" I can sum it up with two words and a hyphen: 'Boo-Yah!' "
Title: Pulp Fiction by Buena Vista Home Video
Format: Twisted Drama
Reviewing Monkey: Our Ape Masters
The Hype: One of the truly classic cinema events of our generation is back on Special Edition DVD. Watch it again, love it, enjoy a ton of extra features.
What This Monkey Thought...
Story and Acting: Writing
this review is gonna bit a bit hard. Not that Pulp Fiction is a particularly
tough movie to quantify but that there are only 4 people on the planet who haven't
seen it. But, just in case you're one of those 4 people, let me do a brief recap.
The movie tells the story of several apparently unrelated people whose lives
cross in a wide, deep story that is told non-sequentially in seemingly random
parts. By the time it ends you have gotten several different views of a central
themed set of lives- all of whom are a little more f-ed up than they should
It is, in a word, amazing. Revolutionary for its time, Pulp Fiction established a new genre that is still alive and well today. Included in this work are more big named actors than you can shake a stick at, all delivering amazing performances. Really, the only negative in the whole film is that this flick single handedly re-launched John Travolta's career…Which eventually gave us Battlefield Earth. And even that limited involvement is unforgivable. 5 out of 5
Action: Though not action intensive, there is enough random violence and blood to keep even the most hardcore action fan happy but it is all story driven so it doesn't bog down the movie as a whole. These include some cool gun battles and some entertaining hand to hand. 3.75 out of 5
Visuals and Directing: Well, like I said, this movie created a new genre and, given how overdone Hollywood has been for decades, that's saying a whole lot. I'm not going to go into it too much here, since Tarantino film classes are being taught all over the country (enough so that the name "Tarantino" is in Office 2000's dictionary) and Pulp Fiction is still his piece d'resistance (Oh god…Was that French? I just used French. The other monkeys are going to beat me). 5 out of 5
Sound Track: Eclectic is often a bad word but Pulp Fiction makes it a very good thing. Music from almost every generation mingles with a strong surfer theme to make a soundtrack that is multi-platinum. And, as if that wasn't enough, it actually works for the movie. 4 out of 5
DVD Extras: It's a two disk set…With one of those disks purely dedicated to extras. Documentaries, deleted scenes, factoid features, tv spots, media coverage, behind the scenes…You name it, it has it. Hell, anytime you're getting a whole extra DVD you know it's gonna be good. 5 out of 5
Value vs. Price: It's a 2 DVD collectors set with tons of features for the price of some single DVDs- $24.99! What more could you possibly want. 5 out of 5
|The quintessential pop flick is back and it brought an army of extras with it. If you don't have this DVD you'd better have a damned good excuse.|
The Good: Amazing film with an ape-load of extras.
The Bad: Um…Well, it is 10 years old after all.
The Overall Ugly: I can sum it up with two words and a hyphen: "Boo-Yah!"
What it's Worth: More than they're charging.