole bloody affair comes out in the U.S. I don't care if its out of his control or not. He could still exert pressure on whoever won't put it out and get it done if he really wanted to.

  • July 27, 2011, 8:49 a.m. CST

    DangerDave Says....

    by DangerDave

    Tarantino's Best: 1. Kill Bill Vol 1 (2 was SHIT). 2. Pulp Fiction 3. Resevoir Dogs 4. Inglourious Basterds (just for the fact that it is BAT-SHIT crazy. 5. can't name a 5th because everything else is shit.

  • July 27, 2011, 8:52 a.m. CST

    Deathproof was way too much chick chat

    by Knobules

    OK we get it. The girls are badass. Point made about 200 times. Now get on with it. but nooooo. More and more blubbering about nothing, on and on and on and on.

  • July 27, 2011, 8:57 a.m. CST

    I guess I liked "Death Proof"

    by Hipshot

    Because it was supposed to be a Grindhouse film. Bad acting. Bad photography. Gratuitous sex. Maybe the entire exercise wasn't worth doing in the first place, but I thought he pretty much nailed the experience I had with most of those flicks.

  • July 27, 2011, 9:11 a.m. CST

    Gratuitous sex.....In Death Proof?????

    by Samuel Fulmer

    Did we watch the same film, or did you see Tarantino's private copy or something?

  • July 27, 2011, 9:11 a.m. CST

    Best QT movies go in this order folks!

    by Warren

    #1. Pulp Fiction: Because without a doubt it is still a modern classic. You can watch it endlessly. #2. Inglorious Bastards: This was not only a breakthrough for QT, it also became the first film of his to curb a oscar winning performance. The Jew Hunter, enough said. #3. Jackie Brown: It brought back that feel of the 70's, but QT style. All the acting was top notch and the humor was great, by far one of his most humorous works. #4. Death Proof: Stunt Man Mike, nothing else needs to be said. #5. Reservoir Dogs: Really perfect first film, but it was a remake of City of Fire, so thats why it's #6. True Romance: Yeah he didn't direct it but you cant surely tell he wrote it, and it's style feels like a QT film not a Tony Scott film. Plus the sit down with Walken & Hopper is flawless. #7. Four Rooms: His short film within other short films with the same theme made this movie almost watchable. #8. Natural Born Killers: Here again a script by QT but it was instead directed by Oliver Stone. I've heard a lot of talk about the differences in the his script and the final version. There are some but nothing highly major, most of the scripts tone and dialogue stay intact. Yet to me it also marks the end of Oliver Stone and his reputation as a great filmmaker, cause he hasn't made a great film since then. Maybe he needs another sprinkle of that QT dust to make his movies become great once more. #9. From Dusk Till Dawn: He wrote this as well. It wasn't the best horror movie ever made but man it was sure a crazy, funny, and wild ride. They even had every description of vagina known to man, so you tell me, what's not to like? #10: Kill Bill 1&2: Why would this be at the bottom of the list. Well I am small kung fu fan, I watch the films when I can. Though my brother is a huge kung fu nut and has seen every samurai and Jackie Chan movie ever made. (When we sat down and watched both of them in a row he keep bitching about how every single frame and scene was taken from a movie he already saw. I noticed it a lot more after i started to watch a lot of old school kung fu movies with my brother. It might have been his ode to his love of martial arts, but in the end its just a collage of every kung fu movie every made. I dread the day Kill Bill 3 comes out. With that said I hope his next film will top this list and everyones else's list as well, at least I"m hoping. Django Unchained seems like it very well could be!)

  • July 27, 2011, 9:12 a.m. CST

    If by Gratuitous Sex you mean....

    by DangerDave

    Pictures of women's feet....yeah. Q really should talk to someone about that fetish.

  • July 27, 2011, 9:14 a.m. CST

    Michael Keaton in Jackie Brown

    by Christo

    Michael Keaton's character, Ray Nicolette, was also in Steven Soderbergh's Out of Sight and was played by... Michael Keaton. His role was uncredited in that movie.

  • July 27, 2011, 9:15 a.m. CST

    Loved Pulp Fiction

    by Truxton Spangler

    when it came out, and was lukewarm on Jackie Brown. But over time, they've traded places. PF now feels a little gimmicky, while the JB seems to have better, more fully fleshed-out characters, even if it lacks the obvious moments that PF has.

  • July 27, 2011, 9:21 a.m. CST

    Jackie Brown is the only Tarantino film inhabited by real humans

    by Samuel Fulmer

    Which is probably more attributable to the source material since it didn't originate with him. I think that's why Kill Bill fell flat with volume 2. He was trying to give them depth and played up the "emotion", but it just came off as phony since he wasn't able to elevate the characters too far above caracture. I think Inglorious Basterds did a better job trying to give some emotional weight to it's "movie" characters. They were still more icons and archetypes than real people, but I think he was able to round them out much better while still keeping them interesting.

  • July 27, 2011, 9:21 a.m. CST

    Yeah where the shit is KB: TWBA?

    by HoboCode

    Don't get me wrong. I'm happy to have these released, but god damn where the FUCK is it? Andy by the way QT. Please stop any plans you have of doing KB: Vol. 3. Epically retarded idea. He's already fucking dead. If you want o make a movie about the little black girl killing Uma Just call it Kill Beatrix so I don't hae to fucking see it included with the other two..

  • July 27, 2011, 9:25 a.m. CST

    So unless Tarantino just continues making revenge films

    by Samuel Fulmer

    for the rest of his career, I guess Kill Bill, Inglorious Basterds, and Djano Unchained form a Revenge trilogy.

  • July 27, 2011, 9:31 a.m. CST

    Django Unchained, Revenge?

    by Warren

    You know from I hear that is what it sounds like but I've heard QT talk about making a very explicit western not just a revenge flick. It might have elements of revenge but I am sure this is going to be the type of film the touches on America's most sensitive moments of history. I would expect a controversial when it premiers, with Spike Lee and the NAACP protesting outside. Then you'll know its a great movie!

  • July 27, 2011, 9:31 a.m. CST

    Top Ten Films of the 1990's

    by openthepodbaydoorshal

    Shaving Ryan's Privates Forrest Hump Pulp Friction White Men Can't Hump Missionary: Impossible Jurassic Pork Pokeahotass Lust of the Mohicans Schindler's Fist When Harry Ate Sally and runners up Ass Ventura: Smut Detective A Few Hard Men A Rear and Present Danger (or Queer and Present Danger) Ally McFeel

  • July 27, 2011, 9:51 a.m. CST

    QT needs an editor

    by Beezbo

    Like most directors with too much power, he is self-indulgent. Jackie Brown was ruined by QT's love for Pam Grier - I don't need long shots of her face slowing things to a crawl. I don't like Death Proof because I don't like purposely "bad" movies - real grindhouse films are fun when it at least seems like the film-makers were sincere.

  • July 27, 2011, 9:55 a.m. CST

    QT Editor?

    by Warren

    I think it would be cool if he got Robert to edit his films, I could see it happening, speaking that there best buds and all.

  • July 27, 2011, 10:10 a.m. CST

    All you guys...

    by Chris Edwards

    ..are a bunch of fucking assholes. You are all far too opinionated. Seriously, it's exhausting going through the talkbacks most of the time. This is my first post, I could stay quiet no longer. First of all, whether or not you like a movie is a matter of personal taste, I don't see the need to trash the filmmaker on here publicly. If you didn't like a movie, don't watch it. Just shut the fuck up about it. I'm so tired of people talking shit about EVERY movie. Audiences expect too much nowadays. I am a fan of film in general, and it's rare if I ever leave a theatre thinking something is complete shit. I can usually find some redeeming quality in ANY movie. And I have a wife and 2 daughters, so I've seen a lot of movies I'm sure you all think are complete shit. I'm just saying, start thinking a little bit about what it takes to make a film and appreciate the fact that you live in a country where you can go out and be entertained on a weekly basis. Otherwise, go make your own movie or shut the fuck up with your bullshit opinions. k thx bye.

  • July 27, 2011, 10:16 a.m. CST

    Paradox!

    by Warren

    Mailtruckinferno these talkbacks are meant for fans of cinema to talk and complain and bitch all they want. People support the cinema by paying to seem the movies, without the audience there wouldn't be movies. So if we want to bitch and moan I think we are entitled. + you coming on here trying to make everyone seem as if they have nothing better is just sad. The same thing you were talking about in your post made it turn out for you to be doing the exact same thing. You are bitching about people bitching and there is nothing more pathetic than that, but that is also what we call a paradox!

  • July 27, 2011, 10:25 a.m. CST

    I got served..

    by Chris Edwards

    You got me with the legal mumbo jumbo. Doesn't change a thing I said. I am indeed bitching about people bitching. Just have respect for the work, thats all I'm saying. Most of you kids probably just DL the movies anyway.. but I digress..

  • July 27, 2011, 10:36 a.m. CST

    Just think of it like this...

    by Warren

    If a person keeps in all his annoyance of bitching they could implode out of nowhere and die. This website stops that from happening and saves life's. You had to bitch about people bitching, I'm sure by now if you hadn't you would be hitting up a whisky bottle and beating your wife for entertainment, and then give your children heroin to ensure they stay asleep. Thank Harry and AICN for this not helping, be sure not to thank yourself. AICN is here for you to bitch at any time you want...

  • July 27, 2011, 10:36 a.m. CST

    People complaining about "pointless" dialogue in Death Proof

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    Uh, what the hell did all that dialogue about Madonna songs and tipping etiquette in Reservoir Dogs have to do with the plot? JACK. SHIT. But does anyone complain about that? No, because if it's a bunch of GUYS sitting around shooting the shit that's okay, but if a bunch of GIRLS sit around talking about essentially the same pop-culture shit, then they're "stupid bitches I couldn't wait to see get killed!" I just find the inherent double-standard misogyny about Death Proof's female characters to be very disturbing. If you don't like the movie, that's fine, but don't pretend that the fact that the main characters are specifically *women* sitting around talking about random stuff as opposed to men isn't a big part of why you don't like it.

  • July 27, 2011, 10:56 a.m. CST

    Death Proof. It went on WAY longer than other movies

    by Knobules

    It was fun in chunks but it went on forever. RD wasn't nearly as mind numbingly drawn out for no reason. If it was a bag of squirrels jabbering on like that I would have the same opinion. Don't care if its female male or animal. 1.3 hours of nonstop blathering about nothing from ANYTHING is torture. And yes it was pointless. The 20 minutes of blubbering about "you know who is gonna do that thing on the hood of the car" shit for example. Oh no you arent! oh yes I am! repeat for 20 minutes. Its crap.

  • July 27, 2011, 11:03 a.m. CST

    nasty

    by THE_CHOPPAH

    While I agree with you to a point on the "people talking for talking's sake", i feel that you missed the mark a little. When it was released, Reservoir Dogs was a breath of fresh air and the way it showed camaraderie before the heist. Yes, we've seen gangsters talk shop but never about pop songs over breakfast before robbing a place. The method of Tarantino employs here began the cliche. Death Proof was used to the point of almost cliche and parody IMO. It seemed that in the time between Dogs and now is that any time a person speaks about pop culture or hip, it will always seem cliched and stale. Regardless, the audience missed the point with "all the talking" in Death Proof. It was a classic buildup in a slasher film. Almost like a roller coaster. By the end of the film, I literally was cheering and clapping at its resolution. Mission Accomplished.

  • July 27, 2011, 11:04 a.m. CST

    Oh, call off your PC dogs, nasty in the pasty

    by Mugato5150

    For one thing, the "mundane" dialog in Reservoir Dogs and especially Pulp Fiction was used as a device to paint the characters as regular guys heading out to a job like plumbers or some shit. That is in contrast to what they were really doing. Second, the dialog in the two aforementioned movies were delivered by actors with presence, charisma. So you need one or the other with dialog. Purpose or charisma. Pulp Fiction had both. Death Proof had neither.

  • July 27, 2011, 11:10 a.m. CST

    Reservoir Dogs was QT's first.

    by knowthyself

    So of course the meaningless talk was witty and charming. By the time he regurgitated this in Death Proof we had all grown tired of it. It has nothing to do with the women but the dialogue itself and the awful acting by Tracie Thomas and Zoe Belle. Man they just sucked.

  • July 27, 2011, 11:11 a.m. CST

    Only seen the stand alone director's cut of Death Proof.

    by welcometothepartypal

    I thought the second half kinda dragged, but still liked it. With all this talk no one mentioned which cut is better. Should I check out the theatrical cut? is there a difference?

  • July 27, 2011, 11:14 a.m. CST

    DeathProof!

    by Warren

    Had one of the best car chase scenes in history. It's up there with Bullet! I really don't know were all the negative vibe is coming from with this film. Kill Bill was way more dreadful!

  • July 27, 2011, 11:16 a.m. CST

    The only cut of death proof worth watching.

    by knowthyself

    Is on the bluray of Grindhouse where it belongs. As a double feature it works wonders. After the awesome explosive craziness of Planet Terror Death Proof is a nice change of pace. On it's own Death Proof is shit, especially the directors cut. Who wants MORE of those bitches yammering?

  • July 27, 2011, 11:28 a.m. CST

    gottcha! Thanks

    by welcometothepartypal

  • July 27, 2011, 11:29 a.m. CST

    waltere.kurtz

    by Chris Edwards

    Spontaneous human combustion? This is your argument? Seriously? AICN doesn't save "life's", they give us comprehensive coverage of our favorite films/directors, etc. I thank Harry and AICN for doing that, they are a staple in my daily web browsing. We are all geeks and we would be lost without this site. I love to read reviews here and see what the contributors think. What I don't give a shit about is what some 12 year old sitting at his PC in Duluth thinks. It's not going to help inform my opinion on the movie. I'm an adult, I like to stave off my opinion until I've actually seen something and can form a cohesive thought. I'll make my own decision, regardless of what anyone thinks. If the talkbacks were taken down, I don't think it would be a bad thing. While there are some interesting and informative insights made on here, it's mostly just mostly this: "That movie fucking sucked. He's a hack. What a sell out. You have terrible taste." Blah blah blah. I have no problem with people discussing movies. You're missing the point. Everyone has a right to say whatever they want. I'm arguing whether or not they SHOULD. What I have a problem with is people just spewing hate about a certain Director or Film for the fuck of it. Just to be a dick. It accomplishes nothing and it isn't constructive. I said I believe that whether you like it or not, you should have RESPECT for the work the people in this industry do for you. I think that anyone who would argue that point must inherently be a dick.

  • July 27, 2011, 11:33 a.m. CST

    .....mailtruckinferno.......

    by Warren

    First off yo, the whole combustion thing was a joke. You should really lighten up and watch some comedies. Second your entire statement pretty much says we should suck the talents cocks, like they already don't get enough of that at comic-con and from hot women wanting to cased in the film. I'm sorry your comments and statements just keep getting more dense with each post...

  • July 27, 2011, 11:46 a.m. CST

    1 more thing, a NAIL in the coffin!

    by Warren

    This will be my final statement to you mailtruckinferno! I love QT and mostly all of his films, and being a fan and a contributing factor to his wallet and income, I have the right to say I hated kill bill...Just like most of that talk-bakers on here have the right to say they hated death proof...I don't see you bitching at AICN it's self, if you want to talk about people bitching, especially in there reviews, I mean come on, you attack the talk-backers cause you have nothing better to do. Harry has said worser things about great movies (Inception) yet I don't see you talking shit to him. Though if you wanted to you probably cool, AICN is cool for letting fans talk shit. Thats why this site still thrives today, and even though I pretty much called Harry out about Inception I am sure he will take it with stride. Not delete every talk-backer or compare them to 13 year olds. Just wake up man, seriously! If your going to talk shit about fans, which you are, cause all fans bitch. Which has me suspicious of you and why all of a sudden you chose to speak out now than any other talk-back? Do you work for a studio, you sure do talk like it....Pretty much its this simple, keep your fucking mouth shut on here when it comes to talk-backers! Sure we might annoying and full of shit at times, but were good lads and we can tell when an outsider has arrived, something you clearly are..& I'll leave you with words spoken by the great Sergeant Hartman-"Get down and give me 50 before I skull fuck you!"

  • There. Said it. Fuck you very much.

  • July 27, 2011, 11:58 a.m. CST

    proevad-Actually that's PT Anderson

    by Samuel Fulmer

  • July 27, 2011, 11:59 a.m. CST

    Director's cut of Death Proof better

    by Samuel Fulmer

    Lap dance scene intact and creepy intial encounter between Stuntman Mike and the 2nd group of girls. Actually adds much needed depth to the film. It still doesn't make it a great movie, but it's better than the Grindhouse cut.

  • July 27, 2011, 12:05 p.m. CST

    There are quite a few director's who have never made a shitty film...

    by Turd_Has_Risen_From_The_Gravy

    and unfortunatley, neither Kubrick nor Tarantino are one of them. Kubrick - both Fear and Desire and Killer's Kiss are shit (though excusable as early, self-made efforts). Tarantino - Deathproof. I'm not one of the Nolan fanboys, but Christopher Nolan's a major director who's never made a shitty film. Cameron's never made a shitty film, either (assuming you don't count Piranha 2, which you shouldn't). David Cronenberg, neither. Werner Herzog as well, There are plenty others.

  • July 27, 2011, 12:06 p.m. CST

    and yes, PT Anderson, too...

    by Turd_Has_Risen_From_The_Gravy

    Peter Weir as well.

  • July 27, 2011, 12:15 p.m. CST

    knowthyself, agreed...

    by Turd_Has_Risen_From_The_Gravy

    DP is much better in the context of the Grindhouse double bill. It's too insubstantial to stand on its own. I mantain Kill Bill would have been better as a single two and a half hour film as well, or around the length of IB. It might even have stood as Tarantino's best movie had he had the discipline to tighten it up that way, getting rid of the endless self-indulgence and improving the pacing. Buut releasing it as two separate and wildly different parts (one fast paced and action packed but with no depth, the other with plenty of depth and characterization but staggeringly drawn out) really weakened the whole enterprise and diluted its impact.

  • July 27, 2011, 12:24 p.m. CST

    First of all..

    by Chris Edwards

    I wish I worked for a studio. That's laughable. Secondly, you can hate Kill Bill and Death Proof all you want, that's fine. Thats not what I have issue with. I'm not even taking issue with you specifically man, I didn't even notice if you had posted anything prior to mine. I'm in the same boat as you. A fan. I'm no outsider, I've been reading this site for close to ten years. It just irks me when I see nonsensical bullshit coming from some of these fucks. I read Harry's Inception review. It didn't work for him. At the same time, he didn't come out and say, "Nolan fucking sucks, this movie is shit" etc. If you've read the review, than you know this is the truth. My argument is for CONSTRUCTIVE criticism. Not AGAINST CRITISCM in general. That's all I'm saying. It seems like you're having a different argument than me. I love the fact that I can come on here and say whatever I want. That's great. And for the most part, I don't read the talk backs. It's for reasons like this. It fucking bums me out. I hope to one day have a career in film, I've written a few things. I sympathize, that's all. Basically, just because you didn't like a movie, doesn't mean it sucks. I loved Kill Bill, I loved Death Proof, I loved Jackie Brown, and probably ten other movies people have talked shit about in this thread. For every one person that hates those movies, there are probably 100 that love them. I just really don't understand why people are so quick to HATE movies. Don't you guys like movies? I've never been one of those dudes who gets up outta my seat at the end of a movie and says, "That shit sucked". I don't understand those people, it's not that black and white. I just don't get it. Also, you're the only one saying shit to me so I'd be willing to bet there are some others on here that agree with me. It doesn't matter though. Also, if you don't want to be compared to a 12 year old, maybe check your spelling/grammar? That's all I was basing it on.

  • July 27, 2011, 12:24 p.m. CST

    Pwned

    by Chris Edwards

    That is all.

  • July 27, 2011, 12:30 p.m. CST

    Director who's never made a shitty film -

    by openthepodbaydoorshal

    Charles Laughton - Night Of The Hunter That's the way to do it, one, and out.

  • July 27, 2011, 12:32 p.m. CST

    Re: Tarantino...oh, Four Rooms is now considered

    by openthepodbaydoorshal

    a non-shitty film?

  • I guess you've never seen a Paul WS Anderson film, have you?

  • July 27, 2011, 12:36 p.m. CST

    I also have a problem with people

    by Samuel Fulmer

    That go in the direction of "Oh I love this it's great" and don't give any real reasons why other than generalizations you could apply to something without even seeing it. It's just as bad a blindly hating something. I always find it funny when there are people who want to post on how much people around here hate things and should give constructive criticism, but god forbid when these same people are asked upon to give real reasons why they like something that others seem to hate it's, "Oh the acting is so great, oh the directing is magnificent, oh the effects are mind blowing" just the usual David Manning quotes over and over.

  • July 27, 2011, 12:38 p.m. CST

    The girls in DEATH PROOF all had the exact same "voice"

    by BenBraddock

    And it was Quentin Tarantino's. They all talked like him - and that was *not* a good thing.

  • July 27, 2011, 12:47 p.m. CST

    Pulp Fiction is STILL QT's best and most original film.

    by Stalkeye

    If this release has more in depth features, it's a worthy purchase for moui. Jackie Brown on the other hand....

  • July 27, 2011, 12:56 p.m. CST

    Everyone knows that SMJ had the best lines/dialog in Pulp.

    by Stalkeye

    "Does Marcellas look like a bitch?" followed by "the why would you try to fuck him"? And of course there's memorable lines such as: "...i just said shit like that to scare muthafuckers before I pop their ass'..or..."I'm gonna walk the earth, like Kane in Kung Fu.." Jackson deserved as much praise as Travolta whose performance as Vincent Vega was so cool, I was dissapointed when they dropped the suppossed prequel starring him and Michael Madsen as the Vega bros. Instead, we're left with Jackie Brown and Inglorious Basterds?!? Oh wellz, who says that life is fair?

  • July 27, 2011, 1:02 p.m. CST

    Death Proof is probably the worst movie ever made

    by Tim Reuschling

  • July 27, 2011, 1:35 p.m. CST

    openthepodbaydoorshal, samuel fulmer

    by Chris Edwards

    @openthepodbaydoorshal I thought the first Resident Evil, albeit it not a great film, is kinda fun and watchable. I saw it once, and I don't think I'll ever watch it again, but it wasn't complete shit. Some of the gore was cool But that's my point, there was at least one or two things that worked. As for the rest of his stuff, I've never seen any of it. @samuel fulmer I completely understand what you are saying, but it isn't relevant to my argument. My point it is, whether you like it or not, there is no need to talk shit outright and get personal about these people and the years of hard work they put into these films. Even Paul WS Anderson works his ass off to get his movies made. Does that make them good? Not by any means. But whether they are good or not is besides the point. I'm not saying people shouldn't voice their opinions about whether or not they like a movie. But why be a dick about it? What's the use? Are you taking it personal? Some of you guys act as if Paul WS Anderson (or any other "shitty" director) raped your mother or something. Why all the hate and negativity? That's all I'm saying. All that being said, I'd be happy to tell you why I love any of the movies I do. Thanks for not being a complete douche in your response, I appreciate it.

  • Aside from "Dune" and region-free Swedish imports.

  • July 27, 2011, 3:01 p.m. CST

    Blue Velvet on Blu-ray

    by Samuel Fulmer

    It's in the works, with actual deleted scenes as extras this time (not a photo show like on the pevious DVD).

  • July 27, 2011, 4:23 p.m. CST

    Why wouldn't I count Pirahna 2?

    by proevad

    Plus, True Lies was borderline for me. 2 stars. Cronenberg made a ton of shit in the 60's and 70's. I don't count Anderson because he hasn't made enough movies yet. Punch Drunk Love wasn't shitty, but it was close to being that way. I give you Herzog. And I'll add Kurosawa. He repeated himself alot, but none of them were shitty. Don't know what you were smoking to think that Kubrick's early stuff was shitty. Watch them again, please. So, to sum up you pwned me on Werner. Good job. I stand corrected.

  • July 27, 2011, 4:27 p.m. CST

    KILL BILL: WHOLE BLOODY AFFAIR BLU-RAY NOW!

    by NeonFrisbee

    Seriously, man, THIS is what we need. Pulp Fiction and Jackie Brown are great, but Kill Bill's my all time QT fave. I want to see the full, uncut version I saw in theatres in Japan in full-on hometheatre awesomevision, like, pronto.

  • July 27, 2011, 4:30 p.m. CST

    Four rooms

    by proevad

    I haven't seen it, so I can't say for sure that it's shitty. Can you tell I'm a politician yet?

  • July 27, 2011, 4:57 p.m. CST

    Pulp Fiction is great.

    by frank

    Jackie Brown is bland with a few amusing moments. Death proof is full of annoying characters. I would like to have seen them all die horrible deaths. Except for Mary Elizabeth Winstead in the cheerleader outfit.

  • July 27, 2011, 5:31 p.m. CST

    Death Proof was really good

    by lostboytexas

    but didnt feel much like a Tarantino flick. also, I loved Planet Terror which stole some limelight. cockballs

  • July 27, 2011, 5:53 p.m. CST

    You wouldn't count Piranha 2 because...

    by Turd_Has_Risen_From_The_Gravy

    despite having Cameron's name on it, it was largely ghost directed by Italian B-movie mogul Ovidio G. Assonitis (he of 'Tentacles' fame), who fired Cameron after four days so he could take over and film extraneous scenes with Playboy centrefolds. He was contractually bound to deliver the film without an Italian name on it so the perverted rascal slapped Cameron's moniker on the resulting drivel and forced him to live down the disgrace of his infamous 'first' film for the rest of his career. Glad to see we agree on Herzog, though. Terry Malick should probably qualify as another, unless you think five films isn't enough (I don't really see why). Fear and Desire isn't very good at all. I mean Kubrick should get props for funding a film in the 1950's outside of the studio system, but it's a very amateurish and pretentious work, complete with silly voice over portentously spelling out WHAT THE FILM IS ABOUT. As Kubrick himself said 'we had good ideas, but no idea how to dramatise them'. And Killer's Kiss is just a generic B-movie noir, no different from the hordes of forgettable ones that peppered that era (save the maverick means by which it was made). I'd say Kubrick's 'real' first film was The Killing, and in an ideal world, it would have been. Then you would have been correct.

  • July 27, 2011, 6:02 p.m. CST

    I wouldn't count Four Rooms against Tarantino

    by Turd_Has_Risen_From_The_Gravy

    because he only directed a quarter of it. Therefore, his segment doesn't really count as a film, but as a short. I mean, we might as wll include 'My Best Friend's Birthday' by that token. How about major directors who have never even made a decent film? 1. Michael Bay 2. Uwe Boll (perhaps not major) 3. McG

  • July 27, 2011, 7:42 p.m. CST

    mailtruckinferno are you DENSE?

    by Warren

    So the only thing you can throw at me is grammar, sorry, I forgot I was writing a novel here. & when Harry does not like a movie he will tear it apart, thats not saying its just him, every critic does. Yet if all you can do is attack my grammar you are still a very dense person in life. Your talk-backs prove it all, just like you couldn't take a joke before! Why so serious!

  • July 27, 2011, 8:02 p.m. CST

    the difference between Res Dogs and Deathproof dialogue

    by WINONA_RYDERS_PUSSY_JUICE

    Res Dogs dialogue was happening while they were doing things relevent to the plot. Plus, the dialogue was written better. I haven't seen it in years, w/e Death Proof's pointless diner scene was 30 minutes long (felt that way) and the conversation was about some old movie that 99% of the audience has never seen. That entire scene could be excised and the movie would be better for it.

  • July 27, 2011, 9:19 p.m. CST

    J Brown SUCKED ASS!!!!

    by dryjism

    FUCK YOU!! SO DID INGLORIOUS GARBAGE!!

  • July 27, 2011, 9:40 p.m. CST

    "Who wants more of those bitches yammering?"

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    Again, it's the casual use of "bitches" that sticks in my craw. Would you say, "Who wants more of those BASTARDS yammering"? I just find it disturbing how many people use the term "bitches" to describe the female characters in Death Proof. And why the hate against Zoe Bell? She was absolutely CHARMING, and could easilly take up genuine acting in the stuntwoman thing ever dries up for her.

  • July 27, 2011, 9:58 p.m. CST

    Didn't count Malick for the same reason as Anderson

    by proevad

    but he is on the list after one or two more for sure--cuz Tree of Life was amazing.

  • July 27, 2011, 10:01 p.m. CST

    Had no clue about Pirahna 2. Thought it was all Cameron

    by proevad

    and I actually saw Tentacles at a drive in back in the day. Was showing as a double feature with a movie called Squirm lol

  • July 27, 2011, 10:03 p.m. CST

    and whatever happened to that Uwe Boll holocaust movie?

    by proevad

    Remember that fucked up trailer that got posted on here? Never heard anything else about it.

  • July 27, 2011, 10:08 p.m. CST

    and I liked Fear and Desire

    by proevad

    It came on AMC one night and I stumbled onto it about 2 minutes into it. Had no idea what it was or that Kubrick had directed it. Didn't find out til the next day when I looked it up to see what it was. Anyway, I agree his first few were weaker films--but I just don't think they are shitty. Oh, and I thought of Billy Wilder. Haven't seen all of his, but I haven't seen a shitty one. Same with Frank Capra.

  • July 28, 2011, 12:13 a.m. CST

    I'm sorry but most western women are bitches

    by WINONA_RYDERS_PUSSY_JUICE

  • July 28, 2011, 1:05 a.m. CST

    Pulp Fiction on Blu Ray? About fucking time!!!!!

    by darthSaul666

  • July 28, 2011, 6:26 a.m. CST

    The only difference is....

    by ZodNotGod

    Res Dogs- Dialouge is witty, clever, memorable, funny, infinitely quotable. Death Proof- Chatter is lame, dull, forgettable, incoherent, confusing. That's all. No one is blaming the female gender for all the evils of the world, just that in that particular movie, they got stuck with terrible acting and dialouge.

  • July 28, 2011, 6:35 a.m. CST

    Directors...

    by ZodNotGod

    Ahem. Tarantino made "Death Proof" which was far below his talents simply because of the reasons stated earlier- lame dialouge given to the gals. Kubrick- "Eyes Wide Shut" which was a lame excursion into female paranoia. Awful. Cameron- Terminator 2- I am so sick of this flick. It doesn't hold up and just remakes the first. Eddie Furlo and his rotten, grating perfomance is far worse than Jake Loyld...yes it is! Hitchcock could very well be the only director to not a make a pile of poo.

  • July 28, 2011, 6:36 a.m. CST

    mailtruckinferno

    by ZodNotGod

    Stop by the next Star Wars threads and just watch the foolishness begin. Some of the posters will want you to believe that George Lucas controls the weather and wrote the screenplay to "Glitter."

  • July 28, 2011, 10:07 p.m. CST

    Ten cents? AWESOME! (nt)

    by Triple_J_72

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